This sub-category of Etiquette does not overlap withUsenet etiquette refers to practices of writing, contact, and behavior used in newsgroups (Usenet).
Please also check the other subcategories.
Please make sure your link is submitted to the most appropriate of these categories.
Submit ONLY FAQ sites pertaining to Usenet. FAQs concerning other topics, not Usenet, should be submitted to the appropriate category.Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. A FAQ is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. This category contains FAQs relating to Usenet.
This category lists Premium (ie Pay) Usenet Service providers.This category lists Premium (ie Pay) Usenet Service providers. * For individual user accounts with web-based Usenet access see: "Computers/Usenet/Web_Based" * Corporate Usenet Service providers (to ISPs or resellers) can be found in "Computers/Usenet/Feed Services/ISP Feeds "
* For individual user accounts with web-based Usenet access see: "Computers/Usenet/Web_Based"
* Corporate Usenet Service providers (to ISPs or resellers) can be found in "Computers/Usenet/Feed Services/ISP Feeds " All providers suggested to this category must append a X-Complaints-To: header with a valid e-mail address to every message posted via their server to make possible complaints against spammers. These e-mail addresses will be tested before adding these sites. Note that if the site you''re submitting is on RSS feeds, this is the wrong category.
Submit archives of old postings if the focus is on postings over a large range of dates (especially early ones), rather than attributes such as being up to date or otherwise focused on current reading and participation. Also see Computers/Internet/History.Usenet over the years rather than Usenet now.
Submit newsgroup FAQs to Computers/Usenet/FAQs/Individual_Group_FAQs/.Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Each discussion forum is called a "newsgroup". This category lists web pages for individual newsgroups.
Submit only sites listing Usenet newsgroups.Sites which provide indexing, searching, and/or other tools that allow you to more easily locate an existing Usenet newsgroup.
Any service provider offering private newsgroup hosting, for free or for a fee is welcome here. Note that Usenet access providers do have their own category: Computers/Usenet/Feed Services.Newsgroup hosting services are similar to Web hosting: for those who want to create a private newsgroup to discuss a particular topic, providers listed in this category offer various solutions. Additional services like mailing-list or Web gateways are often available. However, newsgroup hosting is different from creating a newsgroup on Usenet: groups hosted by service providers listed here are not relayed across Usenet, they're only available on the server of the provider.
Submit only sites which allow free, public access via NNTP protocol to Usenet newsgroups.Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. Most Usenet servers are (properly) configured to only allow connections from recognized users. This category lists sites that contain directories of public news servers. Servers listed in this category allow anyone to access them. All servers listed in this category allow anyone to read articles. Some of the servers allow you to post messages.
Sites which offer free, web based access should be submitted to Computers/Usenet/Web_Based
Submit only sites which are for searching Usenet newsgroups specifically.Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. Sites in this category are for searching Usenet newsgroups.
If the software is a client for binary or text only newsgroups, or a server such as INN or C News, please submit the site to the appropriate categories. If, however, the software is a gateway or has a particular function (e.g. RSS feed reader via a newsreader) this is the right category.Any Usenet software that is neither a client (newsreader) nor a server is welcome in this category.
Sites containing statistical data on Usenet from newsgroup severs or other sources are good candidates for this category. These data may include but are not limited to: number of authors, messages, amount of data posted, accepted and rejected article rate, load average of servers, feed status or bandwidth usage. Archives of statistics are also welcome.As there's no central point on Usenet, it is impossible to provide canonical statistics. However, having numbers such as the activity of authors, number of messages, amount of data posted for a given hierarchy or even Usenet as a whole from various points and comparing them usually gives a good idea on what's happening across Usenet. The fact that several well-known news server applications already generate such data for maintenance purposes and their ability to display them graphically in HMTL files makes the task even more easier.
Submit only sites which allow access to Usenet newsgroups via a web page. To be accepted, the web site must provide the following: 1) Easy to find contact address so that anyone who has a complaint to file can contact the newsmaster.Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. Sites in this category allow you to access the discussion fora, or newsgroups, through a web browser, without accessing a newsserver via newsreader software utilizing NNTP protocol. Sites in this category allow free access to Usenet newsgroups, unless otherwise noted.
2) X-Complaints-To: header with a valid e-mail address appended to every message, again to make possible complaints against spam.
3) Access to at least one test newsgroup such as alt.test so that users can check the service without posting off-topic messages and disturbing other participants.
Finally, please note that if the site also allows access via a newsreader, it must be submitted in Computers/Usenet/Feed_Services.