Re: euphoria newsgroup

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Architek wrote:

>Excuse me for this question.. but i've never used newsgroups...
>        What are they and how do i get there..

>        Hey, is it any possible way to get an IRC channel for Euphoria? It
>would be great to chat between us!


I have to admit, I myself am also quite ignorant in the subject matter
That's why I want to see what alt.lang.euphoria is and how it can be used.
But here is an excerpt I got from USENET:

Hope this answers some of your questions.


Excerpt taken from Inside CompuServe, written by Richard Wagner,
copyright(1994 by New Riders Publishing.)

If you utilize CompuServe forums, you already know the value that these
electronic means of communication can have.  With its new Internet access,
CompuServe now brings you access to a whole new electronic discussion group
medium called USENET.

Understanding USENET Newsgroups

USENET, which stands for Users Network, is the Internet equivalent of
CompuServe forums. USENET consists of the thousands of computers that
receive Network News, which is organized under a set of groupings known as
newsgroups. Each newsgroup is devoted to a particular subject, such as
cellular biology or the works of William Shakespeare. Just as with
CompuServe forums, the topics of newsgroups can be work-related or just for

USENET is actually not part of the Internet or even a separate network, but
a set of rules for managing newsgroups. Most computers supporting USENET
are also on the Internet, but that does not necessarily have to be the
case. The opposite holds true as well; not all computers connected to the
Internet provide USENET to their users.

USENET is one of the terms least understood by many Internet users. Proper
understanding of it will portray you as a knowledgeable Internet user
rather than a "newbie".

USENET is a means to broadcast articles (USENETs term for messages) among a
large number of computers. Technically speaking, USENET newsgroups are
propagated using a store and forward procedure. An article is sent to a
given host who saves it and then feeds the article to other hosts in the
USENET network. Using store and forward, an article can usually be
distributed widely in a matter of moments.

While most of the newsgroups you will work with are public, there can also
be local newsgroups (local to the given Internet site). These newsgroups
are then not accessible through other Internet providers. For example, if
CompuServe has a local newsgroup available only to CompuServe members, you
would not be able to access it if you were reading USENET news from a
university Internet account.

Newsgroups can be either moderated or unmoderated. In an unmoderated
newsgroup, you simply post an article, and it is broadcast to all other
newsgroup members. In a moderated newsgroup, your article is sent to a
moderator which reviews it before making it available publicly. The idea
behind moderated newsgroups is to keep the discussion tightly focused on
the given subject. Moderated newsgroups tend to have a more manageable
number of messages, since non-pertinent and inappropriate messages are
filtered out.

Newsgroups are organized in a hierarchical manner.  The first part of a
newsgroup name is a broad topic and is followed by a one or more subtopics.
 Each of these levels use abbreviated names and follow the typical Internet
naming convention in which periods are used to separate the topic levels.
For example, the comp.databases.paradox newsgroup is a computer-related
discussion in the general category of databases.  The specific database
product being discussed is Paradox.

The USENET hierarchy is firmly established.  At the top-level are seven
different categories.
Name            Issues discussed
comp            Computer (software and hardware) subjects
sci             Scientific (physical and social sciences) topics
soc             Social and cultural issues
rec             Recreational topics
talk            Controversial subjects (debate-oriented groups)
news            Newsgroup, network, and administration topics
misc            Topics which are hard to classify under other categories

There are also newsgroups which are technically not part of USENET, but the
USENET is often extended to include these alternative newsgroups as well.
Alternative newsgroups are much less structured than the traditional USENET

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