Moderated Newsgroup Charters or FAQs
USENET - The Big-8 Newsgroups
- A link to the Big-8 Management Board
- comp .zip - Computer topics, both hardware and software.
- humanities .zip - The humanities.
- misc .zip - A mixture of newsgroups that don't fit the other seven hierarchies. Many are about the practical aspects of everyday life.
- news .zip - Administration of the Big 8, as well as about Usenet and Netnews in general, and related topics.
- rec .zip - Recreational topics, including music, sports, games, outdoor recreation, hobbies, crafts, etc..
- sci .zip - Science and technology.
- soc .zip - Socializing, society, and social issues.
- talk .zip - Endless discussion, largely about politics.
The "ALT" Newsgroup
- alt.zip - The "Alternative to USENET" newsgroup. Now mostly a place for sharing binary files.
Some Nationally Focussed Newsgroups
- aus .zip - Australia (English)
- chile .zip - Chile (Spanish)
- de .zip - Germany (German)
- esp .zip - Spain (Spanish)
- fr .zip - France (French)
- nl .zip - Netherlands (Dutch)
- nz .zip - New Zealand (English)
- uk .zip - United Kingdom (English)
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Last updated: 2005