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Old 07-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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Slackware Newsgroup


i wanna subscribe to a slackware newsgroup, what do i need to be a member of a slackware newsgroup?
-I did not subscribe to any newsgroups before.
-If i can access it through text based not GUI would be preferable.
-A small explanation for a newsgroup in 2 lines would be appreciated cuz i don't know much about newsgroups.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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i wanna subscribe to a slackware newsgroup
This is the Slackware newsgroup:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.os.linux.slackware/

If you want to use a text-based program to access it, then get an account on eternal-september.org and then use slrn to read the newsgroup.

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-A small explanation for a newsgroup in 2 lines would be appreciated cuz i don't know much about newsgroups.
Not a reasonable request. Just look up "usenet newsgroup" on Wikipedia.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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Been years since I bothered with Usenet. Is it still going strong?
 
Old 07-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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There are communities that started out being based on Usenet and still are. The TeX and interactive fiction communities are two examples. The Slackware community is not.

The last few years I've read Usenet, the trolls were effectively moderating most of the newsgroups.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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Last time I checked the nethack community was strong as well.

edit: To be more on topic - 2 cli clients that I've used are slrn and emacs' gnus.

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