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# # This was a failed experiment in a different newsgroup creation policy and # administrative policy which has now been abandoned. # # (This was also the original unmoderated Usenet hierarchy from before the # Great Renaming. The groups that used to be in net.* in the 1980s are now # in the Big Eight hierarchies.) #
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net.announce Official announcements about Usenet II. net.aquaria General discussion of aquaria net.aquaria.config Net.aquaria newsgroup configuration issues net.aquaria.marine General discussion, fish-only tanks, etc. net.aviation.aerobatics Aerobatics and Attitude Adjustments net.aviation.announcements Important Aviation Announcements (Moderated) net.aviation.homebuilt Building your own aircraft at home net.aviation.ifr Flying only by reference to instruments net.aviation.marketplace For sale/wanted ads net.aviation.military Military aircraft net.aviation.piloting General pilot discussions net.aviation.rotorcraft Rotary wing aircraft forum net.aviation.simulators Flight simulation net.aviation.students Learning to fly net.aviation.ultralight Light aircraft net.bicycles.activism Discussion of bicycle activism net.bicycles.config Rambling about net.bicycles. net.bicycles.general General discussion of bicycles and HPVs net.bicycles.marketplace Buying and selling of bicycles and HPVs net.bizarre This is not a newsgroup. net.computers.datacom Data Communications net.computers.email.qmail qmail - a mail transport agent for the 90's net.computers.embedded Realtime and Embedded Controllers net.computers.os.other Other operating systems net.computers.os.unix.linux The Linux operating system net.computers.os.unix.rhapsody Apple's next-generation OS for the Macintosh. net.computers.os.unix.solaris Discussion of Sun Microsystems Solaris OS net.computers.other Other computer issues net.computers.telecom Computer-related Telecommunications net.config Janitorial duties in the nice new net. net.config.feed-requests Beg, trade, borrow, or buy access. net.config.leaks Holes in the nice new net. net.config.unsound-sites We're taking our net and going home. net.control Where the net-monitor posts. net.crafts.general All miscellaneous crafty stuff. net.crafts.general.marketplace.commercial Companies selling craft equipage. net.crafts.general.marketplace.private Individuals selling craft equipage. net.crafts.metalworking.general Heavy metal & heavier hammers. net.crafts.textiles.general Threads about thread and needle. net.crafts.textiles.marketplace.commercial For companies to sell. net.crafts.textiles.marketplace.private Individuals buying and selling. net.crafts.woodworking.general Build a house or carve a chain. net.crafts.zymurgy.general Hops, yeast, fruit, & grain. net.current-events.general General discussion of current events. net.education.general Miscellanious education discussion. net.food.advocacy Waiter, there's a raw egg in my soup! net.food.announce What's new in net.food? (Moderated) net.food.asian Asian cookery net.food.bread Bread, bread machines, sourdough net.food.chocolate All things Chocolate net.food.coffee-klatch General chat about food and cooking net.food.desserts The means to an end, sweet or savoury net.food.drink.beer Let's head out to the pub. net.food.drink.liquor For the spirits of Christmas parties net.food.drink.wine The net, a glass of wine, and thou net.food.healthy Healthy eating. net.food.japanese Nani o tabemashita ka? net.food.pizza Pizza! net.food.spicy Hot! Hot! Hot! net.food.veg.cookery Vegetarian cooking and recipes. net.food.veg.lifestyle The philosphy of vegetarianism net.games.roleplaying.advocacy My game is better than yours! net.games.roleplaying.announce Roleplaying game-related news. net.games.roleplaying.general Undifferentiated tabletop & live action gaming net.games.roleplaying.marketplace Roleplaying games bought and sold. net.games.roleplaying.theory Contemplating the essence of gaming. net.general And stuff. See. net.genre.config Metadiscussion of the net.genre hierarchy. net.genre.other For genres not already covered. net.genre.sf.babylon5 Our last, best hope for a fifth season net.genre.sf.config Metadiscussion of the net.genre.sf hierarchy. net.genre.sf.fandom Fans and fandom. net.genre.sf.movies Science fiction and fantasy related movies net.genre.sf.other Other science fiction and fantasy discussion net.genre.sf.star-trek Boldly going forwards because we can't find reverse! net.genre.sf.star-wars Use the Net, Luke! net.genre.sf.tv Science fiction and fantasy related TV programs net.genre.sf.written Science fiction and fantasy in print net.history.general Anything about history net.humour.bawdy "Off colour" sidekick of net.humour.funny. (Moderated) net.humour.config Metadiscussion about the net.humour hierarchy. net.humour.funny "General" humour newsgroup. (Moderated) net.humour.off-colour Unmoderated, anything goes. You've been warned. net.humour.religion Your "higher source" for humour! (Moderated) net.internet.dns.names Domain Name System naming issues net.internet.dns.policy Domain Name System policy net.lycanthropy Discussions of all facets of personal lycanthropy. net.media.electronic The electronic media net.media.film-industry The Industry net.media.movies The Movies (film, video, even MPEG) net.media.other Anything not covered by existing groups net.media.print The printed word net.media.tv Television (neither rare nor well done) net.medicine.clinical.general All about making people better. net.medicine.education.general Teaching and learning medicine. net.medicine.policy.general What do we do and who pays for it? net.medicine.public-health.drugs Drugs and society's health. net.medicine.public-health.general Healthy people, all at once. net.medicine.research.general Finding ways to make people better. net.medicine.support.general Mutual support is a stable structure. net.medicine.veterinary.general Animal health care. net.music.classical.general European traditional art music & descendants net.music.general Anything about music. net.music.style.metal Heavy metal and related hard rock net.music.style.ska The Jamaican beat net.music.world.general World and ethnic traditions net.origins Evolution vs. creation (sometimes hot!) net.religion.announce Announcements about the net.religion hierarchy. (Moderated) net.religion.flame My god can beat up your god net.religion.interfaith Working together net.religion.policy Discussing the net.religion hierarchy net.science.biology.evolution Natural selection, etc... net.science.biology.misc It's alive, Jim. net.science.chemistry.misc Can we really drink that EtOH? net.science.geology.misc It's dead, Jim. net.science.misc Nonspecific discussion of science. net.science.physics.misc Quarks to universes. net.sexuality.bondage Bondage, Dominance, submission and S&M net.sexuality.general Discussion and chat of a sexual nature net.sexuality.motss Members of the same sex discussing sexuality net.sexuality.stories Erotic prose and poetry (Moderated) net.sexuality.stories.discuss Discussion, requests, etc of n.s.s net.sport.config Discussion about the net.sport hierarchy. net.sport.football.ncaa American college football net.sport.football.nfl American professional football net.sport.general Discussion about sports. net.sport.hockey He shoots, he scores! net.subculture.gothic The gothic subculture and lifestyle. net.subculture.tasteless If you love to be disgusting. net.subculture.usenet Who we are, what we do, why we do it. net.support.abuse.sexual Recovering from childhood sexual abuse. net.support.addiction.misc Dealing with miscellaneous addictions. net.support.announce Announcements relevant to net.support.* (Moderated) net.support.config Metadiscussion of the net.support hierarchy. net.support.grief Coping with the loss of a loved one. net.support.psych.misc For those with miscellaneous psychiatric disorders. net.test Chat with autoreply bots. net.theatre.acting Theatre performers forum net.theatre.announce Announcements relevant to the net.theatre hierarchy net.theatre.musicals Staged musicals and operetta net.theatre.plays Staged plays net.theatre.stagecraft Backstage theatre net.writing.general Stuff you've written and comments thereon. net.writing.roleplaying.in-character.announce ments & FAQs. (Moderated) net.writing.roleplaying.in-character.misc Various settings.
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