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Old 11-08-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
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I Have always been hearing about newsgroups but have never used them.

So do you use them ?
Are they still as popular and useful as they were before?

If I want to join some newsgroups than from where should I start?

Old 11-08-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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They're not nearly as popular as they used to be (since the ascension of web-based message boards such as this) although are still very much used especially for scientific areas.

To use them, grab a newsreader (many email clients such as thunderbird include one) and point to your news server. Check with your ISP to see what it is. often it's just or

Enter that, then hit the subscribe button, should bring up a list of newsgroups.

They're not always easy to follow but they do give you an insight into things you just can't find elsewhere.

newsgroups are also known as usenet. Google "groups" searches usenet.


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