Alternative Newsgroup Hierarchies (Part 1)

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David C Lawrence

Feb 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM2/3/96
Archive-name: alt-hierarchies/part1
Original-author: hoptoad!gnu (John Gilmore) and (Gene Spafford)
Comment: enhanced & edited until 5/93 by (Gene Spafford)
Last-change: 3 Feb 1996 by (David C Lawrence)

The Usenet software allows the support and transport of hierarchies of
newsgroups not part of the "traditional" Usenet through use of the
distribution mechanism. These hierarchies of groups are available to
sites wishing to support them and able to find a feed. In general,
these groups are not carried by the entire network because of their
volume, restricted spheres of interest, or a different set of
administrative rules and concerns.

In general, it is a bad idea to forward these newsgroups to your
neighbors without asking them first; they should only be received at a
site by choice. Not only is this generally-accepted net etiquette, it
helps to preserve the freedom to do and say as the posters please in
these newsgroups, as the only people who get them are those who asked
to get them. This freedom is more restricted in the Usenet as a
whole, because every mainstream posting and every mainstream newsgroup
name must be acceptable to a much wider audience than is present in
these hierarchies. Because of the sheer size of the mainstream
Usenet, extra-long or controversial postings are more likely to cause
problems when posted to the Usenet; however, these alternative
hierarchies exist precisely to support those kinds of postings (if
germane to the hierarchy).

Usually, there is is no restriction on getting these groups as long as
you have the capacity to receive, store, and forward the groups;
software after B 2.11 news is required to make the distribution
mechanism work properly for these groups. How to join each
distribution is described below.

Note that the "uunet" service carries all of these hierarchies.
Contact for subscription details.

Also note -- the lists in this article are totally unofficial and
possibly incomplete or inaccurate. I try to keep the lists up-to-date,
but make no guarantee that any of the information contained corresponds
with the named groups in any significant way. Corrections and comments
should be mailed to the reply address in the header of this article.

David C Lawrence

Feb 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM2/3/96
Archive-name: alt-hierarchies/part3


This is the newsgroup hierarchy for topics interesting to biologists
originating from and gatewayed with electronic mailing
lists. For more information about this hierarchy, contact

bionet.agroforestry Discussion of Agroforestry.
bionet.announce Announcements of widespread interest to biologists. (Moderated)
bionet.audiology Topics in audiology and hearing science.
bionet.biology.cardiovascular Scientists engaged in cardiovascular research.
bionet.biology.computational Computer and mathematical applications. (Moderated)
bionet.biology.deepsea Deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology. (Moderated)
bionet.biology.grasses The biology of grasses: cereal, forage, turf, etc.
bionet.biology.n2-fixation Research issues on biological nitrogen fixation.
bionet.biology.symbiosis Research in symbiosis.
bionet.biology.tropical Discussions about tropical biology.
bionet.biology.vectors Research & control of arthropods which transmit disease.
bionet.biophysics The science and profession of biophysics.
bionet.celegans The model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.
bionet.cellbiol Discussions about cell biology.
bionet.cellbiol.cytonet The cytoskeleton, plasma membrane and cell wall.
bionet.cellbiol.insulin Biology and chemistry of insulin and related receptors. (Moderated)
bionet.chlamydomonas Discussions about the green alga Chlamydomonas.
bionet.diagnostics Problems and techniques in all fields of diagnostics.
bionet.diagnostics.prenatal Research in prenatal diagnostics.
bionet.drosophila Discussions about the biology of fruit flies.
bionet.ecology.physiology Research & education in physiological ecology. (Moderated)
bionet.emf-bio Interactions of EM fields with biological systems. (Moderated)
bionet.general General BIOSCI discussion.
bionet.genome.arabidopsis Information about the Arabidopsis project.
bionet.genome.chromosomes Mapping and sequencing of eucaryote chromosomes.
bionet.glycosci Carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules.
bionet.immunology Discussions about research in immunology. Discussions about biological information theory. Job openings in the biological sciences. (Moderated) Requests for employment in the biological sciences.
bionet.journals.contents Contents of biology journal publications. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques Discussion of the journal Biotechniques. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.letters.tibs Letters to Editor of Trends in Biochemical Sci. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.note Advice on dealing with journals in biology.
bionet.metabolic-reg Kinetics and thermodynamics at the cellular level.
bionet.microbiology The science and profession of microbiology.
bionet.molbio.ageing Discussions of cellular and organismal ageing. Computer applications to biological databases.
bionet.molbio.embldatabank Info about the EMBL Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.evolution How genes and proteins have evolved.
bionet.molbio.gdb Messages to and from the GDB database staff.
bionet.molbio.genbank Info about the GenBank Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.genbank.updates Hot off the presses! (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.gene-linkage Discussions about genetic linkage analysis.
bionet.molbio.genome-program The international Human Genome Project. (Moderated) Discussions about the molecular biology of HIV.
bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts Requests for information and lab reagents.
bionet.molbio.molluscs Discussions about research on mollusc DNA. (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.proteins Research on proteins and protein databases.
bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r Research on G-protein coupled receptors.
bionet.molbio.proteins.fluorescent Fluorescent proteins & bioluminescence.
bionet.molbio.rapd Research on Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA.
bionet.molbio.recombination Research on the recombination of DNA or RNA.
bionet.molbio.yeast The molecular biology and genetics of yeast.
bionet.molec-model The physical & chemical aspects of molecular modelling.
bionet.molecules.peptides Chemical and biological aspects of peptides.
bionet.molecules.repertoires Generation and use of libraries of molecules.
bionet.mycology Discussions about filamentous fungi.
bionet.neuroscience Research issues in the neurosciences.
bionet.neuroscience.amyloid Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
bionet.organisms.pseudomonas Research on the genus Pseudomonas.
bionet.organisms.schistosoma Discussions about Schistosoma research.
bionet.organisms.urodeles Research scientists using urodele amphibians. (Moderated)
bionet.organisms.zebrafish Research using the model organism Zebrafish.
bionet.parasitology Research discussions in parasitology.
bionet.photosynthesis Discussions about research on photosynthesis. (Moderated)
bionet.plants Discussion about all aspects of plant biology. Education issues in plant biology.
bionet.population-bio Technical discussions about population biology. American Federation for Clinical Research. (Moderated) The American Society for Cell Biology. (Moderated) Biophysical Society official announcements. (Moderated) Canadian Federation of Biological Societies. Canadian Society of Microbiologists. (Moderated) Fed of Amer. Societies for Experimental Biology. (Moderated) North American Vascular Biology Organization. (Moderated)
bionet.protista Discussion on ciliates and other protists.
bionet.sci-resources Information about funding agencies, etc. (Moderated) Information about software for biology. Discussions by users of genome DBs using ACEDB. Discussions about using the ACEDB software. Software Source relating to biology. (Moderated) Sequence Retrieval System (SRS) software. Using the Staden molecular sequence analysis software. Information about WWW sources of interest to biologists. (Moderated) X-PLOR for 3D macromolecular structure determination.
bionet.structural-nmr Exploring the structure of macromolecules using NMR.
bionet.toxicology Research in toxicology.
bionet.users.addresses Who's who in Biology.
bionet.virology Discussions about research in virology.
bionet.women-in-bio Discussions about women in biology.
bionet.xtallography Discussions about protein crystallography.


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Contact Jim McIntosh <> for more information.

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bit.admin bit.* newgroups discussions.
bit.databases.mssql-l Microsoft SQL Server List.
bit.general Discussions relating to BitNet/Usenet.
bit.lang.neder-l Dutch Language and Literature List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.2000ad-l Talk 2000 Forum. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.9370-l IBM 9370 and VM/IS specific topics List.
bit.listserv.ada-law ADA Law Discussions.
bit.listserv.advanc-l Geac Advanced Integrated Library System Users.
bit.listserv.advise-l User Services List.
bit.listserv.aect-l Educational Communication and Technology.
bit.listserv.aera American Educational Research Association. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.aix-l IBM AIX Discussion List.
bit.listserv.albanian Albanian Discussion List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.allmusic Discussions on all forms of Music.
bit.listserv.apar-l Apparition List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.apple2-l Apple II List.
bit.listserv.arie-l RLG Ariel Document Transmission Group.
bit.listserv.arlis-l Art and Architecture Librarianship. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.ashe-l Higher Ed Policy and Research. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.asis-l American Society of Information Science.
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bit.listserv.authorware Authorware Professional Authoring Program.
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bit.listserv.big-lan Campus-Size LAN Discusssion Group.
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bit.listserv.biomch-l Biomechanics List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.bitnews News about BitNet. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.blindnws Blindness Issues and Discussions. (Moderated)
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bit.listserv.bosnet Bosnia News. (Moderated)
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bit.listserv.catala Catalan Discussion List. Free Catholic List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.cdromlan CD-ROM on Local Area Networks.
bit.listserv.cfs.newsletter Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Newsletter. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.christia Practical Christian Life. (Moderated)
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bit.listserv.circplus Circulation Reserve and Related Library Issues.
bit.listserv.clayart Ceramics Discussions. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.cmspip-l VM/SP CMS Pipelines Discussion List.
bit.listserv.coco Tandy Color Computer List.
bit.listserv.confocal Confocal Microscopy List.
bit.listserv.croatia Croatian News. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.csg-l Control System Group Network.
bit.listserv.cumrec-l CUMREC-L Administrative computer use. (Moderated) Campus-Wide E-mail Discussion List.
bit.listserv.cwis-l Campus-Wide Information Systems.
bit.listserv.cyber-l CDC Computer Discussion.
bit.listserv.dasig Database Administration.
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bit.listserv.dectei-l DECUS Education Software Library Discussions.
bit.listserv.devel-l Technology Transfer in International Development.
bit.listserv.devmedia Media for Development and Democracy. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.disarm-l Disarmament Discussion List.
bit.listserv.dorothyl Mystery Literature Lovers. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.down-syn Downs Syndrome Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.dsshe-l Disabled Student Services in Higher Education.
bit.listserv.e-europe Eastern Europe Business Network. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.earntech EARN Technical Group.
bit.listserv.easi Computer Access for People with Disabilities.
bit.listserv.edi-l Electronic Data Interchange Issues.
bit.listserv.edpolyan Education Policy Analysis Forum. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.edtech EDTECH - Educational Technology. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.edusig-l EDUSIG Discussions.
bit.listserv.emusic-l Electronic Music Discussion List.
bit.listserv.envbeh-l Forum on Environment and Human Behavior.
bit.listserv.ethics-l Discussion of Ethics in Computing.
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bit.listserv.fnord-l New Ways of Thinking List.
bit.listserv.frac-l FRACTAL Discussion List. Fathers Rights and Equality Discussion List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.freemasonry Free Masonry Discussion List. (Moderated) Computer Games List.
bit.listserv.gaynet GayNet Discussion List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.gddm-l The GDDM Discussion List.
bit.listserv.geodesic List for the Discussion of Buckminster Fuller.
bit.listserv.geograph Geography List.
bit.listserv.gophern Lets go Gopherin.
bit.listserv.govdoc-l Discussion of Government Document Issues.
bit.listserv.graph-ti Discussion of the TI-8x Series Calculator. (Moderated)
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bit.listserv.hdesk-l Help Desk Operations.
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bit.listserv.hellas The Hellenic Discussion List. (Moderated) Help on BitNet and the Internet.
bit.listserv.history History List.
bit.listserv.hrvatska Croatian News. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.hungary Hungarian Discussion List.
bit.listserv.hytel-l HYTELNET Discussions. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.i-amiga Info-Amiga List. IBM Higher Education Consortium. IBM Mainframe Discussion List.
bit.listserv.ibm7171 Protocol Converter List.
bit.listserv.ibmtcp-l IBM TCP/IP List.
bit.listserv.idms-l CA-IDMS Discussions.
bit.listserv.imagelib Image Databases in Libraries List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.innopac Innovative Interfaces Online Public Access.
bit.listserv.ioob-l Industrial Psychology.
bit.listserv.ipct-l Interpersonal Computing and Technology List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.ispf-l ISPF Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.japan Japanese Business and Economics Network. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.jes2-l JES2 Discussion group.
bit.listserv.jnet-l BITNIC JNET-L List.
bit.listserv.l-hcap Handicap List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.l-vmctr VMCENTER Components Discussion List.
bit.listserv.labmgr Computer Lab Management. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.lawsch-l Law School Discussion List.
bit.listserv.lawsch.internships Law School Internships. BITNIC LIAISON.
bit.listserv.libref-l Library Reference Issues. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.libres Library and Information Science Research. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.linkfail Link failure announcements.
bit.listserv.lis-l Library and Information Science Students.
bit.listserv.literary Discussions about Literature.
bit.listserv.lsoft-announce ListServ Announcements. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.lstsrv-l Forum on LISTSERV.
bit.listserv.mail-l BITNIC MAIL-L List.
bit.listserv.mailbook MAIL/MAILBOOK subscription List.
bit.listserv.makedon Makedon List. (Moderated) MBA Student curriculum Discussion.
bit.listserv.mbu-l Megabyte University - Computers and Writing.
bit.listserv.mdphd-l Dual Degree List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.medforum Medical Students Discussions. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.medlib-l Medical Libraries Discussion List.
bit.listserv.mednews Health Info-Com Network Newsletter. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.mideur-l Middle Europe Discussion List.
bit.listserv.mla-l Music Library Association. Movie Poster List. Museum Discussion List.
bit.listserv.muslims Islamic Information and News Network. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.netnws-l VM NetNews List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.nettrain Network Trainers List. (Moderated) NEW-LIST - New List Announcements. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.nodmgt-l Node Management.
bit.listserv.notabene Nota Bene List.
bit.listserv.notis-l NOTIS/DOBIS Discussion group List.
bit.listserv.novell Novell LAN Interest Group.
bit.listserv.nppa-l National Press Photographers Association. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.opers-l Mainframe Operations Discussion List.
bit.listserv.os2-l OS/2 Discussion.
bit.listserv.pacs-l Public-Access Computer System Forum. (Moderated) IBM 3812/3820 Tips and Problems Discussion List.
bit.listserv.pagemakr PageMaker for Desktop Publishers.
bit.listserv.pakistan Pakistan News Service. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.pmail Pegasus Mail Discussions.
bit.listserv.pmdf-l PMDF Distribution List.
bit.listserv.pns-l Pakistan News Service Discussions. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.politics Forum for Discussion of Politics. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.postcard Postcard Collectors Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.power-l IBM RS/6000 POWER Family List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.powerh-l PowerHouse Discussion List.
bit.listserv.psycgrad Psychology Grad Student Discussions.
bit.listserv.quaker-p ??? (Moderated)
bit.listserv.quality TQM in Manufacturing and Service Industries. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.qualrs-l Qualitative Research of the Human Sciences. Digital Audio Broadcasting List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.railroad Railroad List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.relusr-l Relay Users Forum.
bit.listserv.rra-l Romance Readers Anonymous. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.rscs-l VM/RSCS Mailing List.
bit.listserv.rscsmods The RSCS modifications List.
bit.listserv.screen-l Film and Television Discussion List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.script-l IBM vs Waterloo SCRIPT Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.scuba-l Scuba diving Discussion List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.seasia-l Southeast Asia Discussion List.
bit.listserv.seds-l Interchapter SEDS Communications.
bit.listserv.sfs-l VM Shared File System Discussion List.
bit.listserv.sganet Student Government Global Mail Network.
bit.listserv.simula The SIMULA Language List.
bit.listserv.skeptic Discussion of Extraordinary Things. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.skywarn Severe storm Community warning discussions.
bit.listserv.slart-l SLA Reseach and Teaching. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.slovak-l Slovak Discussion List.
bit.listserv.snamgt-l SNA Network Management Discussion.
bit.listserv.snurse-l International Nursing Student Group.
bit.listserv.sos-data Social Science Data List.
bit.listserv.spires-l SPIRES Conference List.
bit.listserv.sportpsy Exercise and Sports Psychology.
bit.listserv.sqlinfo Forum for SQL/DS and Related Topics.
bit.listserv.sthcult Southern Cultures Discussions.
bit.listserv.superguy Superguy Story List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.tbi-support Traumatic Brain Injury Support List. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.techwr-l Technical Writing List.
bit.listserv.tecmat-l Technology in Secondary Math.
bit.listserv.tesl-l Teachers of ESL. (Moderated)
bit.listserv.test Test Newsgroup.
bit.listserv.tex-l The TeXnical topics List.
bit.listserv.tn3270-l tn3270 protocol Discussion List.
bit.listserv.toolb-l Asymetrix Toolbook List.
bit.listserv.transplant Transplant Recipients List. Tourism Discussions.
bit.listserv.tsorexx REXX for TSO List.
bit.listserv.ucp-l University Computing Project Mailing List.
bit.listserv.uigis-l User Interface for Geographical Info Systems.
bit.listserv.urep-l UREP-L Mailing List.
bit.listserv.uus-l Unitarian-Universalist List.
bit.listserv.vfort-l VS-Fortran Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vm-util VM Utilities Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vmesa-l VM/ESA Mailing List.
bit.listserv.vmslsv-l VAX/VMS LISTSERV Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vmxa-l VM/XA Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vnews-l VNEWS Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vocnet Vocational Education Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.vpiej-l Electronic Publishing Discussion List.
bit.listserv.vse-l IBM VSE/ESA Discussion List.
bit.listserv.wac-l Writing Across the Curriculum.
bit.listserv.words-l English Language Discussion Group.
bit.listserv.wpcorp-l WordPerfect Corporation Products Discussions.
bit.listserv.wpwin-l WordPerfect for Windows.
bit.listserv.www-vm World-wide Wed on VM Platform List.
bit.listserv.wx-chase Tornado Chasers Discussions.
bit.listserv.wx-talk Weather Issues Discussions.
bit.listserv.x400-l x.400 Protocol List.
bit.listserv.xedit-l VM System Editor List.
bit.listserv.xmailer Crosswell Mailer.
bit.listserv.xtropy-l Extopian List.
bit.mailserv.word-pc Word Processing on the IBM PC. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics. Respiratory Care World. International Volunteers Discussion Group.
bit.sci.purposive-behavior Control System Group Network. International Software List. (Moderated) Information Technology and Africa.


"Biz" is a distribution of newsgroups that are carried and propagated
by sites interested in the world of business products around them -- in
particular, computer products and services. This includes product
announcements, announcements of fixes and enhancements, product
reviews, and postings of demo software.

Feeds may possibly be obtained from,,,,, and among others.

biz.books.technical Technical bookstore & publisher advertising & info.
biz.clarinet Announcements about ClariNet. (Moderated)
biz.clarinet.sample Samples of ClariNet newsgroups. (Moderated)
biz.comp.accounting Dialogue specific to the accounting software industry.
biz.comp.mcs Macro Computer Solutions, Inc. news and information. (Moderated)
biz.comp.telebit Support of the Telebit modem.
biz.comp.telebit.netblazer The Telebit Netblazer.
biz.config Biz Usenet hierarchy configuration and administration.
biz.control Control information and messages.
biz.digex.announce Announcements from Digex. (Moderated) Digital Equipment Corp News & Announcements. (Moderated) DEC Newsletter, Catalog, & Journal articles. (Moderated)
biz.general Business operation & offerings. Discussion only, no ads. Position announcements.
biz.marketplace.computers.discussion Discussion of computer merchandising.
biz.marketplace.computers.mac Macintosh hardware/software.
biz.marketplace.computers.other Other computer hardware/software.
biz.marketplace.computers.pc-clone PC-compatible hardware/software.
biz.marketplace.computers.workstation Computer workstation hardware/software.
biz.marketplace.discussion Discussion of biz.marketplace issues. International commerce opportunities. Discuss international commerce.
biz.marketplace.non-computer Non-computer merchandise. Computer services offered/wanted. Discussion of services over newsgroups. Non-computer services offered/wanted. New product announcements for the NeXT.
biz.oreilly.announce New offerings from O'Reilly and Associates. (Moderated)
biz.pagesat For discussion of the Pagesat Satellite Usenet Newsfeed. Pagesat Satellite Weather Postings.
biz.stolen Postings about stolen merchandise.
biz.tadpole.sparcbook Discussions on the Sparcbook portable computer.
biz.test Biz newsgroup test messages.
biz.univel.misc Discussions and comments on Univel products.
biz.zeos.announce Zeos Product Announcements. (Moderated)
biz.zeos.general Zeos technical support and general information.

David C Lawrence

Feb 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM2/3/96
Archive-name: alt-hierarchies/part4


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exist to promote the freedom to share software. So please don't use
these newsgroups (or the other GNU lists) to promote or recommend
non-free software. (Using them to post ordering information is the
ultimate faux pas.) If there is no free program to do a certain task,
then somebody should write one!

If one of your USENET feeds cannot provide you with a feed of the
gnUSENET newsgroups, send mail to
to ask for a feed.

Questions about GNU can be directed to or:
Free Software Foundation
675 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Special notes about some of the groups:

Use to discuss software on gnu.emacs.sources and to ask
for sources. gnu.emacs.sources is archived by many sites and they
want sources ONLY!

The gnu.*.bug groups are pseudo-moderated (that is, the group is
marked moderated so that postings are mailed to and
then redistributed to the both the mailing list and newsgroup from
there). The gnu.*announce groups are all fully moderated.

gnu.announce Status and announcements from the Project. (Moderated)
gnu.bash.bug Bourne Again SHell bug reports and suggested fixes. (Moderated)
gnu.chess Announcements about the GNU Chess program.
gnu.emacs.announce Announcements about GNU Emacs. (Moderated)
gnu.emacs.bug GNU Emacs bug reports and suggested fixes. (Moderated)
gnu.emacs.gnews News reading under GNU Emacs using Weemba's Gnews.
gnu.emacs.gnus News reading under GNU Emacs using GNUS (in English). User queries and answers.
gnu.emacs.sources ONLY (please!) C and Lisp source code for GNU Emacs.
gnu.emacs.vm.bug Bug reports on the Emacs VM mail package. Information about the Emacs VM mail package.
gnu.emacs.vms VMS port of GNU Emacs.
gnu.epoch.misc The Epoch X11 extensions to Emacs.
gnu.g++.announce Announcements about the GNU C++ Compiler. (Moderated)
gnu.g++.bug g++ bug reports and suggested fixes. (Moderated) GNU C++ compiler (G++) user queries and answers.
gnu.g++.lib.bug g++ library bug reports/suggested fixes. (Moderated)
gnu.gcc.announce Announcements about the GNU C Compiler. (Moderated)
gnu.gcc.bug GNU C Compiler bug reports/suggested fixes. (Moderated) GNU C Compiler (gcc) user queries and answers.
gnu.gdb.bug gcc/g++ DeBugger bugs and suggested fixes. (Moderated)
gnu.ghostscript.bug GNU Ghostscript interpreter bugs. (Moderated)
gnu.gnusenet.config GNU's Not Usenet administration and configuration.
gnu.gnusenet.test GNU's Not Usenet alternative hierarchy testing.
gnu.groff.bug Bugs in the GNU roff programs. (Moderated)
gnu.misc.discuss Serious discussion about GNU and freed software.
gnu.smalltalk.bug Bugs in GNU Smalltalk. (Moderated)
gnu.utils.bug GNU utilities bugs (e.g., make, gawk. ls). (Moderated)


HEPnet is a collections of networks interconnecting high-energy and
nuclear physics research sites. The HEPnet netnews hierarchy was
created to facilitate discussions in the HEP and NP communitites. The
hierarchy is is maintained by National HEPnet Management. All groups
are bi-directionally gatewayed to mailing lists and automatically
archived. Questions, requests for feeds, and group deletions/additions
should be sent to (Internet), netnews@hepnet (BITNET),
or hepnet::netnews (HEP-ES DECnet).

hepnet.admin Discussions among hepnet.* netnews administrators.
hepnet.announce Announcement of general interest.
hepnet.conferences High Energy Physics conference & workshops.
hepnet.freehep The freehep High Energy Physics archives.
hepnet.general General interest items for High Energy Physics.
hepnet.hepix The use of Unix for High Energy Physics work.
hepnet.heplib The HEPLIB High Energy Physics library. High Energy Physics job announcements and discussions.
hepnet.lang.c++ The use of C++ for High Energy Physics work.
hepnet.test Test postings in the hepnet.* distribution.
hepnet.videoconf Video conferencing High Energy Physics researchers.


The IEEE newsgroups concern the IEEE -- the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers. The IEEE is willing to distribute these
newsgroups via NNTP to any site that desires to carry them; contact for details.

ieee.announce General Announcements for IEEE community. Help Discussion regarding IEEE Bulletin Boards. Info on IEEE Bulletin Boards. Consumer Electronics Society - Digital Audio/Video.
ieee.ces.broadcast-cable Consumer Electronics Society - Broadcast/Cable.
ieee.ces.home-automation Consumer Electronics Society - Home Automation.
ieee.ces.personal-communications Personal Communications.
ieee.config Postings about managing the ieee.* groups.
ieee.eab.announce Educational Activities - Announcements.
ieee.eab.general Educational Activities - General Discussion.
ieee.general IEEE - General discussion.
ieee.pcnfs Discussion & tips on PC-NFS.
ieee.pcs.general IEEE Professional Communication Society discussions. Publishing Activities - Announcements. Publishing Activities - General Discussion.
ieee.rab.announce Regional Activities Board - Announcements.
ieee.rab.general Regional Activities Board - General discussion.
ieee.region1 Region 1 Announcements.
ieee.stds.announce Standards Department - Announcements.
ieee.stds.general Standards Department - General Discussion.
ieee.students IEEE Student Activities. Technical Activities Board - Announcements. Technical Activities Board - General discussion.
ieee.tcos The Technical Committee on Operating Systems. (Moderated)
ieee.usab.announce USAB - Announcements.
ieee.usab.general USAB - General discussion.


Another alternative hierarchy is the "inet/ddn" distribution. This
consists of many newsgroups bearing names similar to traditional
Usenet groups and corresponding to Internet discussion lists. These
groups are circulated using the NNTP transport mechanism amongst sites
on the Internet in an attempt to reduce the number of copies of these
groups flowing through the mail (some sites get these groups via UUCP
and other transport mechanisms, but the volume can be substantial and
load may be significant without a high-speed link).

The ddn groups, ddn.mgt-bulletin and ddn.newsletter, are no longer
valid. According to (Page Carter), the US Department
of Defense removed all non-*.mil addresses from the associated mailing
lists for these groups. A *.mil gateway will not be established
because that again exposes the traffic to non-*.mil sites via news

Erik Fair <> led the creation of inet groups. Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Education. Artificial Intelligence Vision Research. (Moderated)
comp.dcom.lans.hyperchannel Hyperchannel networks within an IP network. Writing instruction in computer-based classrooms.
comp.lang.asm370 Programming in IBM System/370 Assembly Language.
comp.lang.clu The CLU language & related topics.
comp.lang.forth.mac The CSI MacForth programming environment.
comp.lang.icon Topics related to the ICON programming language.
comp.lang.idl IDL (Interface Description Language) related topics.
comp.lang.lisp.franz The Franz Lisp programming language.
comp.lang.lisp.x The XLISP language system.
comp.lang.rexx The REXX command language.
comp.lang.scheme.c The Scheme language environment.
comp.lsi.cad Electrical Computer Aided Design.
comp.mail.multi-media Multimedia Mail.
comp.networks.noctools.announce Info and announcements about NOC tools. (Moderated)
comp.networks.noctools.bugs Bug reports and fixes for NOC tools.
comp.networks.noctools.d Discussion about NOC tools.
comp.networks.noctools.submissions New NOC tools submissions. Descriptions of available NOC tools. (Moderated)
comp.networks.noctools.wanted Requests for NOC software. Discussion about the Internet Society.
comp.os.aos Topics related to Data General's AOS/VS.
comp.os.cpm.amethyst Discussion of Amethyst, CP/M-80 software package.
comp.os.msdos.4dos The 4DOS command processor for MS-DOS.
comp.os.rsts Topics related to the PDP-11 RSTS/E operating system.
comp.os.v The V distributed operating system from Stanford.
comp.periphs.printers Information on printers. The ISO Development Environment.
comp.protocols.iso.x400 X400 mail protocol discussions.
comp.protocols.iso.x400.gateway X400 mail gateway discussions. (Moderated)
comp.protocols.pcnet Topics related to PCNET (a personal computer network).
comp.protocols.snmp The Simple Network Management Protocol. Topics related to Domain Style names.
comp.protocols.time.ntp The network time protocol. Announcements from the CERT about security. (Moderated)
comp.soft-sys.andrew The Andrew system from CMU.
comp.soft-sys.nextstep The NeXTstep computing environment.
comp.std.announce Announcements about standards activities. (Moderated)
comp.sys.cdc Control Data Corporation Computers (e.g., Cybers).
comp.sys.handhelds Handheld computers and programmable calculators. Anything related to the Intel 310.
comp.sys.northstar Northstar microcomputer users.
comp.sys.super Supercomputers.
comp.sys.ti.explorer The Texas Instruments Explorer.
comp.sys.zenith Heath terminals and related Zenith products.
comp.terminals.bitgraph The BB&N BitGraph Terminal.
comp.terminals.tty5620 AT&T Dot Mapped Display Terminals (5620 and BLIT).
comp.theory Theoretical Computer Science.
comp.theory.cell-automata Discussion of all aspects of cellular automata.
comp.theory.dynamic-sys Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems.
comp.theory.self-org-sys Topics related to self-organization.
comp.unix.cray Cray computers and their operating systems.
comp.unix.solaris Discussions about the Solaris operating system. The Motif GUI for the X Window System. The Vectrex game system. Any topic relating to biotechnology.
sci.math.num-analysis Numerical Analysis.
sci.philosophy.meta Discussions within the scope of "MetaPhilosophy."
soc.culture.esperanto The neutral international language Esperanto.


The "info" hierarchy is a collection of mailing lists gatewayed into
news at the University of Illinois. The lists are selected based on
local interests but have proven popular at a number of sites. Groups
are removed when they become available via more mainstream
hierarchies. Sites are encouraged to mark *'ed groups as 'n' in their
active file. These groups are generally concerned with getting real
work done and readers dislike extraneous postings. Postings can still
be made by emailing to the listed contact address.

info.admin Administrative messages regarding info.* groups ( (Moderated)
info.big-internet *Issues facing a huge Internet ( (Moderated)
info.bind *The Berkeley BIND server ( (Moderated)
info.brl-cad BRL's Solid Modeling CAD system ( (Moderated)
info.bsdi.users BSDI user forum ( (Moderated)
info.bytecounters *NSstat network analysis program. ( (Moderated)
info.firearms Non-political firearms discussions ( (Moderated)
info.firearms.politics Political firearms discussions ( (Moderated)
info.gated *Cornell's GATED program ( (Moderated)
info.grass.programmer GRASS geographic information system programmer issues (grassp-list (Moderated)
info.grass.user GRASS geographic information system user issues ( (Moderated)
info.ietf *Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) discussions ( (Moderated)
info.ietf.hosts *IETF host requirements discussions ( (Moderated)
info.ietf.isoc *Internet Society discussions ( (Moderated)
info.ietf.njm *Jo-MAAN - the Joint Monitoring Access between Adjacent Networks IETF working group ( (Moderated)
info.ietf.smtp *IETF SMTP extension discussions ( (Moderated)
info.isode *The ISO Development Environment package ( (Moderated)
info.jethro-tull Discussions about Jethro Tull's music ( (Moderated)
info.labmgr Computer lab managers list ( (Moderated)
info.mach The Mach operating system ( (Moderated) *MH development discussions ( (Moderated)
info.nets Inter-network connectivity ( (Moderated)
info.nsf.grants *NSF grant notes ( (Moderated)
info.nsfnet.cert *Computer Emergency Response Team announcements ( (Moderated)
info.nsfnet.status NSFnet status reports. (Moderated)
info.nupop Northwestern University's POP for PCs ( (Moderated)
info.nysersnmp *The SNMP software distributed by PSI ( (Moderated)
info.osf *OSF Electronic Bulletin mailings ( (Moderated)
info.pem-dev *IETF privacy enhanced mail discussions ( (Moderated) Qi, ph, sendmail/phquery discussions ( (Moderated)
info.rfc *Announcements of newly released RFCs ( (Moderated)
info.slug Care and feeding of Symbolics Lisp machines ( (Moderated)
info.snmp *SNMP (Simple Gateway/Network Monitoring Protocol) ( (Moderated)
info.solbourne Discussions & info about Solbourne computers ( (Moderated)
info.sun-managers *Sun-managers digest ( (Moderated)
info.sun-nets *Sun-nets (nee Sun Spots) digest ( (Moderated)
info.theorynt Theory list ( (Moderated)
info.unix-sw Software available for anonymous FTP ( (Moderated)
info.wisenet Women In Science and Engineering NETwork ( (Moderated)

David C Lawrence

Feb 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM2/3/96
Archive-name: alt-hierarchies/part5


K12Net is a collection of conferences devoted to K-12 educational
curriculum, language exchanges with native speakers, and
classroom-to-classroom projects designed by teachers. The
conferences are privately distributed among FidoNet-compatible
electronic bulletin board systems in Africa, Asia, Australia,
Europe, and North America, as well as available from
as Usenet newsgroups in the hierarchy k12.*

Classroom-to-classroom projects are featured in the K12 "Channels"
which are periodically reassigned based on usage and appropriate
project length. They comprise the k12.sys hierarchy.

Forums for casual conversation among students are divided by grade
level in the hierarchy; there is also an area for teachers to
exchange general ideas about using telecommunications in education.

For more information, contact one of the members of
the K12Net Council of Coordinators:

Jack Crawford <>
Janet Murray <>
Rob Reilly <>
Mort Sternheim <>
Louis Van Geel <> Casual conversation for teachers of grades K-12. Arts & crafts curricula in K-12 education. Business education curricula in grades K-12.
k12.ed.comp.literacy Teaching computer literacy in grades K-12. Health and Physical Education curricula in grades K-12. Home Economics, career education, and school counseling.
k12.ed.math Mathematics curriculum in K-12 education. Music and Performing Arts curriculum in K-12 education. Science curriculum in K-12 education.
k12.ed.soc-studies Social Studies and History curriculum in K-12 education.
k12.ed.special Educating students with handicaps and/or special needs.
k12.ed.tag K-12 education for gifted and talented students. Industrial arts & vocational education in grades K-12. The art of teaching language skills in grades K-12.
k12.lang.deutsch-eng Bilingual German/English practice with native speakers.
k12.lang.esp-eng Bilingual Spanish/English practice with native speakers.
k12.lang.francais French practice with native speakers.
k12.lang.japanese Bilingual Japanese/English ith native speakers.
k12.lang.russian Bilingual Russian/English practice with native speakers.
k12.library Implementing info technologies in school libraries.
k12.sys.channel0 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel1 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel10 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel11 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel12 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel2 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel3 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel4 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel5 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel6 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel7 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel8 Current projects.
k12.sys.channel9 Current projects.
k12.sys.projects Discussion of potential projects.


Relcom.* is the hierarchy of Russian-language newsgroups distributed
mostly on the territory of the former Soviet Union (non-CIS countries
included). These groups are available in Europe and Northern America;
due to the 8-bit encoding (KOI-8) of Cyrillic letters, minor software
modifications may be required.

Newsgroups under the hierarchy relcom.commerce contain classified
advertisements and are relatively high-volume; the nature of the
information distributed in those groups may contradict policy of some
networks. However, they may be valuable for researchers and
businessmen interested in the first-hand information on the economics
of FSU countries.

Dmitri Martynoff <> is the Relcom staff member
responsible for netnews -- contact him for more information.

relcom.accounting Everything about book-keeping. Non-commercial ads.
relcom.archives Messages about new items on archive sites.
relcom.archives.d Discussions on file servers, archives.
relcom.arts.epic Literary arts of epical kind (more then 10 Kbytes).
relcom.arts.magick Discussing Magick and related subjects.
relcom.arts.qwerty Literary arts of small forms (less then 10 Kbytes).
relcom.banktech Discussions on banking technologies.
relcom.bbs BBS news.
relcom.bbs.list Ex-USSR BBS file lists. (Moderated) Audio & video equipment.
relcom.commerce.chemical Chemical production.
relcom.commerce.communications Communications facilities, data transmission.
relcom.commerce.computers Computer hardware.
relcom.commerce.computers.ctrlsystems Control and data gathering systems. Construction materials and equipment.
relcom.commerce.consume Cosmetics, parfumes, dresses, shoes. Gas, coal, oil, fuel, generators, etc. Real estate. Food. Spirits and soft drinks. Sweeties, sugar.
relcom.commerce.household All for house - furniture, freezers, ovens, etc.
relcom.commerce.infoserv Information services. Jobs offered/wantedy.
relcom.commerce.machinery Machinery, plant equipment.
relcom.commerce.medicine Medical services, equipment, drugs.
relcom.commerce.metals Metals and metal products. Credits, deposits, currency.
relcom.commerce.orgtech Office equipment.
relcom.commerce.other Miscelannia.
relcom.commerce.publishing Books, publishing services.
relcom.commerce.raw-materials Raw materials and semifinished items. Software. Demo versions of commercial software.
relcom.commerce.stocks Stocks and bonds. Discussions about commercial groups.
relcom.commerce.tobacco Cigarettes and tobacco.
relcom.commerce.tour Tourism, leisure and entertainment opportunities.
relcom.commerce.tradeserv Services providing commercial activities.
relcom.commerce.transport Vehicles and spare parts.
relcom.comp.animation Discussions on computer animation programs.
relcom.comp.binaries Binary codes of freeware and shareware computer programs.
relcom.comp.binaries.d Discussions of binary codes.
relcom.comp.clarion CLARION database management system.
relcom.comp.crosstools Inter-network, cross-tools for embedded systems.
relcom.comp.dbms.clipper Clipper database development system.
relcom.comp.dbms.foxpro FoxPro database development system. Oracle database discussions. db_Vista discussions.
relcom.comp.gis Geographical information systems.
relcom.comp.lang.basic FIDOnet area, BASIC programming language.
relcom.comp.lang.forth Inter-network, Forth programming language.
relcom.comp.lang.pascal Using of Pascal programming language.
relcom.comp.lang.pascal.misc Sources and materials, Pascal-kind languages. Political and legal aspects of computers.
relcom.comp.newmedia Global networks as a new mass media. (Moderated)
relcom.comp.os.os2 FIDOnet area, OS/2 operating system.
relcom.comp.os.os2.comm Communications and network under OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.drv Device drivers for OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.faq.d Discussions about FAQ on OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.marginal Related topics on OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.prog Programming under OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.src Sources related to OS/2.
relcom.comp.os.os2.wanted Programs for OS/2 offered/wanted.
relcom.comp.os.vms VMS operating system. FIDOnet area, MS-Windows operating system. FIDOnet area, Windows NT operating system. FIDOnet area, programming under MS-Windows. Computer data security discussions.
relcom.comp.sources.d Discussions on sources.
relcom.comp.sources.misc Software sources.
relcom.comp.virus Computer viruses.
relcom.consumers Consumer info on products and services. No ads.
relcom.currency Exchange rates in CIS countries.
relcom.ecology Ecological discussions. (Moderated) Education discussions, from pre-school to higher.
relcom.expo Exhibitions and fairs announcements and reviews. FIDOnet, antivirii by DialogueScience. FIDOnet, just talking of love. FIDOnet, AutoCAD, problems and solutions. FIDOnet, discussions on faxes. FIDOnet, hackers and crackers (legal!). Inter-network, army and it's history. Inter-network discussion on modems. Inter-network discussion of global nets. FIDOnet, photography and related topics. FIDOnet, digitized sound. Inter-network challenge to OS Unix. FIDOnet, problems of astronomy. NO astrology! FIDOnet, for book readers and lovers. FIDOnet, C & C++ language. FIDOnet, database management systems. FIDOnet, about DBMS by Borland. FIDOnet, Borland Interbase Workgroup Server. FIDOnet, SQL language and servers. FIDOnet, Forth language. FIDOnet, about everything and nothing. FIDOnet, computer hardware. FIDOnet, magic and occult sciences. FIDOnet, software in general. FIDOnet, creations of J.R.R Tolkien. FIDOnet, viruses and vaccines. Discussion of computer, deck and other games. Play by E-Mail games.
relcom.humor Ha-ha-ha. Jokes, you know them, funny.
relcom.humor.lus Moderated humor and jokes. (Moderated) About kids.
relcom.lan Inter-network discussion on local area networks.
relcom.lan.prog FIDOnet, programming for networks.
relcom.lan.wanted Programs for LAN wanted/offered.
relcom.maps Relcom maps.
relcom.msdos MS-DOS software. Music lovers.
relcom.netnews Information about new network capabilities and services.
relcom.netnews.big General BIG articles.
relcom.newusers Q&A of new Relcom users.
relcom.penpals To find friends, colleagues, etc.
relcom.politics Political discussions.
relcom.postmasters For RELCOM postmasters, official. (Moderated)
relcom.postmasters.d Discussion of postmaster's troubles and bright ideas. Radioelectronics, non-commercial. Diagrams and pictures for articles in
relcom.rec.tourism Hiking, sport tourism discussions.
relcom.relarn.general Academic subnet RELARN: general issues. (Moderated) Scientific publications and discussions. (Moderated)
relcom.religion Discussions on religions and related topics.
relcom.sci.libraries Discussion of libraries and related info. (Moderated)
relcom.sci.philosophy Philosophic discussions and related projects. Unfettered talk.
relcom.tcpip TCP/IP protocols and their implementation.
relcom.terms Discussion of various terms and terminology.
relcom.test "Wow, does it really work?".
relcom.wheels Anything concerning auto/moto transport and sport. Commercial proposals of World Trade Centers. (Moderated) Computer support of WWW services, for professionals.
relcom.www.users WWW usage, announces of new services.
relcom.x X Windows discussion.


Groups dealing with AT&T 3B{2,5,15,20,4000} computers -- everything
except for the UNIX PC/3B1. Both uunet and ames carry these groups.

u3b.config 3B Distribution configuration.
u3b.misc 3B Miscellaneous Discussions.
u3b.sources Sources for AT&T 3B systems. 3B Technical Discussions.
u3b.test 3B Distribution Testing.


This hierarchy is for topics of interest to VAX/VMS users (but not
necessarily VMS-specific). These groups are a project of the VMSnet working
group of the VAX SIG of the US Chapter of DECUS (the Digital Equipment
Computer User's Society). They are carried by most major usenet news sites,
and almost half of all netnews sites. To find a feed, contact the system
managers of news sites near you, and/or post to a local or regional
newsgroup and ask if anyone in the area is carrying the VMSnet newsgroups.

If you have tried these alternatives and still can not find a site in your
local area that carries the VMSnet groups, you can send mail to the VMSnet
Network Coordinator, currently Charles T. Smith, Jr. <>, who
will attempt to assist you in finding a feed for the groups. Alternatively,
you can send mail to the VMSnet mailing list <>,
which is also gatewayed to the vmsnet.uucp newsgroup and ask for help.

In either case, be sure to state where you are geographically, and what
your constraints are. For instance, if you can only place local phone
calls, be sure to say just what areas are a local call for you. Also
describe your network connectivity (what networks you are on, your uucp
neighbors, etc.).

Here is a recent list of VMSnet newsgroups. NOTE: this is NOT the
definitive list of VMSnet newsgroups. The current definitive list is always
the most recent checkgroups posting in vmsnet.admin. It is posted monthly
or whenever the set of newsgroups is changed.

vmsnet.alpha Alpha AXP architecture, systems, porting, etc.
vmsnet.announce General announcements of interest to all. (Moderated)
vmsnet.announce.newusers Orientation info for new users. (Moderated)
vmsnet.decus.journal The DECUServe Journal. (Moderated)
vmsnet.decus.lugs Discussion of DECUS Local User Groups and related issues.
vmsnet.employment Jobs sought/offered, workplace and employment issues. (Moderated)
vmsnet.epsilon-cd DEC's free, unsupported OpenVMS AXP CD.
vmsnet.groups Administration of the VMSnet newsgroups.
vmsnet.infosystems.gopher Gopher software for VMS, gateway w/VMSGopher-L.
vmsnet.infosystems.misc Various infosystem software for VMS (WAIS, WWW, etc).
vmsnet.internals VMS internals, MACRO-32, Bliss, &c; gateway w/MACRO32.
vmsnet.mail.misc Other electronic mail software. MX email system, gatewayed to MX mailing list.
vmsnet.mail.pmdf PMDF email system, gatewayed to ipmdf mailing list.
vmsnet.misc General VMS topics not covered elsewhere.
vmsnet.networks.desktop.misc Other desktop integration software.
vmsnet.networks.desktop.pathworks DEC Pathworks desktop integration. DECmcc and related software. Other network management solutions.
vmsnet.networks.misc General networking topics not covered elsewhere.
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.cmu-tek CMU-TEK TCP/IP package; gateway cmu-openvms-ip.
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.misc Other TCP/IP solutions for VMS.
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.multinet TGV's Multinet TCP/IP, gateway w/info-multinet.
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware Process Software's TCPWARE TCP/IP software.
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.ucx DEC's VMS/Ultrix Connection (TCP/IP for VMS).
vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.wintcp The Wollongong Group's WIN-TCP TCP/IP software.
vmsnet.pdp-11 PDP-11 hardware and software, gatewayed to info-pdp11.
vmsnet.sdk.openvms.fieldtest ???
vmsnet.sources Source code postings ONLY. (Moderated)
vmsnet.sources.d Discussion about or requests for sources. Recreational software postings.
vmsnet.sysmgt VMS system management.
vmsnet.test Test messages.
vmsnet.tpu TPU language and applications, gatewayed to info-tpu.
vmsnet.uucp DECUS uucp software, gatewayed to vmsnet mailing list.
vmsnet.vms-posix Discussion about VMS POSIX.

David C Lawrence

Feb 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM2/3/96
Archive-name: alt-hierarchies/part2


"alt" is a collection of newsgroups that is being distributed by a
collection of sites that choose to carry the groups. Many Usenet
sites do not receive these groups. Here is a recent list of many
active "alt" newsgroups. It represents a view of the altnet as seen
by UUNET. Another view can be found in a set of articles posted
periodically by Bruce Becker as <> to
alt.config, alt.newgroup, alt.answers, news.admin.misc, and news.groups,
called ``Another listing of newsgroups in the "alt" hierarchy.''
That list seems to include every alt group he has ever seen, many of
which have never had a correct and widely distributed creation message
or do not get any continuing article traffic.

You can join the "alt subnet" by finding a site in your area that
carries the groups. Either send mail to the administrators of the
sites you connect to, or post something to a local "general" or
"wanted" newsgroup for your area. If no sites nearby are getting
them, you can get them from uunet or psi.

Submissions to the moderated alt groups should be made to the
addresses listed in the companion posting of moderator addresses. If
it does not include an address for one of these groups, it is probably
because the person who established the group as moderated did not make
sure that the addresses were properly installed. Submission addresses
for moderated groups should be sent to

alt.0d Yet another attempt to collect stupid people up front.
alt.1d One-dimensional imaging, & the thinking behind it.
alt.2600 The magazine or the game system. You decide.
alt.2600.codez No description.
alt.2600.crackz Broken software protection.
alt.2600.hackerz Just what is so cool about not be able to spell?
alt.2600.hope.announce Hackers on Planet Earth announcements.
alt.2600.hope.d Hackers on Planet Earth discussion. Technology concerns for Hackers on Planet Earth 1994.
alt.2600.moderated Moderated discussion of 2600 magazine. (Moderated)
alt.2600.phreakz Phaking the phones.
alt.2600.programz No description.
alt.2600.warez Pirated software.
alt.2600hz Use alt.mag.2600 instead.
alt.2d People using this group have no depth.
alt.3d Use alt.3d.misc instead.
alt.3d.misc Three-dimensional imaging.
alt.3d.sirds Especially for Single Image Random Dot Stereograms. For 3D Studio users.
alt.aapg.announce The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
alt.aapg.general The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
alt.abortion.inequity Paternal obligations of failing to abort unwanted child.
alt.abuse.offender.recovery Helping abuse-offenders to recover & heal.
alt.abuse.recovery Helping victims of abuse to recover.
alt.abuse.transcendence Non-standard ways to deal with all forms of abuse.
alt.acme.exploding.newsgroup Beep beep.
alt.acting I'm just not myself today.
alt.activism Activities for activists.
alt.activism.children Open discussion of political issues about children.
alt.activism.d A place to discuss issues in alt.activism.
alt.activism.death-penalty For people opposed to capital punishment.
alt.adjective.noun.verb.verb.verb The penultimate alt group.
alt.adoption For those involved with or contemplating adoption. Licensed non-profit adoption agency information.
alt.aeffle.und.pferdle German TV cartoon characters das Aeffle und das Pferdle.
alt.agriculture.fruit Fruit production.
alt.agriculture.misc Use sci.agriculture instead.
alt.airline.schedules Current schedules of various airlines.
alt.alcohol Don't drink and drive on the, I can't say it.
alt.aldus.freehand The other hand is busy.
alt.aldus.misc Aldus products not covered in another alt.aldus group.
alt.aldus.pagemaker Don't use expensive user support, come here instead. Cheating on Homework 101.
alt.alien.research Extraterrestial body snatching for fun and profit.
alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk Something about simoN.
alt.alien.visitors Space Aliens on Earth! Abduction! Gov't Coverup!
alt.allsysop Use comp.bbs.misc instead.
alt.alt ASCII stereograms.
alt.alt.alt.alt.alt When the ants go marching five by five.
alt.alumni.bronx-science Those crazy kids from Bronx-Sci.
alt.amateur-comp Discussion and input for Amateur Computerist Newsletter. Worshiping women you have to look up to. Use instead.
alt.american.automobile.breakdown.breakdown.breakdown Born in the USA.
alt.amiga.demos Use alt.sys.amiga.demos instead.
alt.amiga.slip Use comp.sys.amiga.networking instead.
alt.anagrams Playing with words.
alt.anarchism Anarchists of the world, unite!
alt.anger Seething rage.
alt.angst Anxiety in the modern world. Tightening the screws of your existence.
alt.animals.badgers Wombat love.
alt.animals.bears Who's gonna win the Super Bowl? Da Bears!
alt.animals.dolphins Flipper, Darwin, and all their friends.
alt.animals.felines Cats of all types.
alt.animals.felines.lions Royalty of the Beasts.
alt.animals.foxes For those wild and crazy guys.
alt.animals.horses.icelandic Icelandic horses.
alt.animals.lampreys Large suctorial mouths are cool.
alt.animals.raccoons Discussion of raccoons and raccoon-related topics.
alt.animation.spumco The Danes call it Quality.
alt.animation.warner-bros Discussions about Warner Brothers cartoons.
alt.anonymous alt! Who goes there?
alt.anonymous.messages An anonymous message pool newgroup, whatever that is.
alt.answers As if anyone on alt has the answers. (Moderated)
alt.answers.papercutman Douglas P. "The Other" Lathrop.
alt.anybody You talking to me?
alt.anything Use misc.misc instead. Why some people hate AOL and/or its users. Discussing Ao-Kitty. Complaining about charges from America Online. Another forum for gripes about America Online.
alt.apocalypse Now.
alt.appalachian Appalachian region awareness, events, and culture.
alt.appalachian.literature Literature from North Ameria's Appalachia.
alt.aquaria The aquarium & related as a hobby.
alt.aquaria.killies Killifish, members of family cyprinodontidae.
alt.archaeology Use sci.archaeology instead.
alt.archery Robin Hood had the right idea.
alt.archimedes.bugs Few people know he invented giant mechanical bugs.
alt.architecture Building design/construction and related topics.
alt.architecture.alternative Non-traditional building designs. Interior design of man-made spaces.
alt.aromatherapy The effects of scents. Discussions about temporary body painting. Colleges that teach art. Art and art supplies wanted and forsale. Making a spectacle of yourself in the art world. Artistic expression with using video as a medium. Art isn't really wearing a chapeau.
alt.artcom Artistic Community, arts & communication.
alt.arts.ballet All aspects of ballet & modern dance as performing art.
alt.arts.nomad Shifting, searching, belonging, place, identity, power?
alt.arts.origami Origami discussion (no binaries).
alt.arts.storytelling Discussion of storytelling in all its forms.
alt.ascii-art Pictures composed of ASCII characters.
alt.ascii-art.animation Movies composed of ASCII characters.
alt.asian-movies Movies from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.
alt.astrology Twinkle, twinkle, little planet.
alt.astrology.asian The stars as they appear over the Orient.
alt.atari-jaguar.discussion As opposed to simply
alt.atari.2600 The Atari 2600 game system, not 2600 Magazine.
alt.atari.2600vcs Twits shouldn't create groups. Cf. alt.atari.2600.vcs.
alt.atheism Godless heathens.
alt.atheism.moderated Focused Godless heathens. (Moderated)
alt.atheism.satire Funny Godless heathens.
alt.athiesm Illiterate Godless heathens.
alt.authorware About Authorware, produced by Authorware. So subtle. Discussing Mercedes-Benz cars. alt.american.automobile.breakdown.breakdown.breakdown. Use instead. A couple of American sports cars. American light trucks of note. Enrico's marque. Racing go-karts. For macho truck enthusiasts. Big block or bust. Use instead. Topics relating to the NHRA or drag racing in general. Use instead. Use instead.
alt.bacchus Disciples of the god of wine.
alt.backrubs the right...aaaah!
alt.bad.clams Festering food or financial forgeries.
alt.baldspot He's not only the founder, he's a customer; our guy Sy.
alt.banjo Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah.
alt.banjo.clawhammer Technique and tricks from the masters of banjo. Campaigning against "No shirt, no shoes, no service."
alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die "There's enough hatred of Barney for everyone!"
alt.base-jumping.sheep.bounce.bounce.bounce Hey, who packed this chute?!
alt.basement.graveyard Another side of the do-it-yourself movement.
alt.bbs Computer BBS systems & software. Ads for various computer BBS's.
alt.bbs.allsysop SysOp concerns of ALL networks and technologies.
alt.bbs.allsysup SysOps with a phobia of the letter O. The Citadel BBS.
alt.bbs.doors Bulletin board system add-on executables, or "doors".
alt.bbs.doors.binaries Use alt.binaries.bbs instead.
alt.bbs.doors.lord No description.
alt.bbs.doors.lord.binaries Use alt.binaries.bbs instead.
alt.bbs.first-class The First Class Mac GUI BBS.
alt.bbs.gigo-gateway Garbage in, garbage out --- alt.* in a nutshell.
alt.bbs.iniquity Discussions about iNiQUiTY BBS Software.
alt.bbs.internet BBSs that are hooked up to the Internet.
alt.bbs.lists Postings of regional BBS listings.
alt.bbs.lists.d Discussion and requests of regional BBS listings.
alt.bbs.majorbbs The MajorBBS by Galacticomm, Inc.
alt.bbs.metal The METAL Telecommunications Enviornment.
alt.bbs.pcboard Technical support for the PCBoard BBS.
alt.bbs.pcbuucp The commerical PCBoard gateway, PCB-UUCP.
alt.bbs.powerboard The Powerboard BBS package.
alt.bbs.proboard No description.
alt.bbs.ra RemoteAccess discussion.
alt.bbs.renegade The James Dean of BBSes.
alt.bbs.searchlight Searchlight BBS system discussions.
alt.bbs.tribbs Didn't Kirk have some trouble with tribbs?
alt.bbs.unixbbs UnixBBS, from Nervous XTC.
alt.bbs.uupcb PCB? I used to do that in the Sixties, man.
alt.bbs.waffle Use comp.bbs.waffle instead.
alt.bbs.watergate The WaterGate mail processor.
alt.bbs.wildcat WILDCAT! BBS from Mustang Software, Inc.
alt.bbs.wwiv The WWIV bulletin board system.
alt.beadworld We must appease the Bead Gods. Good for what ales ya. A beer that Canadians can be like, uh, proud of, eh?
alt.beograd City and people of Beograd. It was a time of sorrow, it was a time of joy. Discussion of the Bible and its prophecies.
alt.bigfoot Dr. Scholl's gone native.
alt.bigfoot.research Serious discussion by Bigfoot researchers. (Moderated) Use
alt.binaries.activism.militia Plans for your own paramilitary force.
alt.binaries.anna-nicole-smith Careful, you'll put an eye out!
alt.binaries.autographs Scanned signatures.
alt.binaries.bbs Binaries for bulletin board systems.
alt.binaries.bbs.pcboard Binaries for PCBoard systems.
alt.binaries.bbs.renegade Binaries for Renegade BBS systems.
alt.binaries.clip-art Distribution of DOS, Mac and Unix clipart.
alt.binaries.descent The Decline and Fall of the alt.binaries Empire.
alt.binaries.doom Binaries for or of the DOOM PC game.
alt.binaries.drwho For the posting of binary files related to Doctor Who.
alt.binaries.emulators.cbm Binaries for CBM emulators users.
alt.binaries.erotic.senior-citizens Use
alt.binaries.erotica.fetish People getting off on objectification.
alt.binaries.erotica.fettish Use alt.binaries.erotica.fetish instead. Binaries related to fashion magazines.
alt.binaries.fetish.scat Pictures of poop. Pictures of fitness & swimsuit models.
alt.binaries.fonts Give your word processor some style! Terrabytes of copyright violations. Discussing binaries from Conquer the universe via uudecode.
alt.binaries.gothic Mournful and dark binaries.
alt.binaries.great.ass.paulina Butt prints.
alt.binaries.heretic Post lots of ASCII messages here to be a heretic.
alt.binaries.lingerie Use instead. Games for the Macintosh.
alt.binaries.misc Random large files without a more appropriate group.
alt.binaries.missing-adults Distributing pictures of missing adults.
alt.binaries.multimedia Sound, text and graphics data rolled in one.
alt.binaries.multimedia.d Discussion of digitized animation files.
alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica Moving pictures of a prurient nature.
alt.binaries.multimedia.rap Computerized rap videos.
alt.binaries.natnl-secrets Shhhhh!
alt.binaries.nude.celebrities Willard Scott nekkid & other natural wonders.
alt.binaries.phonecards Images of collectile phonecards. Use instead. Pictures of clocks. Pictures of all types of animals. Images from Japanese animation. Use alt.binaries.bodyart instead. Use alt.binaries.bodyart instead. Pictures composed of ASCII characters. Very black pictures. Use Graphics of body stylings. GIFs, JPEGs, et cetera of boys. This little piggy went to alt.binaries. Images from animated cartoons. Unrated pictures of famous people. Views to your future. Hunt for pedophiles here. Pictures of children. Pictures of police officers. Discussions about picture postings. Self-portraits. Use Images of centerfold models. Older folks in the hay. Gigabytes of copyright violations. Amateur subjects/photographers. Amateur subjects/photographers. Amateur subjects/photographers. Sex with black cuckoos. Beastly lust. Anime erotica - "Ecchi"/"Hentai"/"H". Non-photographic realistic art. Forget the girl, let me at the Ferrari. Strikes are less pleasing. Very hairy men. Pictures of sex with animals. Sexy ebony women. Tall, dark & handsome black men. Copyright violations featuring blondes. Bondage and S&M-related erotic images. Pictures of mammalian protruberances. More than a handful is too much. Erotic butts come into view. Copyright violations featuring toons. Gimme a B..R..E..A..K. Magnet for pedophile activity. Magnet for pedophile activity. Almost certainly illegal traffic. Discussing erotic copyright violations. I don't want to imagine. Copyright violations featuring females. Women's poop chutes. Fetishistic, exotic, erotic images. Erotic visual foot action. Erotic pictures of hair. People wearing Latex. People wearing leather. Erotic furry images. Explicit pictures of gay men. Leotard lovers. Pictures of women's high-heels. Blending colours. No description. Latina women. Just for Joey. Copyright violations featuring males. Men's poop chutes. Memorable Carnival moments. No need to get on your knees. Images of oral sex. Copyright violations featuring Asians. Panties, underwear, knickers. No description. Copyright violations of porn stars. Use Almost certainly illegal traffic. Pregnant women in sexual situations. Erotic images of redheads. Spanking pictures and images. No description. Newt in the nude. Teens, should be above age of consent. Teens, should be above age of consent. Teens, above age of consent. Guess. Teens, above age of consent, having sex. Teens, above age of consent. No description. Men dressed as women. Non-circumcised males. Men and women looking _almost_ official. New dimensions in water photography. Views for the viewers. The eroticism of youth. No description. Use instead. Discussion of the fine-art binaries. (Moderated) Art from conventional media. (Moderated) Art created on computers. (Moderated) Discussing alt.b.p.fine-art.*. Photographic art. Cheaper just to send the program parameters. Images of furniture. Originaly funny animal art. Displaying plants and gardens. Pictures of girlfriends. Commercially controverisal group. GIFs, JPEGs, et cetera of boys. Menage a trois and orgies. Wet in white. Vegetable vamping. Images of women who love women. As if Victoria's Secret isn't frequent enough. Lolita having sex, one supposes. No description. Have we saturated the network yet? Images of normally clothed famous folk. Images featuring nudists. Hot hosiery. Hot hosiery with a built in panty. People publishing photos of themselves. Forum for ferroequinologist photos. Binary sports images. Yet more copyright violations. The new Twiggy. Eccchh, that last one was *sick*. Pictures of the hunks of tomorrow. Pictures of teenage women stars. Lathes and miters and squares, oh my! Posting of pictures-related utilities. Images of vehicles. Use Duplicates all of
alt.binaries.scientology Sounds and pictures pertaining to Scientology. Programs that simular car driving.
alt.binaries.slack Sounds and pictures of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.
alt.binaries.sounds.cartoons Sounds from copyrighted animated shows.
alt.binaries.sounds.d Sounding off.
alt.binaries.sounds.erotica Uhh Uhh Uhh Uhhhhhhhhhhhh. Ooh.
alt.binaries.sounds.midi MIDI binaries.
alt.binaries.sounds.misc Digitized audio adventures.
alt.binaries.sounds.mods MODs and related sound formats.
alt.binaries.sounds.mods.d Discussions of alt.binaries.sounds.mods.
alt.binaries.sounds.movies Sounds from copyrighted movies. Music samples in MOD/669 format. Musical instrument samples and stuff. Sounds from copyrighted television shows.
alt.binaries.sounds.utilities Sound utilities.
alt.binaries.startrek Various binaries related to Star Trek.
alt.binaries.starwars Images and sounds from the Star Wars movies.
alt.binaries.warcraft Pictures, levels & configurations for Orcs and Humans.
alt.binaries.warez Why pay when you can steal? D00DZ in favour of pirating PC software. Discussing DOODZ in favour of pirating DOS programs. DOODZ in favour of pirating PC games. D00DZ in favour of pirating antique PC software.
alt.binaries.warez.mac DOODZ in favour of pirating Mac software.
alt.binaries.warez.snes DOODZ in favour of pirating Super Nintendo software.
alt.binaries.x-files Scenes from FOX's X Files show.
alt.binaries.zines Images and sounds from mini magazines. Individualist uses of biotechnology.
alt.birthright Birthright Party propaganda.
alt.bitch.ewokie No description.
alt.bitch.pork Flames in a particular vein.
alt.bitterness No matter what it's for, you know how it'll turn out.
alt.blasphemy Irreverence on the net? Who would have thought. In alt? Who do you think you are to say so?
alt.bonehead.john-grubor DrG, net.sage.
alt.bonsai Little trees and battle screams.
alt.books.anne-rice The Vampire Thermostat.
alt.books.arthur-clarke The writings of SF writer Arthur C Clarke.
alt.books.beatgeneration Beat authors, Burroughs, Kerouac, etc.
alt.books.brian-lumley Books by Brian Lumley.
alt.books.bukowski Discussion on the works and life of Charles Bukowski.
alt.books.chesterton No description. (Moderated)
alt.books.clive-barker Discussion of the writings of Clive Barker.
alt.books.crichton Michael Crichton's writings: Jurassic Park, etc.
alt.books.cs-lewis Narnia and other C.S. Lewis tales.
alt.books.dean-koontz Discussion of the writings of Dean R. Koontz.
alt.books.deryni Katherine Kurtz's books, especially the Deryni series.
alt.books.h-g-wells The life and works of H G Wells.
alt.books.iain-banks No description.
alt.books.isaac-asimov Fans of the late SF/science author Isaac Asimov.
alt.books.kurt-vonnegut Discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's works.
alt.books.larry-niven discussion of the works of SF writer Larry Niven.
alt.books.m-lackey Author Mercedes Lackey and her books.
alt.books.moorcock Discussions about the writings of Michael Moorcock.
alt.books.phil-k-dick Discussion about the works of Phillip K. Dick.
alt.books.raymond-feist Fantasy author Raymond Feist and the Midkemia series. "If you want to know how it turns out, read it!".
alt.books.robert-rankin For the discussion of the books of Robert Rankin.
alt.books.sf.melanie-rawn The author of the Dragon-xxx series.
alt.books.stephen-king The works of horror writer Stephen King.
alt.books.technical Discussion of technical books.
alt.books.toffler The ideas of Alvin and Heidi.
alt.books.tom-clancy The group for discusson of Mr. Techno-Thriller.
alt.boomerang The angular throwing club, not the Eddie Murphy flick.
alt.bored What people do when they are bored.
alt.bork People just love the sound of that word.
alt.braces No description.
alt.brain Use sci.cognitive instead. The born-again minister touring US campuses.
alt.buddha.short.fat.guy Religion. And not religion. Both. Neither.
alt.building.architecture Building industry architecture. Building industry construction. Building industry specialty consulting. Keeping buildings from falling down.
alt.building.environment Building industry environment. Building industry finance. Building industry health-safety.
alt.building.interior-design Building industry interior design. Building industry jobs.
alt.building.landscape Building industry landscape.
alt.building.manufacturing Building industry manufacturing. Real estate and the building industry.
alt.building.survey-mapping Building industry surveying & mapping. Use instead. Corporate accountability. Job possibilities for managers. For displaying PC home business plans and services. Hotel, resort, tour and restaurant businesses. Business aspects of international trade. International trade in computers. International trade in food. Import-export trade forum. (Moderated) International trade in raw materials. International trade in services. All about the insurance industry. Discussion of internal auditing. All aspects of commerce. Multi-level (network) marketing businesses. Fleecing people for fun and profit. About taxhaven/offshore/datahaven corporations & trusts. Business seminars. ? (Moderated)
alt.butt.harp The ultimate hum job.
alt.butts Cigarettes, guns, logs, casks, you name it. Debating regulation of cable television.
alt.cad Computer Aided Design.
alt.cad.autocad CAD as practiced by customers of Autodesk.
alt.cad.cadkey Cadkey, Datacad, and other Cadkey, Inc. products.
alt.calculator.casio Casio fx Calculators.
alt.california The state and the state of mind.
alt.callahans Callahan's bar for puns and fellowship.
alt.canadian.beaver More from "Things that make you go, 'eh?'".
alt.captain.sarcastic For the captain's minions.
alt.cardgame.magic Use instead.
alt.cardgame.spellfire TSR's SpellFire game. "PROBE ME" --- actual Viriginia woman's license plate.
alt.cartoon.reboot Don't like the current animation? Ctl-alt-del.
alt.cascade Art or litter, you decide.
alt.catastrophism Look out below!
alt.caving Spelunk. Discussions of optical storage media. Reviews of various published things available on CD-ROM.
alt.celebrities Famous people and their sycophants.
alt.cellular Cellular telephone technology.
alt.cellular-phone-tech Brilliant telephony mind blows netnews naming.
alt.cellular.oki.900 A whole group for a telephone model.
alt.censorship Discussion about restricting speech/press.
alt.cereal Breakfast cereals and their (m)ilk.
alt.cesium College Educated Students in Universal Mainland.
alt.charlie.rules.rules.rules I always thought Charlie Brown was a loser.
alt.cheese This is cheezy.
alt.chess.ics The Internet Chess Server
alt.child-support Raising children in a split family.
alt.childcare Non-parental child care. See also*.
alt.chinchilla The nature of chinchilla farming in America today.
alt.chinese.computing Discussion group for Chinese computing.
alt.chinese.fengshui The aesthete of location, Chinese-style.
alt.chinese.story Telling stories in the Chinese language.
alt.chinese.text Postings in Chinese; Chinese language software.
alt.chinese.text.big5 Posting in Chinese[BIG 5].
alt.chinese.text.flame Inflammatory prose in Chinese.
alt.chinese.text.hz Posting in Chinese[HZ].
alt.chips.salt-n-vinegar People fond of salt and vinegar potato chips.
alt.christnet Gathering place for Christian ministers and users. Bible discussion and research.
alt.christnet.christianlife How to live what Christians believe.
alt.christnet.ethics Ethics in the Chrisitian value system.
alt.christnet.evangelical Some aspect of evangelism.
alt.christnet.hypocrisy "Vengeance is mine!" sayeth jfurr.
alt.christnet.nudism Stripping in the name of the Lord.
alt.christnet.philosophy Philosophical implications of Christianity.
alt.christnet.prayer Prayer in the lives of Christians.
alt.christnet.second-coming.real-soon-now It could happen. Some of them still do that, you know.
alt.christnet.theology The distinctives of God of Christian theology. Traumatic Incident Reduction and Clearing. The special secrets under wraps. Sports, casual, collection, or just one pair.
alt.clueless I have no idea how to describe this group. The Whole Earth Review and associated lifestyles. Discussion about co-operatives.
alt.cobol Relationship between programming and stone axes. Another group worshipping caffeine.
alt.collecting.8-track-tapes Fans of the endless loop cartridge.
alt.collecting.autographs WOW! You got Pete Rose's? What about Kibo's?
alt.collecting.pens-pencils Pen & pencil collecting.
alt.collecting.teddy-bears Collecting stuffed toy bears. Discussions of the College Bowl competition. Dining halls, cafeterias, mystery meat, and more. College and university fraternities. Delta Sigma Phi. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Sigma Pi: A fellowship of kindred minds. Theta Tau fraternity discussion. College and university sororities. Tunnelling beneath the campuses. Is that "us" as in "U. S.", or do you just mean y'all?
alt.colorguard Use rec.arts.marching.colorguard instead.
alt.comedy.air-farce Royal Canadian Air Farce.
alt.comedy.british Discussion of British comedy in a variety of media.
alt.comedy.british.blackadder The Black Adder programme.
alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre Firesign Theatre in all its flaming glory.
alt.comedy.improvisation Group improvisational comedies.
alt.comedy.laurel-hardy The Laurel and Hardy comedy team.
alt.comedy.slapstick Slapstick: comedy stressing farce and horseplay.
alt.comedy.slapstick.3-stooges Hey, Mo!
alt.comedy.standup Discussion of stand-up comedy and comedians.
alt.comedy.vaudeville Vaudeville and its descendants.
alt.comics.2000ad Discussing British comic 2000AD and related issues.
alt.comics.alan-moore Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.
alt.comics.alternative You could try a book without pictures, for example.
alt.comics.batman Marketing mania.
alt.comics.classic For the discussion of golden and silver age comic books.
alt.comics.dilbert Scott Adams's intrepid engineer.
alt.comics.elfquest W & R Pini's ElfQuest series. Original works using existing comic characters.
alt.comics.image What would a comic be without an image?
alt.comics.lnh Interactive net.madness in the superhero genre.
alt.comics.peanuts For the discussion of the Peanuts comic strip.
alt.comics.superman No one knows it is also alt.clark.kent. Some spinoff from LETS and other local money systems. Academic freedom issues related to computers. (Moderated) Academic freedom issues related to computers.
alt.comp.blind-users Computer technology for the visually impaired.
alt.comp.compression Use comp.compression instead.
alt.comp.databases.xbase.clipper Use comp.lang.clipper instead.
alt.comp.fsp A file transport protocol.
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt Designing devious devices in the den.
alt.comp.hardware.homedesigned Computer hardware designed at home.
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt Building your PC from motherboards and cards.
alt.comp.lang.borland-delphi Use comp.lang.pascal.misc instead.
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus ASUS motherboards.
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.tyan Tyan motherboards.
alt.comp.shareware "Try Before You Buy" software marketing.
alt.comp.shareware.authors People who write "Try Before You Buy".
alt.comp.shareware.for-kids "Try Before You Buy" for children.
alt.comp.shareware.programmer People who write "Try Before You Buy".
alt.comp.tandem-users Users of Tandem computers.
alt.comp.virus An unmoderated forum for discussing viruses.
alt.comp.virus.source.code The source code to various virii.
alt.comp.zinc Discussion of the Zinc application framework. The business of consulting about computers. Soliciting for computer consultants. I hate to drive it, it gets such lousy mileage. Interactive TV.
alt.config Alternative subnet discussions and connectivity.
alt.consciousness Use sci.psychology.consciousness instead.
alt.consciousness.4th-way The Fourth Way, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky.
alt.consciousness.jancox Jan Cox's view of consciousness.
alt.consciousness.mysticism The quest for ultimate reality.
alt.consciousness.near-death-exp Discussion of near-death experiences.
alt.conspiracy Be paranoid -- they're out to get you.
alt.conspiracy.area51 The US Government has a secret they're not telling you.
alt.conspiracy.jfk The Kennedy assassination.
alt.conspiracy.jfk.moderated JFK assassination conspiracy discussion. (Moderated)
alt.conspiracy.netcom Evil Empire / Gribbit. The construction industry. See also
alt.consumers.experiences Use misc.consumers instead. Free offers and how to take advantage of them.
alt.consumers.sweepstakes You may have already won!
alt.control.test.test.test It worked.worked.worked, idjit. Use instead. The PClone package Corel Draw & related products.
alt.corporate.accountability Use instead.
alt.cosuard Sysops against rate discrimination. /koo pahns/, not /kew pahns/. Try it.
alt.cows.are.nice Except when you put on the nipple clamps.
alt.cows.moo.moo.moo Like cows would cluck or something.
alt.crackers Snack food in little bits or big bytes.
alt.cracks Heavy toolbelt wearers of the world, unite.
alt.crafts.plastic-canvas Using plastic and canvas in artful creations.
alt.crafts.professional Professional craftsmen.
alt.creative-cook Use instead.
alt.creative-cooking Use instead.
alt.crime Crime in general, not just the crimes in alt.*.
alt.cuddle What cows do with their food; should be alt.cows.cuddle.
alt.cult-movies Movies with a cult following.
alt.cult-movies.alien The Alien series of films.
alt.cult-movies.evil-deads The Evil Dead movie series.
alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror Virgin! Virgin! Virgin! Virgin!
alt.cult.nudism Crackpots in the nudist movement.
alt.culture.alaska Is this where the ice weasels come from?
alt.culture.argentina Use soc.culture.argentina instead.
alt.culture.austrian Use soc.culture.austria instead.
alt.culture.beaches Surf's up!
alt.culture.bullfight To understand and appreciate the bullfight.
alt.culture.cajun Cajun culture, history, genealogy, events.
alt.culture.egyptian Use soc.culture.egyptian instead.
alt.culture.electric-midget The "culture" of little robots.
alt.culture.french-polynesia The culture and tourism of French Polynesia.
alt.culture.gard-trask The Legend of Gardner Trask III.
alt.culture.hawaii Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka 'Aina I Ka Pono.
alt.culture.indonesia Use soc.culture.indonesia instead.
alt.culture.internet The culture(s) of the Internet.
alt.culture.jesse-garon 'Jesse Garon', The GoldenBoy of USENET.
alt.culture.karnataka Culture and language of the Indian state of Karnataka.
alt.culture.kerala Use soc.culture.indian.kerala instead.
alt.culture.knights The lives of the knighthood.
alt.culture.kuwait Use soc.culture.kuwait instead.
alt.culture.military-brats We learned to walk in Army bootees. Norsemen on the net.
alt.culture.ny-upstate New York State, above Westchester.
alt.culture.openair-market Discussing open air markets around the world.
alt.culture.oregon Discussion about the state of Oregon.
alt.culture.saudi The life and times of the people of Saudi Arabia.
alt.culture.somalia Use soc.culture.somalia instead.
alt.culture.tamil Use soc.culture.tamil instead.
alt.culture.tuva Topics related to the Republic of Tuva, South Siberia. Discussion of 1960s culture in the US and abroad. At least pick a _good_ decade to be stuck in the past. The Me Decade. Asian Indians in the US and Canada. Basking in the sun of the US's lower left.
alt.culture.usenet A self-referential oxymoron.
alt.culture.virtual.oceania Oceania project discussion and news. (Moderated)
alt.culture.www World Wide Web culture.
alt.current-events.bosnia The strife of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater The Clinton Whitewater Scandle.
alt.current-events.haiti News about Haiti. Use instead.
alt.current-events.oj-simpson.boycott Discussion of post-verdict boycott.
alt.current-events.russia Current happenings in Russia.
alt.current-events.ukraine Current and fast paced Ukrainian events.
alt.current-events.usa What's new in the United States.
alt.cybercafes Cyber/Computer/Internet Cafes or Coffeeshops.
alt.cyberpunk High-tech low-life.
alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo Literary virtual reality in a cyberpunk hangout.
alt.cyberpunk.movement A little laxative might help. Cyberspace and Cyberpunk technology.
alt.cyberspace Cyberspace and how it should work.
alt.cyberspace.rebels Tough individualists on the net.
alt.cynicism Bitter on the outside, idealistic on the inside!
alt.dads-rights Rights of fathers. (Moderated)
alt.dads-rights.unmoderated Unhindered discussion of the rights of fathers.
alt.david Where have you gone, Michaelangelo?
alt.dcom.slip-emulators Pseudo-SLIP/PPP with shell accounts. TIA, SLAP, etc.
alt.dcom.telecom Unmoderated discussion of telecommunications technology. ... and the diseases that killed them, next on Geraldo.
alt.dear.whitehouse When Hints from Heloise aren't enough.
alt.desert-storm Continuing proof that alt groups never die. Discussion of graphics design. Do it, and do it NOW! Please leave the light on when you leave.
alt.destroy.the.internet Demons in the wire. The ultimate in moderated newsgroups. (Moderated)
alt.devilbunnies Probably better left undescribed.
alt.disasters.aviation Plane Lands Safely at Airfield, Film at 11.
alt.disasters.earthquake Did the 'big one' shut down the 'net?
alt.disasters.misc General discussion of disaster issues.
alt.discordia All hail Eris, etc.
alt.discrimination Quotas, affirmative action, bigotry, persecution.
alt.disney Use rec.arts.disney.misc instead.
alt.disney.collecting Use rec.arts.disney.merchandise instead.
alt.disney.criticism Use rec.arts.disney.misc instead.
alt.disney.disneyland Use rec.arts.disney.parks instead.
alt.disney.secrets Use rec.arts.disney.misc instead.
alt.divination Divination techniques (e.g., I Ching, Tarot, runes).
alt.dont.get.even.get.odd Oddball insomniacs.
alt.dragons-inn Breathing fire tends to make one very thirsty.
alt.dragons-inn.misc Dragon's Inn miscellaneous administrationo group.
alt.dreams What do they mean?
alt.dreams.castaneda The dreaming techniques of Carlos Castaneda.
alt.dreams.lucid What do they _really_ mean?
alt.drinks.kool-aid Beverage break on the Information Superhighway.
alt.drinks.snapple Made from the Best Stuff on Earth.
alt.drugs Use rec.drugs.misc instead.
alt.drugs.caffeine All about the world's most-used stimulant drug.
alt.drugs.chemistry Discussion of drug chemistry and synthesis.
alt.drugs.culture Entertainment while under the influence.
alt.drugs.hard Heroin, cocaine, and friends.
alt.drugs.leri I'm a little leary of drugs too.
alt.drugs.pot Use rec.drugs.cannabis instead.
alt.drugs.pot.cultivation Use rec.drugs.cannabis instead.
alt.drugs.psychedelics Use rec.drugs.psychedelic instead.
alt.drugs.usenet Repeatedly pushing the button for a fix.
alt.drumcorps Use rec.arts.marching.drumcorps instead.
alt.drunken.bastards Peeing in the potted plants.
alt.drwho.creative Writing about long scarves and time machines.
alt.dss Discussion of the new Digital Satellite Systems. It looks like a duck, but it's an alt group. School doesn't have to suck! The Bangkok distance education project. Education for people with physical/mental disabilities. Learning from teachers who are far away. The email project for teaching English. Student Affairs principles & practices. Christian home-schoolers. (Moderated) The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. International Baccalaureates in Theory of Knowledge. Studying about studying.
alt.elvis.king Fat and dead, too. Pretty useless king.
alt.emusic Ethnic, exotic, electronic, elaborate, etc, music. Fueling ourselves without depleting everything. Discussing electrical engineering.
alt.engr.explosives BOOM.
alt.ensign.wesley.die.die.die We just can't get enough of him.
alt.etext Texts made available for electronic redistribution.
alt.eunuchs.questions Did it hurt?
alt.evil Tales from the dark side.
alt.exotic-music Exotic music discussions.
alt.ezines Electronically published mini-magazines.
alt.fairs.renaissance Discussions of Renaissance faires and festivals. Discussion of actors, male and female. Discussion of dead actors, male and female. She's deadpan and she's homicidal. No description. No description. For discussion of and about Alicia Silverstone. Fans of the Allman Brothers' music. For fans of old AT&T logos. I'm fond of buffered analgesics. Robert Lynn Asprin too. Modern master of the spooky story. Bahbrah! Discussion group for fans of Barry Manilow. Priss, the Replicants, the ADP and Bubblegum Crisis. Fans of the original micro-softie. The movie Blade Runner. Jake & Elwood ride again! No description. A young actor the women seem to be crazy about. "Oooh, he just sounds soooo cool! *Giggle*!" Male and female actors from Great Britain. From the Evil Dead to Brisco County, Jr. No description. Amy Fisher would understand. Some musician guy I've never heard of. The brother Douglas Adams never talks about. Overused in movie fight scenes around the world. A Toronto-area radio station. Get a Life, you Letterman flunky. No description. Fans of felatio. Late Night with a big red pompadour. The Notorious Courtney Love. Discussion of actor Crispin Glover. Fans and files from cDc Communications. For discussion of a past US Vice President. Because the good Doc says I can't. Electronic fan club for humorist Dave Barry. The man who fell to earth. David Sternlight, sci.crypt crusader. Thwarter of the supervillain Tiffany. Comedian Dennis Miller. A pop music group. Funny hats do not a band make. 7? 11? Crap personified. Group for fans of dirty whores like Kathy-Jo Kramer. Disney Afternoon characters & shows. The Man of Bronze. Lustful fanboys. Fans of radio host Imus. Two radio guys. Of "Amazon Women On The Moon" fame. Author of "The Meaning of Liff", & other fine works. "ALL-ONE!" apparently means something here. Dr. Pepper -- Love him or hate him. Please ignore if group exists on your site. People just love automobiles at Pennsic. Now called "". A place to worship Dr. Mellow. Herbert's drinking buddies. Discussing Eddie Izzard, etc. The works of writer David Eddings. Maker of Supermodels. The music and antics of Elton John. Fans of the singer Elvis Costello. The late, great Elvis the Pelvis. Use instead. No description. A hunk of pecs. Is that a Sears poncho? Fans of funny animals, ala Steve Gallacci's book. FurryMUCK and other anthropomorphic MU*s. Crime does pay, or we wouldn't have so much of it. Some TV preacher and horsebreeder. Careful Neddy, it's that dastardly Moriarty again. Fans of Doug Tracht, the DJ. The host of "TalkSoup" on the E! Entertainment Channel. in ROT13. For the discussion of the works of Harlan Ellison. From Blade Runner to Indian Jones to Clancy stories. Book 'em, Dano. Love them horn rimmed glasses, baby. TJ Hooker's hottest cop. Fans of SF author Robert Heinlein grok this group. I have no damn mouth! Fans of the Henry Rollins Band. Mother! Douglas Hofstadter and Godel, Escher, Bach. Elementary, my dear Watson. Like he ever said that. Fans of the abrasive radio & TV personality. Jammy Smears, Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, etc. No description. A contributor to alt.astrology and soc.culture.indian. On his Majesty's Secret Service (& secret linen too). Fans of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Dead Kennedys' lead singer. Discussing the popular "Friends" star. Gosh, isn't she just wonderful? Playmate & sitcom starlet. Phone Pranks 'r' Us. Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication. Wild and wacky comedian Jame Carrey. For the discussion of the 'Huge One'. Fans of the late-great guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. A white sports coat and a pink crustacean. John Hinckley's favourite No description. Joel Furr. Please, take him home to the place where he belongs. With an army of lawyers from a Michigan warren. The future people speak. No description. Forget the rest of him, ya gotta love the nose. Why are there so few hot, exhibitionist, S&M women? Anything about Kate Moss, famous waifish model. Fans of Kathy-Jo Kramer. People who love Keanu Reeves, in all his blandness. For the sycophantic hordes. Come Dancing. LA radio station KROQ, FM 106.7. Great monster name. What is The Forum ? Will it be a music concert or a lecture this time? Little critters with BIG eyes. One of the top 10 reasons to get the alt groups. Top Ten lists from the Letterman show. (Moderated) Discussion of Disney's "The Lion King". No description. Fans of the Longest Thread Ever. No description. Nice tits, eh... And how about that puppy? Fanboys fall for female. No description. No one would know her, but she prosecutes O.J. Simpson. An opera singer. Discussion of the Mark & Brian radio program. For the general discussion of Meg Ryan and all her work. Comedic great Mel Brooks. Fear for his bad hair days. Electronic fan club for animator Mike Jittlov. Electronic fan club for those wacky Brits. Is there any other kind of Monty Python?'s favorite music group, moxy fruvous. Discussions of Netscape's WWW browser Mozilla. Fans of the "dopest, freshest homeboy" on KFI. I thought people hated jerks who talked in theatres. Canadian answer to MTV. Discussing Andrew Martinez - the Naked Guy at Berkeley. The Well of Souls and all things Markovian. No description. Conservatives return with a vengence. Long live Nikita! Noam Chomsky's writings and opinions. Have you ever played ping pong in Pago Pago? Juice! Juice! Juice! People who've decided he's guilty. It's not that good, it's just OK. People not impressed with Oksana Bayul's figure. Another figure skater fan group. Playmate and Baywatch lifeguard. The official group of playmate Pamela Lee's fan club. Miscellaneous Patricia Nieuwendijk discussion. The magicians Penn Jillette & Teller. Anne McCaffery's SF oeuvre. No description. Philip K. Dick, writer. British children's TV presenter. Princess Caraboo. Like, but for anyone named Piers. For fans of the s-f author Piers Anthony. P.J. O'Rourke's dramatic displays. Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet too. Discussion of important Power Rangers facts. For fans of Terry Pratchett, s-f humor writer. Announcements about pubic wigs & book signings. (Moderated) The Death of Lusers. Julius will be so jealous. Omnipotent being from either Star Trek or James Bond. No description. Possum Lodge happenings. For folks who couldn't find Fans of actress Christina Ricci. No description. Even people who are not crooks die. Baseball's most popular minor leaguer. Discussing all things relating to Robotech. Aussie entertainer. Jellybeans and all. Rumpole of the Bailey. Derogation of others for fun and profit. Rush's television programme. Sailor Moon animation, manga, and merchandise. Fans of the talented horror/comedy movies director. For fans of the famous Page 3 Girl/pop singer. The Speed'ing babe from Arlington VA. Use instead. Ahrnold, MacArthur at twice the mass. Fans of the music of Shostakovich. Fat fetishes have no place here. Sega's spinning blue hero. Slowing down traffic. The newsgroup that goes to 11. The Big Red Dog's little known brother. George Lucas's Star Wars. See That wild and crazy Vulcan. No, she doesn't make noises like a squirrel. Really. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Boys and men that teenagers worship. No description. Girls and women that teenagers worship. No, not just any Bob -- _THE_ Bob. No description. Discussion of TLC rap/hip-hop group. Mortal Men doomed to die. Use alt.books.tom-clancy instead. Some guy. 31 flavours for readers. Someone get this chick a colorist! The Irish rock band U2. Fans of the mystical and awe-inspiring UNABOMBER. Britain's top light entertainer and formation mollusc. The War Lord of the West Preservation Fan Club. Ocean Spray's latest flavour. Standing by, red 2. Happy, happy hump day. Generation X's gorgeous, elfin, brainy, goddess actress. Discussion of the works of humour author P.G. Wodehouse. The diminutive neurotic. Groovy rock star & manager of pro wrestlers.
alt.fandom.cons Announcements of conventions (SciFi and others).
alt.fandom.misc General topics of fandom.
alt.fantasy.conan People dreaming about O'Brien. All facets of the fasion industry discussed.
alt.fax Use comp.dcom.fax instead.
alt.feminazis For people who hate radical feminists.
alt.feminism Use soc.feminism instead.
alt.feminism.individualism Discussions about feminism and individualism. Multiculturalism invades the Emerald isle.
alt.filesystems.afs The Andrew Filesystem. Use instead.
alt.flame Alternative, literate, pithy, succinct screaming.
alt.flame.abortion Use talk.abortion instead.
alt.flame.airlines Problems and complaints with the airlines. Flames directed towards Notre Dame football.
alt.flame.james-koput No description.
alt.flame.james.ngygook No description.
alt.flame.jay-stevens No description.
alt.flame.nerds.jn No description.
alt.flame.newt-gingrich.dork.dork.dork Could it be that some don't like him?
alt.flame.niggers The disgustng spectacle of racial hatred.
alt.flame.right-wing-conservatives Sticking it to the ultra-conservatives.
alt.flame.roommate Putting the pig on a spit.
alt.flame.rush-limbaugh The opposition's version of
alt.flame.spelling USENET's favourite fallacious argoomint. Collegiate humor.
alt.folklore.computers Stories & anecdotes about computers (some true!).
alt.folklore.gemstones Stories about minerals.
alt.folklore.ghost-stories Boo!
alt.folklore.herbs Discussion of all aspects of herbs and their uses. Current urban legends and other folklore. (Moderated)
alt.folklore.internet Internet Myths and Legends.
alt.folklore.kooks The outer limits of human belief.
alt.folklore.military Military-oriented 'urban legends' and folklore. The folklore of science, not the science of folklore.
alt.folklore.suburban Serious discussion of urban legends. (Moderated)
alt.folklore.urban Urban legends, ala Jan Harold Brunvand.
alt.fondle.vomit Stop playing with your food. Use instead. Aphrodisiac confections. An American Classic. Buy our nostalgic art. Black gold of another sort. Colombian tea. Breakfast, all day and all night. Fast food restaurants. Very low fat foods; not necessarily about weight loss. Ground hominy, germless. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Low fat diets, food, and cooking. Carl Sagan's favourite burger place. Fun with flapjacks. No description. Never put one on your friend's knee at a recital. Fruit of the Loom. For the sea food lover in you. The ancient art of preparing raw fish. Make a run for the border. Not just for breakfast anymore. All about wine, for oeneophiles.
alt.foot.fat-free Like, but for foot fetishists.
alt.foreplay The groups probably have useful tips about this. Use instead. Items for sale and wanted in Grand Junction, CO. Dietary items for sale and wanted.
alt.fractal-design.painter Fractal Design's "Natural Media" painting.
alt.fractals Use sci.fractals instead.
alt.frank.magazine No description.
alt.fraternity.sorority Discussions of fraternity/sorority life and issues.
alt.freaks Rick James, we love you!
alt.freedom.of.information.act All about the FOIA.
alt.freemasonry Someone will build my basement for free? Cool.
alt.freenet Free access to computer networks. Luc has fun and likes cheese. The life and times of Steve.
alt.future.millennium The coming of 2000 (or 2001, if you're accurate).
alt.galactic-guide Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Known Galaxy Project.
alt.gambling Use rec.gambling instead. Use instead. The Air Warrior combat computer game. A real high point in any gamer's day. CivNet - Microprose's networked Civilization game. Computer game Command & Conquer. Use instead. Discussion of Star Wars related game. Some game. A really popular PC game. Announcements about the PC game Doom. (Moderated) Ladies and Gentlemen, We are in Hell. On Earth! Helping people new to a really popular PC game. Virgin Games computer game Dune II. Hints & discussion of Dust: A Tale of the Wired West. The Final Fantasy game. Storytelling in the Final Fantasy universe. Computer utilities for Dungeons and Dragons. Use instead. Stories for The NuRPG. Let your imagination go wild. Empire of the Petal Throne FRPG by M. A. R. Barker. The Galactic Bloodshed conquest game. No description. It's just a game, isn't it? Fnord. Use instead. Serial psychos give it two thumbs up. The Atari Lynx. Discussion of the Macintosh Sci-Fi game Marathon. Activision's Second Battletech Simulator. Struggling in Mortal Kombat! Mortal Kombat III. misspelt. You can't get there from here. Multi-Trek, a multi-user Star Trek-like game. Discussion of the paradise version of netrek. The end of the rouge-like line? Natural disasters as sport. The video game Street Fighter 2. Anyone in favour of a greater obstacle to newgroup? Flip the discs --- fun for hours on end! Gateway for TORG mailing list. No description. (Moderated) Hints for Ultima games. A World of Dark game. Discussion of Tim Wisseman's VGA Planets. Use instead. Video games from before the mid-1980s. Video games imported from Japan. Sony's Playstation. Up to date Playstation FAQ's. The craft of war: Orcs versus Humans. A sequel to the infamous Water Closet games. Discussion of WhiteWolf's line of gothic/horror RPGs. Rage, White Wolf's trading card game. A flight simulation game. Grappling, throwing, clenching and so on. Discussion on all aspects of the X11 game Xpilot. The networked game Xtrek.
alt.gathering.rainbow For discussing the annual Rainbow Gathering.
alt.geek To fulfill an observed need.
alt.genealogy Use soc.genealogy.* instead.
alt.gnn.exodus No description.
alt.gobment.lones Talk about the thousand points of blight.
alt.good.morning Would you like coffee with that? A place for some news that's good news.
alt.gopher Discussion of the gopher information service.
alt.gossip.royalty Rumours plaguing the crown.
alt.gothic The gothic movement: things mournful and dark.
alt.gothic.announce Announcements of Gothic events. Discussion on pointy boots, hair dye, and makeup tips!
alt.gourmand Recipes & cooking info. (Moderated)
alt.government.abuse About governmental abuses of its power.
alt.grad-student.tenured Professional students.
alt.graffiti The writing is on the wall. Use* instead. Discussion of pixmap utilities.
alt.great-lakes Discussions of the Great Lakes and adjacent places.
alt.great.ass.paulina Ditch Rick for these drooling fanboys. Yah, right.
alt.guinea.pig.conspiracy Rodents are massing for the Great Rebellion.
alt.guitar You axed for it, you got it.
alt.guitar.amps Discussion of guitar amplifiers.
alt.guitar.bass Bass guitars.
alt.guitar.lap-pedal Pedal steel guitar discussion group. Discussions about guitar tablature music.
alt.hacker No description.
alt.hackers Descriptions of projects currently under development. (Moderated)
alt.hackers.groups Discussion of various hacker groups.
alt.hackers.malicious The really bad guys -- don't take candy from them.
alt.hackintosh Clever programming on Apple's Macintosh.
alt.hangover Pass the aspirin and a barrel of coffee. Exploding egoism.
alt.happynet Kibo's HappyNet. Use instead.
alt.healing.reiki No description. Really old medicine from India. Chronic Fatigue Snydrome Action Group. (Moderated) Discussion of oxygen & ozone therapy.
alt.hemp It's about knot-tying with rope. Knot!
alt.hemp.politics Political issues surrounding marijuana. Use rec.heraldry instead.
alt.herpes.personals People with herpes looking for companionship. Are there a lot of pathetic people on the net or what?
alt.hindu The Hindu religion. (Moderated) A forum for discussing the hobby of living history.
alt.history.ocean-liners.titanic Historic ocean liners: the Titantic.
alt.history.what-if What would the net have been like without this group?
alt.holoworld.rpg The Holoworld role-playing game.
alt.home-theater.marketplace Home theater equipment wanted and for sale.
alt.home-theater.misc Discussing all aspects of home theatre systems. Bob Vila would love this group.
alt.homosexual Same as
alt.horology A group for the science of clocks and watches.
alt.horror The horror genre.
alt.horror.creative Original horror fiction, poems, pictures.
alt.horror.cthulhu Campus Crusade for Cthulhu, Ctulhu, Ctulu, and the rest.
alt.horror.werewolves They were wolves, now they're something to be wary of.
alt.hotrod High speed automobiles. (Moderated)
alt.housing.nontrad Communes, co-housing & alternative living arrangements. Do-it-yourself (DIY) topics.
alt.html Use comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html instead.
alt.human-brain A delicacy in some corners of the planet. What readers think is funniest in netnews. (Moderated) Discussion of posts.
alt.humor.bluesman Humor from the 105th St. BluesMan's world.
alt.humor.puns Not here.
alt.hvac Heating, venting and air conditioning.
alt.hypertext Discussion of hypertext -- uses, transport, etc.
alt.hypnosis When you awaken, you will forget about this newsgroup.
alt.i-like-toejam.lets-share-a-slice.but-hold-the-cow-eyes-please Done.
alt.icelandic.waif.bjork.bjork.bjork Ex-Sugarcubes - not the Swedish Chef.
alt.illuminati See alt.cabal. Fnord.
alt.imag.test3 Evidence of another news admin without a clue.
alt.image.medical Medical image exchange discussions.
alt.immortal Eventually makes you insult people around the universe.
alt.impeach.clinton Some think he performs as though he is impeared. Progressive politics in the Indian sub-continent. (Moderated)
alt.individualism Philosophies where individual rights are paramount.
alt.industrial The Industrial Computing Society claimed this name.
alt.industrial.computing The Industrial Computing Society tries again.
alt.infertility Discussion of infertility causes and treatments. This is really about library science. New, improved! Less radius than the Original Circle(r).
alt.internet.access.wanted "Oh. OK, how about just an MX record for now?"
alt.internet.commerce Doing business on the Internet. Recognizing the people responsible for inet success. The coverage of the internet by the media. Not available in the uucp world, even via email. Carl Malamud's Internet Talk Radio program. Use talk.bizarre instead.
alt.inventors People with new ideas.
alt.invest.penny-stocks Investing in low cost stocks.
alt.irc Internet Relay Chat material.
alt.irc.announce Announcements about Internet Relay Chat (IRC). (Moderated)
alt.irc.bots Daemons on the Internet Relay Chat.
alt.irc.hottub Discussion of the IRC channel #hottub.
alt.irc.ircii IRC, the sequel.
alt.irc.questions How-to questions for IRC (International Relay Chat).
alt.irc.recovery Withdrawing from IRC overdose.
alt.irc.undernet The alternative IRC.
alt.irc.undernet.chatzone Discussion group for #chatzone on Undernet IRC.
alt.irs.class-action Discussing a class-action suit against US's IRS. Internet Services (defunct; fnord). (Moderated) If it's a sewer, let's treat it like one! (Moderated) The companion to -- too much foo. (Moderated)
alt.islam.sufism Discussions of the mystical dimensions of Islam.
alt.japanese.text Postings in Japanese; Japanese language software.
alt.jokes.limericks There once was a group in alt.
alt.jokes.pentium Playing with the problems plaguing Pentium.
alt.journalism Shop talk by journalists and journalism students.
alt.journalism.criticism I write, therefore I'm biased.
alt.journalism.freelance Clearinghouse for freelance writers. News from a homosexual viewpoint.
alt.journalism.gonzo Hunter S. Thomspon's approach to reporting.
alt.journalism.moderated The profession of journalism. (Moderated) Reporting on topics of music.
alt.journalism.newspapers Writing in the newspaper industry. The work of photo journalists.
alt.journalism.print For newspaper, magazine and online reporters.
alt.journalism.students People studying to be journalists.
alt.jyotish No description.
alt.kalbo Bald guys of the world, unite!
alt.karen Vanity group.
alt.kegs Kegs -- presumably beer, but you never know.
alt.ketchup Whak* Whak* ...shake... Whak* Damn, all over my shirt. A place for the pre-college set on the net. Use soc.penpals instead.
alt.kill.the.whales And fulfill the prophecy of Star Trek IV!
alt.lacrosse Use instead. No description.
alt.landscape.architecture Landscape design and planning.
alt.lang.asm Assembly languages of various flavors.
alt.lang.awk Use comp.lang.awk instead.
alt.lang.basic The Language That Would Not Die. The CA Realizer GUI programming environment.
alt.lang.clarion Clarion developer's forum.
alt.lang.delphi Use comp.lang.pascal.misc instead.
alt.lang.vrml Virtual Reality Modeling Language discussion.
alt.language.urdu.poetry Poetry in the Indic Urdu language. No, ossifer, there's nothing illegal going on in alt.
alt.lawyers.sue.sue.sue Use instead.
alt.learning-to-lead Be a follower, there's more room in back.
alt.lefthanders How gauche.
alt.legend.king-arthur Legends and history of Arthur, King of the Britons.
alt.lemmings Rodents with a death wish.
alt.lesbian.feminist.poetry Everyone has their niche.
alt.letzebuerger A forum for Luxemburgish students. The warm light at end of the tunnel is a locomotive. This may be the answer to "get a life" for some. Another whingy alt group. Discussions related to going barefoot. Adults, Literacy, Reading, Writing.
alt.locksmithing You locked your keys in *where*? Gambling with the state as bookmaker. Created by someone who couldn't find alt.romance.
alt.lucky.w No description.
alt.lycra The WunderFabrik. Games for the Apple MacIntosh (possibly pirated).
alt.machines.cnc Discussing CNC Machine tools.
alt.mag.playboy Four decades of appreciation or degradation. Your pick.
alt.magazines.pornographic Use instead.
alt.magic For discussion about stage magic.
alt.magic.secrets The Butler did it, with mirrors, to Colonel Mustard.
alt.magick For discussion about supernatural arts.
alt.magick.chaos Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards.
alt.magick.ethics Discussion of the ethics/morals of magickal work.
alt.magick.folk Discussion of folk magick traditions.
alt.magick.moderated Serious discussion of magickal practices. (Moderated) Pursuing spirituality through sexuality and vice versa. No description.
alt.magick.tantra Discussing tantric yoga and other esoteric practices.
alt.magick.tyagi Magick as revealed by Mordred Nagasiva.
alt.magick.virtual-adepts Not quite, but almost, an adept. And piss off thousands of people even faster.
alt.malta Yum, chocolate maltas are delicious. No description.
alt.manga Use rec.arts.manga instead.
alt.manufacturing.misc All about manufacturing. No description.
alt.masonic.demolay Demonstrating how to build a basement.
alt.masonic.members Freemasons.
alt.math.iams Internet Amateur Mathematics Society. (Moderated) Can I get fries with that?
alt.mechwarrior2 Use instead. Helping people with allergies. Chronic Fatague Syndrome discussions. (Moderated) Use misc.emerg-services instead. Discussion of medical equipment. Fibromyalgia Fibrositis List. Veterinary medicine and animal health. Jobs for medical industry salespeople.
alt.meditation General discussion of meditation.
alt.meditation.moderated Moderated disucssion of meditation. (Moderated)
alt.meditation.quanyin The Quan Yin method of meditation.
alt.meditation.shabda Spiritual Freedom Through Inner Sound & Light.
alt.meditation.transcendental Contemplation of states beyond the teeth.
alt.mega-ego.yonderboy Cruel irony, indeed.
alt.memetics The evolution of ideas in societies.
alt.mens-rights We hold these truths to be self-evident.
alt.messianic Messianic traditions.
alt.mexico The people of Central America's largest nation.
alt.military.aas The Air Force's cadet honor society, Arnold Air.
alt.military.cadet Preparing for the coming apocalypse.
alt.military.police Discussions of military police matters.
alt.mindcontrol Are you sure those thoughts are really your own?
alt.mining.recreational Digging rock as a hobby.
alt.misanthropy People who hate people.
alt.misc Use misc.misc instead.
alt.misc.forteana Charles Fort, his books, and general weird happenings.
alt.missing-adults Locating missing adults.
alt.missing-kids Locating missing children.
alt.models Use rec.models.* instead.
alt.motd The messages of the day.
alt.motherjones Mother Jones magazine.
alt.motorcycle.sportbike Use instead. Use instead.
alt.motss.bisexua-l Use instead.
alt.mountain-bike Use instead.
alt.movies.branagh-thmpsn Films of Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.
alt.movies.chaplin Discussion of Charlie Chaplin's life and art.
alt.movies.cinematography Use rec.arts.movies.production instead.
alt.movies.hitchcock The films of Alfred Hitchcock.
alt.movies.independent Films put out by independent producers.
alt.movies.indian Films from India and the Indian subcontinent.
alt.movies.joe-vs-volcano Fans discuss the movie Joe versus the Volcano.
alt.movies.kubrick For the discussion of Stanley Kubrick's movies. Godzilla! The Wolfman! The Thing! Aiiieee!!
alt.movies.scorsese Are you talking to me? You think I'm funny?
alt.movies.silent Shhhhhhhhhhh!
alt.movies.spielberg Films of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg.
alt.movies.terry-gilliam Writer and director Terry Gilliam.
alt.movies.tim-burton The brooding works of Tim Burton.
alt.movies.visual-effects Discussion of visual f/x for movies and tv.
alt.msdos.batch MS-DOS batch files.
alt.msdos.programmer For the serious MS/DOS programmer (no forsale ads).
alt.mud Use instead.
alt.mud.german No description.
alt.mud.island The Island Multi-User Dungeon.
alt.mud.lp Use instead.
alt.mud.programming Programming in text-based virtual reality environments. +Live+, the band. 100 short of information. People who need to get out more often. Artists on the 4AD music label. Use instead. Swedish pop. African music. Discussion of Alanis Morissette. Use instead. One of Seattle's finest. For groups having 2 or less Platinum-selling albums. Discussing alternative music by female artists. Discussion of the pop-rock group America. Discussion about Amy Grant and her music. Use instead. Bananananana Truffle. Band directors' forum. Kraft Dinner at its finest. Use instead. The Beastie Boys. Jeff Beck, I suspect. The soulful stylings of the Brothers Gibb. Classical composer Ludwig von Beethoven. Bela and the Flecktones. Sounds from the Big Band era. Discussion of Billy Brinkley, err Joel. For fans of Bjork and the late Sugarcubes. Iron instruments. The band Black Sabbath and their music. Discussing Blue Rodeo. BOC -- Godzilla's gonna get ya. For "All fellow travelers." Fandom of the uniquely British group Blur. For fans of Jon and the gang. People pirating music performances. The harmonizing tunes of Boyz II Men. Apparently too popular to warrant further description. New Jersey's finest. The Butthole Surfers. The music and fans of The Byrds. Oh, Canada, eh? Soca, Calypso, and Steel Pan. Lips that touch Def Leppard won't touch mine. The music & art of the international star Celine Dion. You might think hymnals and chants, but you'd be wrong. Discussion of the pop-rock band Cheap Trick. Discussion of the band Chicago. Anything about the musical group The Clash. To complex for _your_ simple mind. In my day, we used to count sheep. No need to argue -- Irish pop group The Cranberries. Discussion of the musical group Crash Test Dummies. Music to dance to. Discussion of the works of Glenn Danzig. MOTHER! The Dave Matthews Band. Art is not bound by the limits of tastefulness. Discussions about Deep Purple and related artists. Discussion about the rock group Def Leppard. The works of Depeche Mode. For discussion about Ronnie James Dio. Is "progressive metal" an accepted label? Music, concert reviews, etc of Drivin n Cryin. Discussion of the Band. Electronic (or not?) Body Music. Happy Rhodes and other music by plasms. For fans of Justine and co. The Electric Light Orchestra. Enigma and similar bands. Gaelic set to spacey music. Erasure's fan following. Discussion of the musical group Faith No More. Fates Warning. SF/fantasy related folk music. Rock group Fleetwood Mac and its members. No description. Melodies from the French. Capitalizing on "just telling it like it is." Genesis, in all their incarnations. The band Green Day. Discussion of folksingers Arlo & Woody Guthrie. Gwarrrrr. Could be porno set to music. Lip music. Taxi! The music of the Hawaiian islands. Use instead. Discussing Iggy Pop, his life and work. Soloists without contracts with the major labels. The musical duo Indigo Girls. The band InSoc, AKA Information Society. Get it? "In Excess". In the words of Nelson, "Ha ha." Discussions about J.S. Bach (1685-1750). JT! The music of Jane's Addiction and its members. Ironman sitting on a park bench. Music from the Jewish heritage. 'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky. No description. Use instead. Givin' it from the (usually drunken) heart. Music of Kylie Minogue. Discussion about Led Zeppelin and their music. The music of Leonard Cohen. Discussion about the music of Gordon Lightfoot. Talk about The Band. Life and music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Discussion of Loreena McKennit. Lou Reed. The art, the music and the life of Luis Miguel. Discussion of song lyrics. About DJ's, their music, and lives. The art of creating techno, ambient, etc. No description. People who play woodwind instruments. Able to break glasses with a single boundless high note. A progressive band. The Silmarillion is a book. You've been a good little boy! No description. The music of Meat Loaf. Mexican influenced music. The enigmatic Michael Jackson. Music from MIDI devices. No description. Perhaps not the music you would expect. Use instead. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. No description. Discussion of current rock and pop music. No description. Hey, hey, they were the Monkees. Still In Search of the Lost Chord. Morrissey's career and music. No description. The music of New Order and its members. Nils Lofgren's Music, concerts, CDs etc. Nine Inch Nails. Works for Reznor's Nine Inch Nails. Use instead. Generation X's Seattle leaders, leaderless. No description. No description. For fans of the Ambient Techno music group "The Orb". Blizzard of Osbourne. I'm broken. Milwaukee's music at its finest. Guitarist Pat Metheny and his group. Guitarist Pat Metheny and his group. (Moderated) Discussion of Paul Simon's music. Discussion of Paul and the Replacements. The music of the alternative rock band Pearl Jam. The music of the Pet Shop Boys. So, it's the music of Peter Gabriel, sans frontier. The American composer Philip Glass. Sold out shows everywhere. History and Mystery of the Planet Gong. The Pogues. Weird Al or not, polka is popular some folks. Musical group Pop Will Eat Itself. Use instead. No description. Discussions related to the music group Primus. So my Prince came. Make him go away. Discussion about record production and A&R. Yes, Marillion, Asia, King Crimson, etc. All types of psychedelic music. Fandom of the British band Pulp. The band Queen and related solo acts. For discussion of the kings of puck rock. Jesus rides beside us. Rockabilly. To Pink or Not to Pink. For Rushheads. A Touch of Solace in Ecstasy. Making the music and/or listening to it. Aquatic creatures playing cymbals and the horn stand. No description. No description. Discussions of ska ( skank ) music, bands, and suchlike. The Smashing Pumpkins. Discussion about the Smiths, and related solo projects. Life and music of Stephen Sondheim. Loud enough to make you deaf. News & Discussions on Sophie B. Hawkins. Discussion of sweet soul music. The band Soundgarden. Discussion of the Brit-pop combo Squeeze. Discussing the band Steely Dan. No description. The band Stone Temple Pilots. No description. Oxford's finest. ABBA and beyond. David "Japan" Sylvian and friends. The Roland U20 synthesizer. Depeche Mode, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, and much more! The real alternative music scene. Bring on the bass! Janis Joplin to ZZ Top, Willie Nelson to Pantera. The music and fans of The Band. A rider on the storm no more. If you play it too loud, they bust your party. The band The Cure. No description. They Might Be Giants. Todd Rundgren music fandom. Discussion of works of artist Tom Waits. Tool is so... out there, man. The rock band The Tragically Hip. A group for fans of the band type-o-negative. Another group for the band U2. See also Music from the British Isles. No description. For discussion of topics related to Van Halen. Music that appears in video games. Marble Tulip Juicy Tree. Parodies-R-Us. Enduring megagroup. Music from around the world (no "pop" or "rock"). No description. Interesting imagery. The progressive band Yes. No description. So don't do that.
alt.mythology Zeus rules.
alt.mythology.mythic-animals Creatures of myth, fantasy, and imagination.
alt.native People indigenous to an area before modern colonisation.
alt.necronomicon Use alt.necromicon instead.
alt.neo-tech Books and ideas from Neo-Tech Publishing Company. Work out your troubles with
alt.netgames.bolo Use instead. The USA's north eastern region.
alt.newbie The altnet housewarming committee.
alt.newbies Housewarming for a group. Yes, we delight in your games. Don't believe the hype. News concerning Macedonia in the Balkan Region. Gate's megacorp in the news.
alt.niteclub.alternative Alternative music nightclubs.
alt.niteclub.commercial Commercially owned nightclubs.
alt.nocem.misc Discussion about the NoCeM project.
alt.noise Ow, quit it.
alt.non.sequitur Richard Nixon.
alt.nosebeeping Test newgroup goes wild in slapstick spoof.
alt.npractitioners Nurse practitioners.
alt.nuke.the.USA Last one out is a radioactive egg.
alt.nuke.the.usa Like alt.nuke.the.USA, only different.
alt.obituaries Notices of dead folks. Office management issues. Large commercial online services, and the Internet. Or should that be "America Offline?" Discussions and questions about Compuserve. Run! It's the Delphoids! Public FreeNet systems. Discussions and questions about GEnie. The Global Network Navigator. Discussion of The Imagination Network. MSN (Microsoft Network) online service. The Sears Prodigy system. Regarding the Audubon Society. The womens' organization Beta Sigma Phi. Discussion of the Earth First! society. The Food Not Bombs homeless aid organization. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Nee Olympics of the Mind. The Christian Organization PromiseKeepers. A ministry for boys. Regarding the Sierra Club. The "Starfleet" Star Trek fan organization. for the discussion of topics relevant to Team OS/2. Public speaking and Toastmasters International.
alt.os.linux Use comp.os.linux.* instead.
alt.os.linux.caldera The Caldera Network Desktop.
alt.os.multics 30 years old and going strong.
alt.os.windows95.crash.crash.crash Early test runs have not impressed.
alt.out-of-body Out of Body Experiences.
alt.pagan Discussions about paganism & religion.
alt.pagan.magick Pagan magick and ritual discussion.
alt.pantyhose Stockings are sexier.
alt.parallel.universes Perpendicular universes hurt more.
alt.paranet.abduct "They replaced Jim-Bob with a look-alike!"
alt.paranet.metaphysics Philosphical ontology, cosmology and cosmetology.
alt.paranet.paranormal "If it exists, how can supernatural be beyond natural?"
alt.paranet.psi "How much pressure can you generate with your brain?" "Maybe if we dissect the psychic ..."
alt.paranet.skeptic "I don't believe they turned you into a newt."
alt.paranet.ufo "Heck, I guess naming it ``UFO'' identifies it."
alt.paranormal Phenomena which are not scientifically explicable.
alt.paranormal.channeling Spiritual mediumship, channeling and channelers.
alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic And Rolaids.spells.relief. Use* instead.
alt.parenting.spanking Discussion about punishment methods for children.
alt.parenting.twins-triplets The issues of raising twins & other multiples.
alt.parents-teens Parent-teenager relationships. Parties, celebration and general debauchery. Damn the environmentalists, full speed ahead!
alt.peace-corps The works of the Peace Corps.
alt.peace.corps Use alt.peace-corps instead.
alt.peeves Discussion of peeves & related.
alt.penguin-fetish.recovery This one's for you, Alun.
alt.periphs.pcmcia Credit card sized plug in peripherals (PCMCIA, JEDIA).
alt.personals Do you really want to meet someone this way? Geek seeks Dweeb. Object: low-level interfacing.
alt.personals.aliens Looking for out-of-this-world love. Personals by or seeking bisexuals.
alt.personals.big-folks Romance for large people.
alt.personals.bondage Are you tied up this evening?
alt.personals.fags Use alt.personals.motss instead.
alt.personals.fat Romance for fat people.
alt.personals.fetish Romance for object-oriented people.
alt.personals.herpes Contacting people with herpes.
alt.personals.intercultural Sometimes the twain can meet.
alt.personals.intergen Where the old meet the young.
alt.personals.jewish Advertising for romance with Jewish people.
alt.personals.misc Dweeb seeks Geek. Object: low-level interfacing.
alt.personals.motss Romance for gay people.
alt.personals.newsgroup-creators.wanted ISO discretionless newsgroup creators.
alt.personals.poly Hi there, do you multiprocess?
alt.personals.psychedelic Looking for other drug users.
alt.personals.spanking Oedipus gives this group a thumbs up.
alt.personals.spanking.punishment In search of bad butt burn.
alt.personals.tall Romance for tall people.
alt.personals.teen Teen personal ads and e-mail-me ads.
alt.personals.transgendered People seeking TV/TS friends.
alt.pets.chia Makes a wonderful male pattern baldness coverup, too.
alt.pets.ferrets Ferrets and the people who love them.
alt.pets.hamsters Make that wheel go 'round.
alt.pets.rabbits Coneys abound. See also United Kingdom version of alt.2600.
alt.philosophy.debate Back to basics.
alt.philosophy.jarf The Jarf philosphy/metaphysics/religion/culture.
alt.philosophy.karen-mercedes Someone thinks Michael Crawford must die.
alt.philosophy.objectivism A product of the Ayn Rand corporation.
alt.philosophy.taoism All aspects of Taoism.
alt.philosophy.zen Meditating on how the alt.* namespace works.
alt.phreaking All about stealing phone service.
alt.pinecone The heart of camp arts & crafts.
alt.pissed.federal.employees US Government budgetary train wreck.
alt.planning.transportation Transportation planning issues and techniques.
alt.planning.urban Urban development. See also misc.activism.militia.
alt.politics.british Politics and a real Queen, too.
alt.politics.bush The politics of shrubbery.
alt.politics.clinton President Bill Clinton.
alt.politics.correct A Neil Bush fan club.
alt.politics.corruption.mena No description.
alt.politics.datahighway Electronic interstate infrastructure.
alt.politics.democrats.d U.S. Democratic party. The European economic community.
alt.politics.economics War == Poverty, & other discussions.
alt.politics.elections All about the process of electing leaders.
alt.politics.equality An oxymoron.
alt.politics.europe.misc The general political situation in Europe.
alt.politics.greens Green party politics & activities worldwide.
alt.politics.homosexuality As the name implies.
alt.politics.immigration All issues related to immigration.
alt.politics.korea A forum for Korean politics. (Moderated)
alt.politics.libertarian The libertarian ideology. How the mass media is involved in shaping politics. About an individual nation just for blacks.
alt.politics.nationalism.white About White Supremacy. Politics of the U.S. firearms (etc.) regulation agency. The United States Centrial Intelligence Agency. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. Political organizations. The ultrasecret security arm of the US government. Politics at the "United" Nations.
alt.politics.perot Discussion of the non-candidate.
alt.politics.radical-left Who remains after the radicals left?
alt.politics.reform Political reform.
alt.politics.scorched-earth An environmentally oriented group. Not a good idea to mix them, sez Marilyn & Profumo.
alt.politics.socialism.mao Maoist thought in theory and practice.
alt.politics.socialism.trotsky Trotskyite socialism discussions.
alt.politics.usa.congress Discussions relating to U.S. House and Senate.
alt.politics.usa.constitution U.S. Constitutional politics.
alt.politics.usa.misc Miscellaneous USA politics.
alt.politics.usa.newt-gingrich Discussion of House Speaker Gingrich. Discussions of the USA Republican Party.
alt.politics.white-power People who believe in White Supremacy.
alt.politics.youth Discussions about youth politics.
alt.polyamory For those with multiple loves.
alt.postmodern Postmodernism, semiotics, deconstruction, and the like.
alt.president.clinton Will the CIA undermine his efforts?
alt.prisons Can I get an alt.* feed in the slammer?.
alt.privacy Privacy issues in cyberspace.
alt.privacy.anon-server Issues surrounding programs that aid anonymity.
alt.privacy.clipper The USA administration's Clipper encryption plan.
alt.private.investigator Digging up the dirt.
alt.prophecies.nostradamus Mystic verse.
alt.prose Use rec.arts.prose instead.
alt.prose.d Use rec.arts.prose instead.
alt.prose.sharewords No description.
alt.psst.hoy Psst, buddy. Wanna buy a hoy?
alt.psychoactives Better living through chemistry.
alt.psychology Use sci.psychology.misc instead. An group away from home.
alt.psychology.jung Discussion of works & theories of Carl Jung.
alt.psychology.nlp Neuro-linguistic programming.
alt.psychology.personality Personality taxonomy, such as Myers-Briggs.
alt.psychology.synchronicity Interdisciplinary discussion of synchronicity.
alt.psychology.transpersonal Transpersonal psychology.
alt.psychotic.roommates Single white female seeks roommate. Realistic place to meet and chat with friends. Fantasy virtual reality pub similar to alt.callahans. Your cyberspace friendly bar...come on in!
alt.publish.newspaper The newspaper publishing business.
alt.pud "Discussion of the TFiLE PuD!@#@#!@$!" Whatever.
alt.pulp Paperback fiction, newsprint production, orange juice.
alt.punk Punk rock and its surrounding culture.
alt.punk.europe The punk rock scene in Europe.
alt.punk.straight-edge Not shaving eyebrows, but the sXe movement.
alt.ql.creative Quantum Leap fiction for the typographically challenged.
alt.quotations Quotations, quips, .sig lines, witticisms, et al. Use instead. Digital radio signals. Radio programming by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. U.S. National Public Radio: shows, stories, hosts, etc. OnLine Tonight radio show discussion. Radio storyman Paul Harvey. Hide the gear, here comes the magic station-wagons. Use instead. Use instead. Radio talk and call-in shows. Radio in the United Kingdom. Talk radio (call-in) programmes in the British Isles. Fans of Wha'Dya Know with Michael Feldman.
alt.railroad Use misc.transport.rail.misc instead.
alt.random.noise Bitstream Underground's Random Noise.
alt.rap Use instead.
alt.rap-gdead Fans of The Grateful Dead and Rap. Really.
alt.rave Techno-culture: music, dancing, drugs, dancing, etc.
alt.real-estate-agents Realty heads. Realtors helping with long moves.
alt.rec.camping Use rec.backcountry instead.
alt.recovery For people in recovery programs (e.g., AA, ACA, GA).
alt.recovery.aa Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous.
alt.recovery.addiction.sexual Recovering sex addicts. For adults from dysfunctional families.
alt.recovery.catholicism Getting over a Roman Catholic upbringing.
alt.recovery.codependency Mutually destructive relationships.
alt.recovery.compulsive-eat Food is an addictive drug. Recovery and Narcotics Anonymous.
alt.recovery.religion The twelve steps from the Ten Commandments.
alt.recovery.sexual-addiction Getting over being addicted to sex.
alt.religion.all-worlds Grokking the Church of All Worlds from Heinlein's book.
alt.religion.amos No description.
alt.religion.angels Belief in angels.
alt.religion.asatru No description.
alt.religion.barfing-yak You should see baptisms.
alt.religion.broadcast It's legal but not necessarily proper.
alt.religion.buddhism.nichiren Nichiren believers unite.
alt.religion.buddhism.tibetan The teachings of Buddha as studied in Tibet.
alt.religion.christian Unmoderated forum for discussing Christianity.
alt.religion.christian.20-something Discussion for the Twentysomething.
alt.religion.christian.anabaptist.brethren No description. The international Church of Christ.
alt.religion.christian.calvary-chapel No description.
alt.religion.christian.last-days In anticipation of Christ's 2nd coming.
alt.religion.computers Tiresome technical tirades.
alt.religion.course-miracle A Course in Miracles (ACIM).
alt.religion.druid Druids and their ideas, practices, and beliefs.
alt.religion.eckankar Eckankar, the religion of the Light and Sound of God.
alt.religion.emacs Emacs. Umacs. We all macs.
alt.religion.gnostic Unmoderated group like soc.religion.gnostic.
alt.religion.islam Unmoderated group like soc.religion.islam.
alt.religion.jenney-choi Why can't she spell her name normally?
alt.religion.kibology He's Fred, Jim.
alt.religion.louis-nick Worship in the Church of Lou.
alt.religion.monica Discussion about net-venus Monica and her works. Mormon religion. More Mormon religion.
alt.religion.rabbet The Rabbet sect.
alt.religion.scientology L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology.
alt.religion.scientology.squick.squick.squick The sacred Three Squick.
alt.religion.sexuality The politics of sexuality and religion.
alt.religion.shamanism Use soc.religion.shamanism instead.
alt.religion.spangles Discussion and comments on Spanglism.
alt.religion.subgenius Use alt.slack instead.
alt.religion.unification Discussion of Unificationism.
alt.religion.universal-life Universal Life Church.
alt.religion.urantia-book Discussions about the Urantia Book.
alt.religion.vaisnava Discussion of the Vaisnava spiritual tradition.
alt.religion.wicca No description.
alt.religion.zoroastrianism Zoraster's/Zarathustra's religion, mazdaism.
alt.relocate Setting up a new home in a far away place.
alt.restaurants Use instead.
alt.revenge Two wrongs trying to make a right.
alt.revisionism "It CAN'T be that way 'cause here's the FACTS".
alt.revolution.american.second Jeffersonian dreams.
alt.revolution.counter Discussions of counter-revolutionary issues.
alt.rhode_island A little state with apparently world wide interest.
alt.rmgroup For the people who like to rmgroup/newgroup things.
alt.rock-n-roll Counterpart to and alt.drugs.
alt.rock-n-roll.acdc Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
alt.rock-n-roll.aerosmith Lead singer looks like an ugly lady.
alt.rock-n-roll.classic Classic rock, both the music and its marketing.
alt.rock-n-roll.hard Music where stance is everything.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal For the headbangers on the net.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.death "Death metal" and newgroup overkill.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.gnr "Axl Rose" is an anagram for "Oral Sex".
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.groove Groove-oriented stoner metal.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.heavy Non-sissyboy metal bands.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.ironmaiden Sonic torture methods.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.megadeth The band Megadeth.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.metallica Sort of like Formica with more hair.
alt.rock-n-roll.metal.motley-crue The music of Motley Crue. Slayer teams up with Tom Cora.
alt.rock-n-roll.oldies Discussion of rock and roll music from 1950-1970.
alt.rock-n-roll.stones Gathering plenty of moss by now.
alt.rodney-king Riot catalyst.
alt.romance Discussion about the romantic side of love. Chit chat about romance, often silly.
alt.romance.mature-adult Discussions and personals for mature adults. Love over the wire - does it work?
alt.romance.teen Talk about teen love and infatuations.
alt.romance.unhappy alt.angst on the run.
alt.rush-limbaugh Fans of the conservative activist radio announcer.
alt.rv Rotten varmints or recreational vehicles, you decide.
alt.sailing.asa The American Sailing Association.
alt.satanism Not such a bad dude once you get to know him. Satellite signal de-cryption techniques. All about European satellite tv. TV satellite systems wanted or forsale. Environmentalist causes. Programming the Sound Blaster PC sound card. Looking for assistance with schoolwork.
alt.sci.joe-bay The "b" stands for "bargain!"
alt.sci.mbe No description.
alt.sci.physics.acoustics The soundness of the science of sound. Scientific theories you won't find in journals.
alt.sci.planetary Studies in planetary science.
alt.sci.sociology People are really interesting when you watch them. Science and technology in Indonesia.
alt.sci.time-travel Theory of time travel.
alt.scooter Motor scooters, like Vespas, Lambrettas, etc.
alt.scottish.clans Discussions about Scottish Clans. Security issues on computer systems. Pointers to good stuff in (Moderated) The Pretty Good Privacy package. The story of television.
alt.sega.genesis Another addiction.
alt.self-esteem Discussing self-esteem improvement and help.
alt.self-improve Self-improvement in less than 14 characters.
alt.sewing A group that is not as it seams. Postings of a prurient nature. Debating the pros and cons of sex. How to make the most of your UFO abduction. No description. Ouch. Sexual acts involving the anus. Possibly animal husbandry, but I doubt it. People who enjoy suffocation. Ben-wa, beach, tea, soccer, Lucille... testicles too. Hairy homosexual men. For phallic fantasies. Happiness is a warm puppy. For people with big, purple newt fetishes. That little squeek they make is so cute. Pictures of bestial acts. NEWS FLASH: ancient people did it mostly the same way. Tie me, whip me, make me read the net! Interesing fantasy life. A new marketplace competitor for Fruitopia. Whatever spins your electrons. For frustrated SCO users. Excuse me while I turn the page. Discussing attraction to boy children. Discussions about female breasts -- big and small. See All about cathouses. Where Carasso's SO is himself. I dunno, that's a pretty small hole in the middle. Discussing attraction to children. It's amazing what tentacles can do. Phone sex with a real time Internet visual aid. Ask what this is about. No description. Cleansing the bowels as an erotic act. Use The business of sex. Looking for personal escorts. Discussion of personal escort advertisements. So you want to be a star. For out of this world pleasure. No descriptipn. Rollin' with the rolly polly. Discussions about female dominant relationships. Sword play or containment systems, take your pick. Sexual attraction to missing body parts. Worshipping the feet of male children. Sex for the bean counters. Sex for bean counters who can't spell. They're dry and secure all day, too. Keen on ET's star child, all grown up. No description. Rollin' with the rolly polly. Rubber, leather, chains, and other fetish clothing. Kiss them. Now. Arousal caused by very big people. Hair, hair, everywhere. Palms even. Sticky and almost fluid ... hmm. At least you don't have that smell afterward. Motorcycles as sex objects. The mysteries of Asia are a potent lure. People stimulated by panties. Peter D's momma sure is something. Need we say more? This is for you robot types. Sexy Serena and friends. People excited by excrement. For discussion & posting of fantasies related to size. Like necrophilia without being quite so macabre. Discussion of smoking as a sexual fetish. For those with a fetish about sports clothes. Illogical yet fascinating Star Trek lust. The BOB(c) fetishes; The BOB(c) in drag. Laughter is the best foreplay. The potent powers of the petite. Trent "NIN" Reznor's screaming slaves. Arousal by young, underweight people. They don't mean hottub polo. Sploshing, food, mud and other messy fetishes. People who dig covering a women with White-Out. Rough-housing for sexual kicks. Use instead. What was your first time like? Always wet. Peaches, crew cuts, tennis balls, whatever. Tonight's movie: 20000 convicts in the hood & a woman. Use instead. Discussing sexual attraction to girl children. Fuel for the pornography-incites-violence debate. Why are there so few, hot, exhibitionist, S&M pussies? Homosexual relations. Discussing the issues of intra-family sexual relations. Robbing the cradle and the grave. Discussion on sex with people with the initials J.P. No description. Discussions of magazines with sticky pages. Passion for the prosecutor. Self-satisfaction for people who can't spell. Where one's SO is oneself. Probably illegal traffic. Jesse Helms would not subscribe to this group. Discussing the ins and outs of certain movies. No description. Get the trimmers, that stuff is gross. Dead people as stimulus. No description. No description. Not involving sound. Void where prohibited by law. Discussion of orgies and group sex. For all your parpering needs, kind sir. No description. Discussing the issues around attraction to children. The issues around attraction to boy children. The issues around attraction to girl children. Almost certainly illegal traffic. Almost certainly illegal traffic. Sex on the line. Gigabytes of copyright violations. Discussion of gigabytes of copyright violations. Copyright violations featuring mostly females. Copyright violations featuring mostly males. No description. Plush Sex: Strategically Placed Holes. Discussing the sexuality of pre-teen people. No description. The precursor to many a deflowering. The oldest profession. Possibly sex between reptiles, but probably with them. For the discussion and encouragement of safe sex. Exon does the nasty. We have proof! The oldest profession. Markup languages as a sexual tool. What's this? Bleats me! Agh, I can't reach the rip cord! Sadism and masochism with mulberries. Noises from the heat of passion. Roll your own joke for this one. Bondage for beginners. For those who need it *NOW*. For those who talk about needing it *NOW*. Erotic tales involving homosexuals. Stories featuring heterosexual sex. Stories about intrafamily sex. Stories with sexual content. (Moderated) No description. Discussion of strip clubs, exotic dancers, etc. Sex talk for very large people and their admirers. The promiscuous crowd. Insipid sex. No description. The sexuality of teenagers. Discussion of phone sex services. Cartoon sex. The subtopics of are becoming more and more odd. Sex lives of transsexuals. Not all girls are beautiful, but we love the ugly too. Sex with uncircumcised men. No description. No description. Group sex via the telephone. A lot of lurkers in this group. Requests for erotica, either literary or in the flesh. Looking for escorts. No description. Not quite co-ed naked water polo. Exploring the eroticism of feeding and being fed. Questions for only true sex wizards. The sexuality of young people. A euphemism for
alt.sexual.abuse.recovery Helping others deal with traumatic experiences. More Stardrek.
alt.sf4m A group for forumites everywhere. We know who you are.
alt.shared-reality.sf-and-fantasy "Worlds Beyond" shared universe.
alt.shared-reality.startrek.klingon Klingons: Blood, Honor and Tribbles.
alt.shenanigans Practical jokes, pranks, randomness, etc.
alt.shoe.lesbians A discussion for shoe lesbians and their friends.
alt.showbiz.gossip A misguided attempt to centralise gossip.
alt.shut.the.hell.up.geek Group for Usenet motto.
alt.sigma2.penis Men with penis sizes way outside the norm. Eponymy.
alt.skate Use* instead.
alt.skate-board Discussion of all apsects of skate-boarding.
alt.skate.figure Use instead.
alt.skincare Dermatology.
alt.skincare.acne Fighting zits.
alt.skinheads The skinhead culture/anti-culture.
alt.skinheads.moderated The skinhead culture/anti-culture. (Moderated)
alt.skunks Le pew.
alt.sl9 Crashing into Jupiter.
alt.slack Posting relating to the Church of the Subgenius.
alt.smokers Puffing on tobacco.
alt.smokers.cigars From stogies to cubans.
alt.smokers.pipes Briars, meerschaums, and calabashes. The smell is enough to kill ya.
alt.snail-mail Mail sent on paper. Some people still do that.
alt.snowmobiles For bikers who don't like two wheels in snow and ice.
alt.society.anarchy Societies without rulers.
alt.society.civil-liberties Same as alt.society.civil-liberty.
alt.society.civil-liberty Same as alt.society.civil-liberties.
alt.society.conservatism Social, cultural, and political conservatism.
alt.society.fruitopia Discord, but not Eris.
alt.society.funerary All about burials.
alt.society.futures Musing on where we're all headed.
alt.society.generation-x Lifestyles of those born 1960-early-1970s.
alt.society.high-school The vaguely alternative world of high school.
alt.society.labor-unions Theory and practise of labor unions.
alt.society.mental-health Keeping your marbles in the modern world.
alt.society.neutopia A place to further the cause of peace and love.
alt.society.resistance Ohm's law applied to social science.
alt.society.revolution Espousing Jeffersonian ideals.
alt.society.sovereign Independence in society.
alt.society.underwear What's the big deal, anyway?
alt.soft-sys.corel.draw The Corel Draw graphics package. Generating voltage from the sun's energy.
alt.solaris.x86 Sun's Solaris on Intel x86 compatible computers.
alt.soulmates Richard Bach and his herculean odds.
alt.sources Alternative source code, unmoderated. Caveat Emptor.
alt.sources.amiga Source code for the Amiga.
alt.sources.d Discussion of posted sources.
alt.sources.index Pointers to source code in alt.sources.*. (Moderated)
alt.sources.mac Source code for Apple Macintosh computers.
alt.sources.wanted Requests for source code.
alt.spam What is that stuff that doth jiggle in the breeze?
alt.speech.debate High school and collegiate debate and forensics.
alt.spleen Venting as a biological function. Use Rotisserie league basketball. In the gutter again. Like alt.suicide with rubber bands. Look what you've done to the wall! Hunting with birds of prey. Table soccer and dizzy little men. Run for the roses: breeding, betting on & racing horses. Horse race handicapping systems & strategies. Discussion of personal watercraft. Discussion of the sport of Korfball. The game of lacrosse. Indoor splatball with infrared lasers. Being a referee. Splat, you're it. Light amusement. Knock your balls into your pockets for fun. All aspects of indoor racquetball and related sports. With the proper technique, vegetables can go very fast. Discussions of street hockey. Use instead. Traditional Greco-Roman rasslin'.
alt.sports.badminton Discussion about badminton. Atlanta Braves major league baseball. Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. Baltimore Orioles major league baseball. Boston Red Sox major league baseball. California Angles major league baseball. Chicago White Sox major league baseball. Chicago Cubs major league baseball. Cincinnati Reds major league baseball. Cleveland Indians major league baseball. Colorado Rockies major league baseball. Detroit Tigers major league baseball. Florida Marlins major league baseball. Houston Astros major league baseball. Kansas City Royals major league baseball. Los Angeles Dodgers major league baseball. Minor league baseball talk. Milwaukee Brewers major league baseball. Minnesota Twins major league baseball. Montreal Expos major league baseball. New York Mets baseball talk. New York Yankees baeball talk. Oakland As major league baseball. Philadelphia Phillies baseball talk. Pittsburg Pirates major league baseball. San Diego Padres major league baseball talk. Seattle Mariners major league baseball. San Francisco Giants baseball talk. St Louis Cardinals baseball talk. Texas Rangers major league baseball. Toronto Blue Jays baseball talk. KSU basketball talk. Big 5 conference basketball talk. U of Pennsylvania (NOT Penn State!) basketball. Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball. Boston Celtics NBA basketball. Charlotte Hornets NBA basketball. Chicago Bulls NBA basketball. Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball. Denver Nuggets NBA basketball. Detroit Pistons NBA basketball talk. Golden State Warriors NBA basketball. Houston Rockets NBA basketball talk. Indiana Pacers NBA basketball talk. Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball talk. Miami Heat NBA basketball talk. Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball talk. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball. New Jersey Nets NBA basketball. Orlando Magic NBA basketball talk. Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball talk. Phoenix Suns NBA basketball talk. Portland Trailblazers NBA talk. San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball talk. Sacramento Kings NBA basketball talk. Seattle Sonics NBA talk. Toronto Raptors NBA talk. Utah Jazz NBA basketball talk. Vancouver Grizzlies NBA talk. Washington Bullets NBA basketball. New York Knicks NBA basketball talk. No description. The Atlantic Coast Conference. No description. The Big 10 athletic conference. The Big 8 athletic conference. Discussions of college sports in the Big East. The Big 10 college athletic conference. Purdue University sports. Conference USA college athletics. Ivy League athletics. Sports at Michigan colleges. North Carolina State intercollegiate athletics. Notre Dame sports. OSU Sports plus a whole lot more. Discussions of college sports in the Pac 10. Sports in the SEC athletic conference. Sports at Syracuse University. Univerisity of Texas at Austin athletics.
alt.sports.darts Dart throwing games.
alt.sports.falconry Training birds of prey. Arena football (US-style, not soccer). Florida U Seminoles football. Minnesota Vikings NFL football talk. Oakland Raiders NFL football talk. Arizona Cardinals NFL football talk. Atlanta Falcons NFL football talk. Buffalo Bills NFL football talk. Carolina Panthers NFL football talk. Chicago Bears NFL football talk. Cincinnati Bengals NFL football talk. Cleveland Browns NFL football talk. Dallas Cowboys NFL football talk. Denver Broncos NFL football talk. Detroit Lions NFL football talk. Green Bay Packers NFL football talk. Houston Oilers NFL football talk. Indianapolis Colts NFL football talk. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football talk. Kansas City Chiefs NFL football talk. Los Angeles Raiders NFL football talk. Los Angeles Rams NFL football talk. Miami Dolphins NFL football talk. New England Patriots NFL football talk. New Orleans Saints NFL football talk. New York Giants NFL football talk. New York Jets NFL football talk. Oakland Raiders. Philadelphia Eagles NFL football talk. Phoenix Cardinals NFL football talk. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football talk. San Diego Chargers NFL football talk. Seattle Seahawks NFL football talk. San Francisco 49ers NFL football talk. St. Louis Rams NFL football talk. Tampa Bay Bucaneers NFL football talk. Washington Redskins NFL football talk.
alt.sports.gymnastics Gymnastic competitions.
alt.sports.hocket.nhl.det-redwings Detroit Redwings talk for morons. No description. No description. EC Hockey League. Rotisserie league ice hockey. I Hockey League. Use Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL hockey talk. Boston Bruins NHL hockey talk. Buffalo Sabres NHL hockey talk. Use instead. Chicago Blackhawks NHL hockey talk. Calgary Flames NHL hockey talk. Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey talk. Dallas Stars NHL hockey talk. Detroit Redwings NHL hockey talk. Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey talk. Florida Panthers NHL hockey talk. Hartford Whalers NHL hockey talk. Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey talk. Montreal Canadiens NHL hockey talk. New Jersey Devils NHL hockey talk. New York Islanders NHL hockey talk. New York Rangers NHL hockey talk. Ottawa Senators NHL hockey talk. Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey talk. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL hockey talk. Use Quebec Nordiques NHL hockey talk. San Jose Sharks NHL hockey talk. Saint Louis Blues NHL hockey talk. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey talk. Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey talk. Washington Captials NHL hockey talk. Use Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey talk. Some hockey league, maybe. Some hockey league, maybe, or television reception. Some hockey league, maybe, or television reception. Some hockey league, maybe. Listening to sports events and talk on the radio. No description. Football, European style. Footballs, British style.
alt.stagecraft Technical theatre issues.
alt.starfleet.rpg Starfleet role playing stories.
alt.startrek.bajoran The Star Trek alien race known as the Bajorans.
alt.startrek.borg Galactic spam.
alt.startrek.cardassian Cardassians in the Star Trek universe.
alt.startrek.creative Stories and parodies related to Star Trek.
alt.startrek.creative.erotica Lustful stories set in the Star Trek universe.
alt.startrek.klingon AcK! What is that thing on your head?!
alt.startrek.romulan Romulans in the Star Trek universe.
alt.startrek.tos.trekmuse The MUSE based on StarTrek, the Original Series.
alt.startrek.uss-amagosa The Internet Star Trek Society.
alt.startrek.vulcan Vulcans in the Star Trek universe.
alt.steinberg.cubase Discussion of Cubase and Steinberg Products.
alt.stephen.currier Rantings and ravings of Stephen Currier.
alt.stop.spamming Use instead.
alt.stories.erotic Use rec.arts.erotica instead. Discussing specific interests of exchange students.
alt.stupidity Discussion about stupid newsgroups.
alt.stupidity.spatch ...and bacon.
alt.sufi Awakening to marriage of the sacred to everyday life. Talk of why suicides increase at holidays.
alt.super.nes Use instead.
alt.supermodels Discussing famous & beautiful models.
alt.supermodels.cindy-crawford House of Style's overexposed host. Dealing with emotional situations & experiences. Pro-choice advocates. People with people who were abused. Support for people who have panic attacks. Helping people with stiff joints. Dealing with labored breathing. Helping people who can't control muscle movements. Attention Deficit Disorder. Sizeism can be as awful as sexism or racism. Peer support for boy lovers. Discussion of breast implants. Discussion & support for breastfeeding. Emotional aid for people with cancer. Helping men with prostate cancer. Cerebral Palsy support. Childless by choice support group. Support group for those with chronic pain. Support for sufferers of ulcerative colitis. Depression and mood disorders. Extremely serious depression problems. Depression that comes and goes. Support for kids w/diabetes and their families. Seeking enlightenment through weight loss. Discussion of the use of anorectic drugs in obesity. To promote creativity among disabled artists. sexual issues relating to disabled people. For persons with dissociative disorders. Discussion of marital breakups. Support for unusually short people. (Moderated) The cyberspace support group for dystonia. People over the edge about weight loss. Endometriosis support group. Epilepsy support. Recovering from religious cult experiences. Discussion group for people with food allergies. People who are foster parents. Support for and by people with glaucoma. Support group for the grieving. Discussion of migraine and headache ailments. Support group for hearing impaired. Discussing herpes. Men who tend the home. The urinary tract disease interstitial cystitis. Helping genitals cope. Helping people deal with kidney problems. For individuals with learning disabilities. It's not easy being green. Marfan syndrome support group. Helping women through menopause. Living with multiple sclerosis. Discussing issues relating to second-hand smoke. The dangers of secondhand smoke. (Moderated) Support/resources to treat obesity. (Moderated) For overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Support and resources for people with ostomies. Group for those with personality disorders. Post Polio Syndrome discussion area. For individuals with prostatitis. Mutual support for schizophrenics. Short people commiserate. Um, er, <blush>, well, maybe I will post, after all. Single parenting solutions and support. Inflammation of the sinuses. Psoriasis and other common skin afflictions. Discussing the skin-disease psoriasis. For all types of sleep disorders. Helping Xenophobes. Support for people dealing with Spina Bifida. Dealing with step parents. Getting over the nicotine addiction. Support for people who stutter. Survivors of Prozac & all other SSRIs. Issues of interest to tall people. People with thyroid gland problems. Coping with ringing ears and other head noises. Support for folks with Tourette's Syndrome. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Turner Syndrome support group.
alt.surfing Riding the ocean waves.
alt.surfing.bodyboard A mini-surfboard for playing in the ocean.
alt.surrealism Surrealist ideologies and their influences.
alt.sustainable.agriculture Such as the Mekong delta before Agent Orange. Satiric pedophilia.
alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork The beginning of the end.
alt.sys.alpha-micro No description.
alt.sys.amiga.blitz The Blitz Basic programming language.
alt.sys.amiga.demos Code and talk to show off the Amiga.
alt.sys.amiga.uucp AmigaUUCP.
alt.sys.icl International Computers Limited hardware and software.
alt.sys.intergraph Support for Intergraph machines.
alt.sys.mac.newuser-help A forum for Macintosh users new to the internet.
alt.sys.pc-clone.acer Acer computer systems. Dell computer systems.
alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 A PC clone vendor.
alt.sys.pc-clone.micron A PC clone vendor.
alt.sys.pc-clone.zeos Zeos (Micron subsidiary) computer systems.
alt.sys.pdp10 The trusty old PDP 10.
alt.sys.pdp11 The trusty old PDP 11.
alt.sys.pdp8 The trusty old PDP 8.
alt.sys.perq PERQ graphics workstations.
alt.sys.sun Technical discussion of Sun Microsystems products.
alt.sysadmin.bofh What was your username again?
alt.sysadmin.recovery Getting over the trauma of system administration.
alt.taiwan.republic Use soc.culture.taiwan instead. Diskutoj per la internacia lingvo. A lighthearted place for discussions concerning Koreans. Discussion of royalty and nobility. General talk about the weather.
alt.tanya.shalayeva Ask
alt.tarot Your destiny is in the cards.
alt.tasteless Truly disgusting.
alt.tasteless.jokes Sometimes insulting rather than disgusting or humorous.
alt.tasteless.penis Try putting some chocolate on it. Use instead.
alt.teachers.lesson-planning Helping teachers plan their instruction. Use sci.engr instead.
alt.teens Teenagers.
alt.teens.poetry.and.stuff Use rec.arts.poems instead.
alt.telescopes.meade.lx200 Discussion of Meade's LX200 telescope. Use instead.
alt.test Alternative subnetwork testing.
alt.test.a No description.
alt.test.d Discussion about posts in alt.test. No description. Thank you for sharing. Hardly just one.
alt.test.only Stop interrupting testing with discussion.
alt.test.test Think, people! How many test groups do we really need?
alt.test.yer.posts Directions for people who find "alt.test" too confusing.
alt.testing.testing Radio check.
alt.thinking.hurts So don't do that. You made your bed, lie in it.
alt.thought.southern No description.
alt.thrash Thrashlife.
alt.timewasters A pretty good summary of making the list of alt groups.
alt.tinygirls Like
alt.toolkits.xview The X windows XView toolkit.
alt.toon-pics Use instead. Yo Joe! The G.I.Joe/Action Force action figures. Optimus Prime is my hero. Use instead. From robots to vehicles and back again.
alt.transgendered Boys will be girls, and vice-versa. All about travelling to Canada. Ever go to Montreal for pizza --- from Albany?
alt.treasure.hunting Finding lost riches.
alt.true-crime Criminal acts around the world. Use instead. Discussion of the BBC TV comedy Absolutely Fabulous. American Gothic. Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs! Discussing Pinky & the Brain cartoons (Narf). Use instead. He's everywhere. Now appearing in several alt groups. The world's #1 show, aka "Babewatch". Some sort of science and comedy show. Uh huh huh huh uh uh huh uh huh. Fans of "Beverly Hills 90210" TV show. Here's the story of a lovely lady. A western comedy adventure. Discussion of the TV Show Chicago Hope. No description. Just what the hell is going on here? Keep them on the boob tube and off the net. For the fans that refuse to die. A live action animated sitcom. Squish the saccharine newt. The Discovery Channel Canada discussion group. The Duckman animated sitcom. For the discussion of CTV's Due South. Discussion of _Earth 2_ television series. Fans of the television show Eek the Cat. Discussion of the television show E.R. The Forever Knight television programme. Kelsey Grammer as Frasier. Discussion of NBC's comedy Friends. Just look at these wonderful prizes. Not just for breakfast any more. Home Box Office cable movie channel discussion. Hercules: the Legendary Journeys. Fans of those inside (and outside) of Herman's Head. There was only one, then a bad sequel, now a tv show. Discussions on the hit ABC sitcom Home Improvement. A shotgun does an impressive job of destroying a TV. 30 minutes to sell you a vacuum hair cutting system. The Kids in the Hall comedy skits. Discussions about Knight Rider. "Kung-fu" and "Kung-fu, The Legend Continues". LA Law's evening soap opera. The Law & Order television programme. Animated variety. The new adventures of the man from Krypton, Superman. Fan fiction about Lois and Clark. Lost in Space. Some people really love their televisions. Tom Selleck stars as a hunky private investigator. Nothing like a good comedy about war and dying. Blipverts will kill ya. Cat fights and sleaziness, Wednesdays on FOX. A spinoff of Melrose Place. Hey, you robots! Down in front! I want my MTV. Miss Piggy on the tube. Discussion of the TV Series "Murder One". "Married... With Children". My So-Called Life and Operation Life Support. Shows on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Tabloid journalism on the televison. Discussion of the NBC sitcom Newsradio. The first network for kids. For the TV show with moss growing on it. The TV show "Nowhere Man" on US UPN stations. For fans of the NYPD Blue TV show. Fans of Fox's Party of Five. The Picket Fences show. No description. The Prisoner television series from years ago. Public access and community television. Fanfiction relating to the show Quantum Leap. Discussion of the MTV programme "The Real World". Convincing 3-D animation. The British sci-fi/comedy show. Some change from Lassie, eh? Road Rules, MTV series. The Robotech animated SF TV series. But he won't do windows. In all her glory. Saved by the Bell, a sitcom for teens. SCTV (Second City TV) & alumni discussions. Deep sea adventures in the future. A funny guy. Live action Asian SF/Fantasy discussion, etc. Sunny day. USA's Silk Stalkings murder/mystery show. Don't have a cow, man! The cartoon-within-a-cartoon. FOX's Sliders. Writing stories in the Slider's show environment. Saturday Night Live, older but not better. Space: Above and Beyond. Deep Space 9. The original Star Trek series. Another Star Trek universe show: Voyager. FOX Television's "Strange Luck" series. No description. Babble. Late night wars on the major networks. A discussion of the television TekWar series. FOX's animated series with Jon Lovmyself. No description. SPOOON!!! Back from the future in Time Traxx. Discussion about the "Tiny Toon Adventures" show. Apparently one fan group could not bind them all. Careful with that cel! Some show called "TV Nation". Discussion about the popular (and unusual) TV show. Discussion of the sci-fi phenomenon V. V.R. 5. Weird Science. For Sandpiper Air Frequent Flyers. A wise guy. Extra-terrestrial coverup conspiracies. Creative writings for the The X-Files. No description. That Connie Dobbs clone, her tv show, and her double Xs.
alt.ufc No description.
alt.ufo.reports Use alt.paranet.ufo instead.
alt.unix.wizards Like comp.unix.wizards, only unmoderated.
alt.usa-sucks Not like an Electolux.
alt.usage.english English grammar, word usages, and related topics.
alt.usage.german Questions and answers about the German language.
alt.usenet.kooks I have a theory about why we have such crazy theories.
alt.usenet.manifestoes Mission statements, purposes on the net. (Moderated)
alt.usenet.offline-reader Getting your fix offline.
alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent Forte, Inc.'s Agent offline readers.
alt.usenet.reposts Use instead.
alt.usenet.tjames The USENET of T. James Madison.
alt.utensils.spork No, it's a foon! Or a floorwax and dessert topping.
alt.uu.announce Announcements of Usenet University.
alt.uu.comp.os.linux.questions Usenet University helps with LINUX.
alt.uu.lang.esperanto.misc Learning Esperanto at the Usenet University.
alt.uu.lang.russian.misc Learning Russian at the Usenet University.
alt.uu.math.misc Learning math at the Usenet University.
alt.vacation.las-vegas Everything you always wanted to know about Vegas.
alt.vampyres Discussion of vampires and related writings, films, etc. No description. Discussion of Digital Video Disk hardware and software. Reviews of video games. LD players and selections available for them. Trading of legally copied videos. Discussion/information on visas pertaining to US.
alt.war Not just collateral damage.
alt.war.civil.usa Discussion of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865).
alt.war.vietnam Discussion of all aspects of the Vietnam War. DOODZ in favour of pirating PC software. D00DZ in favour of pirating PC applications. D00DZ in favour of pirating PC games. D00DZ in favour of pirating old PC software. Use instead.
alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die Ensigns just get no respect. The Common Desktop Environment.
alt.windows95 Use* instead.
alt.winsock Windows Sockets.
alt.winsock.programming Programming Windows Sockets.
alt.winsock.trumpet The Trumpet newsreader.
alt.winsock.voice Winsock voice communication.
alt.wired Wired Magazine.
alt.wolves Discussing pure wolves.
alt.wolves.hybrid Wolf-dogs and other crosses.
alt.women.attitudes The different attitudes that women have.
alt.women.supremacy Women's social status and general gender wars.
alt.wonderment.bgjw Making up urban legends at McGill U. & other places.
alt.www.hotjava Discussions of Sun Microsystems's Java language. All forms and aspects of yoga.
alt.zen It is.
alt.zen+budo Zen in combination with budo & other martial arts.
alt.zima A clear malt beverage, better with lime.
alt.zines Small magazines, mostly noncommercial.
alt.zorch No description.

Alexei Petrov

Mar 1, 1996, 3:00:00 AM3/1/96
I cannot seem to find "relcom.*" newsgroup in my newsgroups list.
Please help!

Jonathan Grobe

Mar 2, 1996, 3:00:00 AM3/2/96
In article <>, Alexei Petrov <> writes:
>I cannot seem to find "relcom.*" newsgroup in my newsgroups list.

You need to write to your news administrator and ask that they be added
(write to the address news or usenet at your site or the technical
support people there (address: support)).

Note these are Russian language newsgroups and you need a special
newsreader to read them.

Note these are Russian language newsgroups and you need a special
newsreader to read them.

Jonathan Grobe

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