If you know a hierarchy which is not listed in these pages or if you have more up-to-date information about an existing hierarchy, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to news.admin.hierarchies so that these pages can be updated.
A text-only version of that page can also be retrieved for a control access file, PGP keys and a checkgroups. Full files are also available.
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news.admin.announce Announcements for news administrators. (Moderated) news.admin.censorship Censorship issues in news administration. news.admin.hierarchies Network news hierarchies. news.admin.misc General topics of network news administration. news.admin.moderation Technical and social issues of newsgroup moderation. (Moderated) news.admin.net-abuse.email Discussion of abuse of email systems. news.admin.net-abuse.misc Network facility abuse, including spamming. news.admin.net-abuse.policy Discussion of net abuse policy. (Moderated) news.admin.net-abuse.usenet Discussion of abuse of the Usenet system. news.admin.peering Article flow, server peering requests, & offers. news.admin.technical Technical aspects of maintaining network news. (Moderated) news.announce.conferences Calls for papers and conferences. (Moderated) news.announce.important General announcements of interest to all. (Moderated) news.announce.newgroups Calls for newgroups & announcements of same. (Moderated) news.announce.newusers Explanatory postings for new users. (Moderated) news.answers Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated) news.groups Discussions and lists of newsgroups. news.groups.proposals Development of Big 8 proposals. (Moderated) news.groups.questions Where can I find talk about topic X? news.lists.filters Notices for automated news filtering systems. news.lists.misc News-related statistics and lists. (Moderated) news.misc Discussions of USENET itself. news.newusers.questions Q & A for new users of Usenet. (Moderated) news.software.b Discussion about Usenet B-news-compatible software. news.software.misc Usenet-related software other than readers and servers. news.software.nn Discussion about the "nn" Usenet news reader package. news.software.nntp The Network News Transfer Protocol. news.software.readers Discussing software for reading network news (Usenet).
You can display information about up to 30 hierarchies in the row by loading a web page of the form:
http://usenet.trigofacile.com/hierarchies/index.py?see=COMP,HUMANITIES,MISC,NEWS,REC,SCI,SOC,TALK (example for the Big 8).
Information in these pages comes from INN's control.ctl, ftp.isc.org newsgroups file, the list of PGP public keys for newsgroup administration and the logs of control messages.
You might also want to read the Usenet hierarchy administration FAQ.