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Subject: Welcome to Usenet!
This article was archived around: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 08:00:03 GMT
Last-change: 5 Dec 1995 by email@example.com (Mark Moraes)
Welcome to Usenet! The newsgroup news.announce.newusers contains a lot of
introductory information about Usenet. All new users should read and fully
understand all the documents in news.announce.newusers before trying to
post messages to Usenet or create new Usenet groups. This may take a
while, but it will help you find your way around Usenet much more easily.
This short message is repeated three times a week to ensure that it is
always available on your news system. All other documents in
news.announce.newusers are repeated every two weeks and should stay around
for at least a month. If you find news.announce.newusers empty (or cannot
figure out how to read documents in it), please contact the help desk,
customer support or news administrator on the computer system or service
that you're using and ask them for help. Please do not send me e-mail
asking for help reading news on your computer system or service.
Please do not try to post or send any messages to news.announce.newusers.
This is the list of the documents that news.announce.newusers should
What is Usenet?
What is Usenet? A second opinion.
Rules for posting to Usenet
Hints on writing style for Usenet
A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community
Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette
How to find the right place to post (FAQ)
Introduction to news.announce
A Guide to Social Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
Introduction to the *.answers newsgroups
FAQs about FAQs
Anonymous FTP: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) List
Advertising on Usenet: How To Do It, How Not To Do It
Copyright Myths FAQ: 10 big myths about copyright explained
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Usenet
How to Get Information about Networks
How to become a Usenet site
Usenet Software: History and Sources
Guidelines on Usenet Newsgroup Names
How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup
If you don't see any of these documents in the newsgroup, you can ask for
them by sending mail to
with the following in the body of the message. Note the address carefully;
please do NOT send these requests to me.
You can also find these documents on the World Wide Web; see