From: s...@cs.purdue.EDU (Gene Spafford)
Subject: List of Active Newsgroups
Message-ID: < email@example.com>
Date: 7 Dec 91 02:13:38 GMT
Expires: 5 Feb 92 14:13:38 GMT
Organization: Dept. of Computer Sciences, Purdue Univ.
Last-change: 6 Dec 91 by s...@cs.purdue.edu (Gene Spafford)
The following is a list of currently active USENET newsgroups as of
6 Dec 1991. This list does not include the gatewayed Internet
newsgroups (see below). The groups distributed worldwide are divided
into seven broad classifications: "news", "soc", "talk", "misc",
"sci", "comp" and "rec". Each of these classifications is organized
into groups and subgroups according to topic.
"comp" Topics of interest to both computer professionals and
hobbyists, including topics in computer science, software
source, and information on hardware and software systems.
"sci" Discussions marked by special and usually practical knowledge,
relating to research in or application of the established
"misc" Groups addressing themes not easily classified under any of the
other headings or which incorporate themes from multiple
"soc" Groups primarily addressing social issues and socializing.
"talk" Groups largely debate-oriented and tending to feature long
discussions without resolution and without appreciable amounts
of generally useful information.
"news" Groups concerned with the news network and software themselves.
"rec" Groups oriented towards hobbies and recreational activities.
These "world" newsgroups are (usually) circulated around the entire
USENET -- this implies world-wide distribution. Not all groups
actually enjoy such wide distribution, however. The European Usenet
and Eunet sites take only a selected subset of the more "technical"
groups, and controversial "noise" groups are often not carried by many
sites in the US and Canada (these groups are often under the "talk"
and "soc" classifications). Many sites do not carry some or all of
the comp.binaries groups.
There are groups in other subcategories, but they are local: to
institutions, to geographic regions, etc. and they are not listed
here. Note that these distribution categories can be used to restrict
the propagation of news articles. Currently, distributions include:
world worldwide distribution (default)
att limited to AT&T
can limited to Canada
eunet limited to European sites
na limited to North America
usa limited to the United States
There may be other regional and local distribution categories available
at your site. Most US states have distribution categories named after
the two letter abbreviation for that state or category (e.g., "ga" for
Georgia, "nj" for New Jersey). Please use an appropriate distribution
category if your article is not likely to be of interest to USENET
readers worldwide. A companion article to this lists all of the
regional distributions and their newsgroups.
Some groups are moderated or are monitored mailing lists. They can
only be posted to by mailing submissions to the coordinator (provided
in a companion posting). Some selected sites provide automatic
remailing in support of B2.11 and C news -- posting to one of these
groups automatically mails the article for the poster. Some of the
moderated groups are gatewayed to USENET from the Internet and appear
as newsgroups to facilitate distribution and posting from the Usenet.
Some of these gatewayed Internet newsgroups are listed below, and the
rest appear in a companion posting that lists alternative newsgroup
hierarchies. Other of the "world" groups are bidirectionally
gatewayed with Internet mailing lists; items submitted from the
Internet side to the digest are split up and submitted to the USENET
group, while articles submitted on the USENET side are bundled up and
submitted to the mailing list. A complete list of moderated
newsgroups, submission addresses and moderators is given in a
The following "world" groups have been gatewayed with the listed
Internet lists. Some of them may not still be gatewayed due to
broken software and/or gateways; such groups are marked with an
asterisk ("*") in the list below. Please contact me if you should know
of their current status. Also note that the group "comp.lang.forth" is
gatewayed with the Bitnet discussion list "umfo...@weizmann.bitnet", and
rec.railroad is run from "railr...@queens.bitnet".
Some of these lists are gated one-way into Usenet groups; those groups
have been marked with a ">" symbol in the list below.
If you are reading this article from a site not on the Usenet, you may
subscribe to Internet lists by writing to the request address. You
form such an address by putting "-request" before the "@" symbol, as
in "unix-emacs-requ...@vm.tcs.tulane.edu". This gets your message
directly to the list maintainer instead of broadcasting it to all the
readers of the list.
Also note that moderators of Usenet groups may not be in charge of the
corresponding mailing list or gateway. For example, the moderator of
comp.sources.unix does not have anything to do with the unix-sources
mailing list; matters concerning the mailing list should be addressed
Usenet Group Internet list
Please notify me of any errors or changes to the information in this article.
comp.admin.policy Discussions of site administration policies.
comp.ai Artificial intelligence discussions.
comp.ai.neural-nets All aspects of neural networks.
comp.ai.nlang-know-rep Natural Language and Knowledge Representation. (Moderated)
comp.ai.philosophy Philosophical aspects of Artificial Intelligence.
comp.ai.shells Artificial intelligence applied to shells.
comp.arch Computer architecture.
comp.archives Descriptions of public access archives. (Moderated)
comp.archives.admin Issues relating to computer archive administration.
comp.benchmarks Discussion of benchmarking techniques and results.
comp.binaries.acorn Binary-only postings for Acorn machines. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.amiga Encoded public domain programs in binary. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.apple2 Binary-only postings for the Apple II computer.
comp.binaries.atari.st Binary-only postings for the Atari ST. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.ibm.pc Binary-only postings for IBM PC/MS-DOS. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.archives Annoucements related to IBM PC archive sites.
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d Discussions about IBM/PC binary postings.
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted Requests for IBM PC and compatible programs.
comp.binaries.mac Encoded Macintosh programs in binary. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.os2 Binaries for use under the OS/2 ABI. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.2bsd Reports of UNIX* version 2BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsd Reports of UNIX version 4BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsd.ucb-fixes Bug reports/fixes for BSD Unix. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.misc General UNIX bug reports and fixes (incl V7, uucp)
comp.bugs.sys5 Reports of USG (System III, V, etc.) bugs.
comp.cog-eng Cognitive engineering.
comp.compilers Compiler construction, theory, etc. (Moderated)
comp.compression Data compression algorithms and theory.
comp.databases Database and data management issues and theory.
comp.databases.informix Informix database management software discussions.
comp.dcom.fax Fax hardware, software, and protocols.
comp.dcom.lans Local area network hardware and software.
comp.dcom.modems Data communications hardware and software.
comp.dcom.sys.cisco Info on Cisco routers and bridges.
comp.dcom.telecom Telecommunications digest. (Moderated)
comp.doc Archived public-domain documentation. (Moderated)
comp.doc.techreports Lists of technical reports. (Moderated)
comp.dsp Digital Signal Processing using computers.
comp.edu Computer science education.
comp.emacs EMACS editors of different flavors.
comp.fonts Typefonts -- design, conversion, use, etc.
comp.graphics Computer graphics, art, animation, image processing.
comp.graphics.avs The Application Visualization System.
comp.graphics.research Highly technical computer graphics discussion. (Moderated)
comp.graphics.visualization Info on scientific visualization.
comp.groupware Software and hardware for shared interactive environments.
comp.human-factors Issues related to human-computer interaction (HCI).
comp.infosystems Any discussion about information systems.
comp.ivideodisc Interactive videodiscs -- uses, potential, etc.
comp.lang.ada Discussion about Ada*.
comp.lang.apl Discussion about APL.
comp.lang.c Discussion about C.
comp.lang.c++ The object-oriented C++ language.
comp.lang.clos Common Lisp Object System discussions.
comp.lang.eiffel The object-oriented Eiffel language.
comp.lang.forth Discussion about Forth.
comp.lang.fortran Discussion about FORTRAN.
comp.lang.functional Discussion about functional languages.
comp.lang.hermes The Hermes language for distributed applications.
comp.lang.idl-pvwave IDL and PV-Wave language discussions.
comp.lang.lisp Discussion about LISP.
comp.lang.lisp.mcl Discussing Apple's Macintosh Common Lisp.
comp.lang.misc Different computer languages not specifically listed.
comp.lang.modula2 Discussion about Modula-2.
comp.lang.modula3 Discussion about the Modula-3 language.
comp.lang.objective-c The Objective-C language and environment.
comp.lang.pascal Discussion about Pascal.
comp.lang.perl Discussion of Larry Wall's Perl system.
comp.lang.postscript The PostScript Page Description Language.
comp.lang.prolog Discussion about PROLOG.
comp.lang.scheme The Scheme Programming language.
comp.lang.sigplan Info & announcements from ACM SIGPLAN. (Moderated)
comp.lang.smalltalk Discussion about Smalltalk 80.
comp.lang.vhdl VHSIC Hardware Description Language, IEEE 1076/87.
comp.laser-printers Laser printers, hardware & software. (Moderated)
comp.lsi Large scale integrated circuits.
comp.lsi.testing Testing of electronic circuits.
comp.mail.elm Discussion and fixes for ELM mail system.
comp.mail.headers Gatewayed from the Internet header-people list.
comp.mail.maps Various maps, including UUCP maps. (Moderated)
comp.mail.mh The UCI version of the Rand Message Handling system.
comp.mail.misc General discussions about computer mail.
comp.mail.mush The Mail User's Shell (MUSH).
comp.mail.sendmail Configuring and using the BSD sendmail agent.
comp.mail.uucp Mail in the uucp network environment.
comp.misc General topics about computers not covered elsewhere.
comp.multimedia Interactive multimedia technologies of all kinds.
comp.newprod Announcements of new products of interest. (Moderated)
comp.object Object-oriented programming and languages.
comp.org.acm Topics about the Association for Computing Machinery.
comp.org.decus Digital Equipment Computer Users' Society newsgroup.
comp.org.fidonet FidoNews digest, official news of FidoNet Assoc. (Moderated)
comp.org.ieee Issues and announcements about the IEEE & its members.
comp.org.issnnet The International Student Society for Neural Networks.
comp.org.sug Talk about/for the The Sun User's Group.
comp.org.usenix USENIX Association events and announcements.
comp.org.usenix.roomshare Finding lodging during Usenix conferences.
comp.os.coherent Discussion and support of the Coherent operating system.
comp.os.cpm Discussion about the CP/M operating system.
comp.os.mach The MACH OS from CMU & other places.
comp.os.minix Discussion of Tanenbaum's MINIX system.
comp.os.misc General OS-oriented discussion not carried elsewhere.
comp.os.msdos.apps Discussion of applications that run under MS-DOS.
comp.os.msdos.desqview QuarterDeck's Desqview and related products.
comp.os.msdos.misc Miscellaneous topics about MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.msdos.programmer Programming MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.os2.apps Discussions of applications under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.misc Miscellaneous topics about the OS/2 system.
comp.os.os2.programmer Programming OS/2 machines.
comp.os.os9 Discussions about the os9 operating system.
comp.os.research Operating systems and related areas. (Moderated)
comp.os.vms DEC's VAX* line of computers & VMS.
comp.os.xinu The XINU operating system from Purdue (D. Comer).
comp.parallel Massively parallel hardware/software. (Moderated)
comp.patents Discussing patents of computer technology. (Moderated)
comp.periphs Peripheral devices.
comp.periphs.scsi Discussion of SCSI-based peripheral devices.
comp.protocols.appletalk Applebus hardware & software.
comp.protocols.ibm Networking with IBM mainframes.
comp.protocols.iso The ISO protocol stack.
comp.protocols.kerberos The Kerberos authentication server.
comp.protocols.kermit Info about the Kermit package. (Moderated)
comp.protocols.misc Various forms and types of FTP protocol.
comp.protocols.nfs Discussion about the Network File System protocol.
comp.protocols.ppp Discussion of the Internet Point to Point Protocol.
comp.protocols.tcp-ip TCP and IP network protocols.
comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc TCP/IP for IBM(-like) personal computers.
comp.realtime Issues related to real-time computing.
comp.research.japan The nature of research in Japan. (Moderated)
comp.risks Risks to the public from computers & users. (Moderated)
comp.robotics All aspects of robots and their applications.
comp.simulation Simulation methods, problems, uses. (Moderated)
comp.society The impact of technology on society. (Moderated)
comp.society.development Computer technology in developing countries.
comp.society.folklore Computer folklore & culture, past & present. (Moderated)
comp.society.futures Events in technology affecting future computing.
comp.soft-sys.khoros The Khoros X11 visualization system.
comp.software-eng Software Engineering and related topics.
comp.sources.3b1 Source code-only postings for the AT&T 3b1. (Moderated)
comp.sources.acorn Source code-only postings for the Acorn. (Moderated)
comp.sources.amiga Source code-only postings for the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sources.apple2 Source code and discussion for the Apple2. (Moderated)
comp.sources.atari.st Source code-only postings for the Atari ST. (Moderated)
comp.sources.bugs Bug reports, fixes, discussion for posted sources.
comp.sources.d For any discussion of source postings.
comp.sources.games Postings of recreational software. (Moderated)
comp.sources.games.bugs Bug reports and fixes for posted game software.
comp.sources.hp48 Programs for the HP48 and HP28 calculators. (Moderated)
comp.sources.mac Software for the Apple Macintosh. (Moderated)
comp.sources.misc Posting of software. (Moderated)
comp.sources.reviewed Source code evaluated by peer review. (Moderated)
comp.sources.sun Software for Sun workstations. (Moderated)
comp.sources.unix Postings of complete, UNIX-oriented sources. (Moderated)
comp.sources.wanted Requests for software and fixes.
comp.sources.x Software for the X windows system. (Moderated)
comp.specification Languages and methodologies for formal specification.
comp.specification.z Discussion about the formal specification notation Z.
comp.std.c Discussion about C language standards.
comp.std.c++ Discussion about C++ language, library, standards.
comp.std.internat Discussion about international standards.
comp.std.misc Discussion about various standards.
comp.std.mumps Discussion for the X11.1 committee on Mumps. (Moderated)
comp.std.unix Discussion for the P1003 committee on UNIX. (Moderated)
comp.sw.components Software components and related technology.
comp.sys.3b1 Discussion and support of AT&T 7300/3B1/UnixPC.
comp.sys.acorn Discussion on Acorn and ARM-based computers.
comp.sys.alliant Info and discussion about Alliant computers.
comp.sys.amiga.advocacy Why an Amiga is better than XYZ.
comp.sys.amiga.announce Announcements about the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sys.amiga.applications Miscellaneous applications.
comp.sys.amiga.audio Music, MIDI, speech synthesis, other sounds.
comp.sys.amiga.datacomm Methods of getting bytes in and out.
comp.sys.amiga.emulations Various hardware & software emulators.
comp.sys.amiga.games Discussion of games for the Commodore Amiga.
comp.sys.amiga.graphics Charts, graphs, pictures, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.hardware Amiga computer hardware, Q&A, reviews, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.introduction Group for newcomers to Amigas.
comp.sys.amiga.marketplace Where to find it, prices, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.misc Discussions not falling in another Amiga group.
comp.sys.amiga.multimedia Animations, video, & multimedia.
comp.sys.amiga.programmer Developers & hobbyists discuss code.
comp.sys.amiga.reviews Reviews of Amiga software, hardware. (Moderated)
comp.sys.apollo Apollo computer systems.
comp.sys.apple2 Discussion about Apple II micros.
comp.sys.atari.8bit Discussion about 8 bit Atari micros.
comp.sys.atari.st Discussion about 16 bit Atari micros.
comp.sys.atari.st.tech Technical discussions of Atari ST hard/software.
comp.sys.att Discussions about AT&T microcomputers.
comp.sys.cbm Discussion about Commodore micros.
comp.sys.concurrent The Concurrent/Masscomp line of computers. (Moderated)
comp.sys.dec Discussions about DEC computer systems.
comp.sys.dec.micro DEC Micros (Rainbow, Professional 350/380)
comp.sys.encore Encore's MultiMax computers.
comp.sys.hp Discussion about Hewlett-Packard equipment.
comp.sys.hp48 Hewlett-Packard's HP48 and HP28 calculators.
comp.sys.ibm.pc.misc Discussion about IBM personal computers.
comp.sys.ibm.pc.digest The IBM PC, PC-XT, and PC-AT. (Moderated)
comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware XT/AT/EISA hardware, any vendor.
comp.sys.ibm.pc.rt Topics related to IBM's RT computer.
comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware Microchannel hardware, any vendor.
comp.sys.intel Discussions about Intel systems and parts.
comp.sys.isis The ISIS distributed system from Cornell.
comp.sys.laptops Laptop (portable) computers.
comp.sys.m6809 Discussion about 6809's.
comp.sys.m68k Discussion about 68k's.
comp.sys.m68k.pc Discussion about 68k-based PCs. (Moderated)
comp.sys.m88k Discussion about 88k-based computers.
comp.sys.mac.announce Important notices for Macintosh users. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.apps Discussions of Macintosh applications.
comp.sys.mac.comm Discussion of Macintosh communications.
comp.sys.mac.digest Apple Macintosh: info&uses, but no programs. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.games Discussions of games on the Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.hardware Macintosh hardware issues & discussions.
comp.sys.mac.hypercard The Macintosh Hypercard: info & uses.
comp.sys.mac.misc General discussions about the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.programmer Discussion by people programming the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.system Discussions of Macintosh system software.
comp.sys.mac.wanted Postings of "I want XYZ for my Mac."
comp.sys.mips Systems based on MIPS chips.
comp.sys.misc Discussion about computers of all kinds.
comp.sys.ncr Discussion about NCR computers.
comp.sys.next.announce Announcements related to the NeXT computer system. (Moderated)
comp.sys.next.misc General discussion about the NeXT computer system.
comp.sys.next.programmer NeXT related programming issues.
comp.sys.next.sysadmin Discussions related to NeXT system administration.
comp.sys.nsc.32k National Semiconductor 32000 series chips.
comp.sys.novell Discussion of Novell Netware products.
comp.sys.palmtops Super-powered calculators the palm of your hand.
comp.sys.prime Prime Computer products.
comp.sys.proteon Proteon gateway products.
comp.sys.pyramid Pyramid 90x computers.
comp.sys.ridge Ridge 32 computers and ROS.
comp.sys.sequent Sequent systems, (Balance and Symmetry).
comp.sys.sgi Silicon Graphics's Iris workstations and software.
comp.sys.sun Sun "workstation" computers. (Moderated)
comp.sys.tahoe CCI 6/32, Harris HCX/7, & Sperry 7000 computers.
comp.sys.tandy Discussion about TRS-80's.
comp.sys.ti Discussion about Texas Instruments.
comp.sys.transputer The Transputer computer and OCCAM language.
comp.sys.xerox Xerox 1100 workstations and protocols.
comp.sys.zenith.z100 The Zenith Z-100 (Heath H-100) family of computers.
comp.terminals All sorts of terminals.
comp.text Text processing issues and methods.
comp.text.desktop Technology & techniques of desktop publishing.
comp.text.frame Desktop publishing with FrameMaker.
comp.text.sgml ISO 8879 SGML, structured documents, markup languages.
comp.text.tex Discussion about the TeX and LaTeX systems & macros.
comp.theory.info-retrieval Information Retrieval topics. (Moderated)
comp.unix.admin Administering a Unix-based system.
comp.unix.aix IBM's version of UNIX.
comp.unix.amiga Minix, SYSV4 and other *nix on an Amiga.
comp.unix.aux The version of UNIX for Apple Macintosh II computers.
comp.unix.internals Discussions on hacking UNIX internals.
comp.unix.large UNIX on mainframes and in large networks.
comp.unix.misc Various topics that don't fit other groups.
comp.unix.msdos MS-DOS running under UNIX by whatever means.
comp.unix.programmer Q&A for people programming under Unix.
comp.unix.questions UNIX neophytes group.
comp.unix.shell Using and programming the Unix shell.
comp.unix.sysv286 UNIX System V (not XENIX) on the '286.
comp.unix.sysv386 Versions of System V (not Xenix) on Intel 80386-based boxes.
comp.unix.ultrix Discussions about DEC's Ultrix.
comp.unix.wizards Questions for only true Unix wizards.
comp.unix.xenix.misc General discussions regarding XENIX (except SCO).
comp.unix.xenix.sco XENIX versions from the Santa Cruz Operation.
comp.windows.interviews The InterViews object-oriented windowing system.
comp.windows.misc Various issues about windowing systems.
comp.windows.ms Window systems under MS/DOS.
comp.windows.ms.programmer Writing apps for MS Windows.
comp.windows.news Sun Microsystems' NeWS window system.
comp.windows.open-look Discussion about the Open Look GUI.
comp.windows.x Discussion about the X Window System.
comp.virus Computer viruses & security. (Moderated)
misc.activism.progressive Information for Progressive activists. (Moderated)
misc.books.technical Discussion of books about technical topics.
misc.consumers Consumer interests, product reviews, etc.
misc.consumers.house Discussion about owning and maintaining a house.
misc.education Discussion of the educational system.
misc.emerg-services Forum for paramedics & other first responders.
misc.entrepreneurs Discussion on operating a business.
misc.fitness Physical fitness, exercise, etc.
misc.forsale Short, tasteful postings about items for sale.
misc.forsale.computers Computers and computer equipment for sale.
misc.handicap Items of interest for/about the handicapped. (Moderated)
misc.headlines Current interest: drug testing, terrorism, etc.
misc.int-property Discussion of intellectual property rights.
misc.invest Investments and the handling of money.
misc.jobs.contract Discussions about contract labor.
misc.jobs.misc Discussion about employment, workplaces, careers.
misc.jobs.offered Announcements of positions available.
misc.jobs.resumes Postings of resumes and "situation wanted" articles.
misc.kids Children, their behavior and activities.
misc.legal Legalities and the ethics of law.
misc.legal.computing Discussing the legal climate of the computing world.
misc.misc Various discussions not fitting in any other group.
misc.news.southasia News from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc. (Moderated)
misc.rural Devoted to issues concerning rural living.
misc.security Security in general, not just computers. (Moderated)
misc.taxes Tax laws and advice.
misc.test For testing of network software. Very boring.
misc.wanted Requests for things that are needed (NOT software).
misc.writing Discussion of writing in all of its forms.
news.admin Comments directed to news administrators.
news.announce.conferences Calls for papers and conference announcements. (Moderated)
news.announce.important General announcements of interest to all. (Moderated)
news.announce.newgroups Calls for newgroups & announcements of same. (Moderated)
news.announce.newusers Explanatory postings for new users. (Moderated)
news.answers Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
news.config Postings of system down times and interruptions.
news.future The future technology of network news systems.
news.groups Discussions and lists of newsgroups.
news.lists News-related statistics and lists. (Moderated)
news.lists.ps-maps Maps relating to USENET traffic flows. (Moderated)
news.misc Discussions of USENET itself.
news.newsites Postings of new site announcements.
news.newusers.questions Q & A for users new to the Usenet.
news.software.anu-news VMS B-news software from Australian National Univ.
news.software.b Discussion about B-news-compatible software.
news.software.nn Discussion about the "nn" news reader package.
news.software.notes Notesfile software from the Univ. of Illinois.
news.software.readers Discussion of software used to read network news.
news.sysadmin Comments directed to system administrators.
rec.aquaria Keeping fish and aquaria as a hobby.
rec.arts.animation Discussion of various kinds of animation.
rec.arts.anime Japanese animation fen discussion.
rec.arts.bodyart Tattoos and body decoration discussions.
rec.arts.books Books of all genres, and the publishing industry.
rec.arts.cinema Discussion of the art of cinema. (Moderated)
rec.arts.comics Comic books and strips, graphic novels, sequential art.
rec.arts.comics.marketplace The exchange of comics and comic related items.
rec.arts.dance Any aspects of dance not covered in another newsgroup.
rec.arts.disney Discussion of any Disney-related subjects.
rec.arts.drwho Discussion about Dr. Who.
rec.arts.erotica Erotic fiction and verse. (Moderated)
rec.arts.fine Fine arts & artists.
rec.arts.int-fiction Discussions about interactive fiction.
rec.arts.misc Discussions about the arts not in other groups.
rec.arts.movies Discussions of movies and movie making.
rec.arts.movies.reviews Reviews of movies. (Moderated)
rec.arts.poems For the posting of poems.
rec.arts.sf-lovers Science fiction lovers' newsgroup.
rec.arts.sf.announce Major announcements of the SF world. (Moderated)
rec.arts.sf.fandom Discussions of SF fan activities.
rec.arts.sf.marketplace Personal forsale notices of SF materials.
rec.arts.sf.misc Science fiction lovers' newsgroup.
rec.arts.sf.movies Discussing SF motion pictures.
rec.arts.sf.reviews Reviews of science fiction/fantasy/horror works. (Moderated)
rec.arts.sf.science Real and speculative aspects of SF science.
rec.arts.sf.tv Discussing general television SF.
rec.arts.sf.written Discussion of written science fiction and fantasy.
rec.arts.startrek Star Trek, the TV shows and the movies.
rec.arts.startrek.info Information about the universe of Star Trek. (Moderated)
rec.arts.theatre Discussion of all aspects of stage work & theatre.
rec.arts.tv The boob tube, its history, and past and current shows.
rec.arts.tv.soaps Postings about soap operas.
rec.arts.tv.uk Discussions of telly shows from the UK.
rec.arts.wobegon "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show discussion.
rec.audio High fidelity audio.
rec.audio.car Discussions of automobile audio systems.
rec.audio.high-end High-end audio systems. (Moderated)
rec.autos Automobiles, automotive products and laws.
rec.autos.driving Driving automobiles.
rec.autos.sport Discussion of organized, legal auto competitions.
rec.autos.tech Technical aspects of automobiles, et. al.
rec.autos.vw Issues pertaining to Volkswagen products.
rec.aviation Aviation rules, means, and methods.
rec.backcountry Activities in the Great Outdoors.
rec.bicycles Bicycles, related products and laws.
rec.birds Hobbyists interested in bird watching.
rec.boats Hobbyists interested in boating.
rec.boats.paddle Talk about any boats with oars, paddles, etc.
rec.climbing Climbing techniques, competition announcements, etc.
rec.collecting Discussion among collectors of many things.
rec.crafts.brewing The art of making beers and meads.
rec.crafts.misc Handiwork arts not covered elsewhere.
rec.crafts.textiles Sewing, weaving, knitting and other fiber arts.
rec.equestrian Discussion of things equestrian.
rec.folk-dancing Folk dances, dancers, and dancing.
rec.food.cooking Food, cooking, cookbooks, and recipes.
rec.food.drink Wines and spirits.
rec.food.recipes Recipes for interesting food and drink. (Moderated)
rec.food.restaurants Discussion of dining out.
rec.gambling Articles on games of chance & betting.
rec.games.backgammon Discussion of the game of backgammon.
rec.games.board Discussion and hints on board games.
rec.games.board.ce The Cosmic Encounter board game.
rec.games.bridge Hobbyists interested in bridge.
rec.games.chess Chess & computer chess.
rec.games.corewar The Core War computer challenge.
rec.games.design Discussion of game design related issues.
rec.games.empire Discussion and hints about Empire.
rec.games.frp Discussion about Role Playing games.
rec.games.go Discussion about Go.
rec.games.hack Discussion, hints, etc. about the Hack game.
rec.games.misc Games and computer games.
rec.games.moria Comments, hints, and info about the Moria game.
rec.games.mud Various aspects of multi-users computer games.
rec.games.mud.lp Discussions of the LPMUD computer role playing game.
rec.games.pbm Discussion about Play by Mail games.
rec.games.pinball Discussing pinball-related issues.
rec.games.programmer Discussion of adventure game programming.
rec.games.rogue Discussion and hints about Rogue.
rec.games.trivia Discussion about trivia.
rec.games.video Discussion about video games.
rec.games.video.arcade Discussions about coin-operated video games.
rec.gardens Gardening, methods and results.
rec.guns Discussions about firearms. (Moderated)
rec.humor Jokes and the like. May be somewhat offensive.
rec.humor.d Discussions on the content of rec.humor articles.
rec.humor.funny Jokes that are funny (in the moderator's opinion). (Moderated)
rec.hunting Discussions about hunting. (Moderated)
rec.juggling Juggling techniques, equipment and events.
rec.kites Talk about kites and kiting.
rec.mag Magazine summaries, tables of contents, etc.
rec.martial-arts Discussion of the various martial art forms.
rec.misc General topics about recreational/participant sports.
rec.models.rc Radio-controlled models for hobbyists.
rec.models.rockets Model rockets for hobbyists.
rec.motorcycles Motorcycles and related products and laws.
rec.music.afro-latin Music with afro-latin influences.
rec.music.beatles Postings about the Fab Four & their music.
rec.music.bluenote Discussion of jazz, blues, and related types of music.
rec.music.cd CDs -- availability and other discussions.
rec.music.christian Christian music, both contemporary and traditional.
rec.music.classical Discussion about classical music.
rec.music.country.western C&W music, performers, performances, etc.
rec.music.dementia Discussion of comedy and novelty music.
rec.music.dylan Discussion of Bob's works & music.
rec.music.early Discussion of pre-classical European music.
rec.music.folk Folks discussing folk music of various sorts.
rec.music.funky Funk, rap, hip-hop, house, soul, r&b and related.
rec.music.gaffa Discussion of Kate Bush & other alternative music. (Moderated)
rec.music.gdead A group for (Grateful) Dead-heads.
rec.music.industrial Discussion of all industrial-related music styles.
rec.music.makers For performers and their discussions.
rec.music.misc Music lovers' group.
rec.music.newage "New Age" music discussions.
rec.music.reviews Reviews of music of all genres and mediums. (Moderated)
rec.music.synth Synthesizers and computer music.
rec.music.video Discussion of music videos and music video software.
rec.nude Hobbyists interested in naturist/nudist activities.
rec.org.sca Society for Creative Anachronism.
rec.pets Pets, pet care, and household animals in general.
rec.pets.birds The culture and care of indoor birds.
rec.pets.cats Discussion about domestic cats.
rec.pets.dogs Any and all subjects relating to dogs as pets.
rec.pets.herp Reptiles, amphibians and other exotic vivarium pets.
rec.photo Hobbyists interested in photography.
rec.puzzles Puzzles, problems, and quizzes.
rec.pyrotechnics Fireworks, rocketry, safety, & other topics.
rec.radio.amateur.misc Amateur radio practices, contests, events, rules, etc.
rec.radio.amateur.packet Discussion about packet radio setups.
rec.radio.amateur.policy Radio use & regulation policy.
rec.radio.cb Citizen-band radio.
rec.radio.noncomm Topics relating to noncommercial radio.
rec.radio.shortwave Shortwave radio enthusiasts.
rec.radio.swap Offers to trade and swap radio equipment.
rec.railroad Real and model train fans' newsgroup.
rec.roller-coaster Roller coasters and other amusement park rides.
rec.running Running for enjoyment, sport, exercise, etc.
rec.scuba Hobbyists interested in SCUBA diving.
rec.skiing Hobbyists interested in snow skiing.
rec.skydiving Hobbyists interested in skydiving.
rec.sport.baseball Discussion about baseball.
rec.sport.basketball.college Hoops on the collegiate level.
rec.sport.basketball.misc Discussion about basketball.
rec.sport.basketball.pro Talk of professional basketball.
rec.sport.cricket Discussion about the sport of cricket.
rec.sport.disc Discussion of flying disc based sports.
rec.sport.football.college US-style college football.
rec.sport.football.misc Discussion about American-style football.
rec.sport.football.pro US-style professional football.
rec.sport.golf Discussion about all aspects of golfing.
rec.sport.hockey Discussion about hockey.
rec.sport.misc Spectator sports.
rec.sport.pro-wrestling Discussion about professional wrestling.
rec.sport.rugby Discussion about the game of rugby.
rec.sport.soccer Discussion about soccer (Association Football).
rec.sport.tennis Things related to the sport of tennis.
rec.sport.triathlon Discussing all aspects of multi-event sports.
rec.sport.volleyball Discussion about volleyball.
rec.travel Traveling all over the world.
rec.video Video and video components.
rec.video.cable-tv Technical and regulatory issues of cable television.
rec.video.releases Pre-recorded video releases on laserdisc and videotape.
rec.video.satellite Getting shows via satellite.
rec.windsurfing Riding the waves as a hobby.
rec.woodworking Hobbyists interested in woodworking.
sci.aeronautics The science of aeronautics & related technology.
sci.aquaria Only scientifically-oriented postings about aquaria.
sci.archaeology Studying antiquities of the world.
sci.astro Astronomy discussions and information.
sci.bio Biology and related sciences.
sci.chem Chemistry and related sciences.
sci.crypt Different methods of data en/decryption.
sci.econ The science of economics.
sci.edu The science of education.
sci.electronics Circuits, theory, electrons and discussions.
sci.energy Discussions about energy, science & technology.
sci.engr Technical discussions about engineering tasks.
sci.engr.chem All aspects of chemical engineering.
sci.environment Discussions about the environment and ecology.
sci.geo.fluids Discussion of geophysical fluid dynamics.
sci.geo.geology Discussion of solid earth sciences.
sci.geo.meteorology Discussion of meteorology and related topics.
sci.lang Natural languages, communication, etc.
sci.lang.japan The Japanese language, both spoken and written.
sci.logic Logic -- math, philosophy & computational aspects.
sci.math Mathematical discussions and pursuits.
sci.math.research Discussion of current mathematical research. (Moderated)
sci.math.stat Statistics discussion.
sci.math.symbolic Symbolic algebra discussion.
sci.med Medicine and its related products and regulations.
sci.med.aids AIDS: treatment, pathology/biology of HIV, prevention. (Moderated)
sci.med.physics Issues of physics in medical testing/care.
sci.military Discussion about science & the military. (Moderated)
sci.misc Short-lived discussions on subjects in the sciences.
sci.nanotech Self-reproducing molecular-scale machines. (Moderated)
sci.optics Discussion relating to the science of optics.
sci.philosophy.tech Technical philosophy: math, science, logic, etc.
sci.physics Physical laws, properties, etc.
sci.physics.fusion Info on fusion, esp. "cold" fusion.
sci.psychology Topics related to psychology.
sci.psychology.digest PSYCOLOQUY: Refereed Psychology Journal and Newsletter. (Moderated)
sci.research Research methods, funding, ethics, and whatever.
sci.skeptic Skeptics discussing pseudo-science.
sci.space Space, space programs, space related research, etc.
sci.space.shuttle The space shuttle and the STS program.
sci.virtual-worlds Modelling the universe. (Moderated)
soc.bi Discussions of bisexuality.
soc.college College, college activities, campus life, etc.
soc.college.grad General issues related to graduate schools.
soc.college.gradinfo Information about graduate schools.
soc.couples Discussions for couples (cf. soc.singles).
soc.culture.afghanistan Discussion of the Afghan society.
soc.culture.african Discussions about Africa & things African.
soc.culture.african.american Discussions about Afro-American issues.
soc.culture.arabic Technological & cultural issues, *not* politics.
soc.culture.asean Countries of the Assoc. of SE Asian Nations.
soc.culture.asian.american Issues & discussion about Asian-Americans.
soc.culture.australian Australian culture and society.
soc.culture.bangladesh Issues & discussion about Bangladesh.
soc.culture.british Issues about Britain & those of British descent.
soc.culture.canada Discussions of Canada and its people.
soc.culture.caribbean Life in the Caribbean.
soc.culture.china About China and Chinese culture.
soc.culture.celtic Group about Celts (*not* basketball!).
soc.culture.europe Discussing all aspects of all-European society.
soc.culture.filipino Group about the Filipino culture.
soc.culture.french French culture, history, and related discussions.
soc.culture.german Discussions about German culture and history.
soc.culture.greek Group about Greeks.
soc.culture.hongkong Discussions pertaining to Hong Kong.
soc.culture.indian Group for discussion about India & things Indian.
soc.culture.iranian Discussions about Iran and things Iranian/Persian.
soc.culture.italian The Italian people and their culture.
soc.culture.japan Everything Japanese, except the Japanese language.
soc.culture.jewish Jewish culture & religion. (cf. talk.politics.mideast)
soc.culture.korean Discussions about Korean & things Korean.
soc.culture.latin-america Topics about Latin-America.
soc.culture.lebanon Discussion about things Lebanese.
soc.culture.magyar The Hungarian people & their culture.
soc.culture.mexican Discussion of Mexico's society.
soc.culture.misc Group for discussion about other cultures.
soc.culture.nepal Discussion of people and things in & from Nepal.
soc.culture.new-zealand Discussion of topics related to New Zealand.
soc.culture.nordic Discussion about culture up north.
soc.culture.pakistan Topics of discussion about Pakistan.
soc.culture.polish Polish culture, Polish past, and Polish politics.
soc.culture.portuguese Discussion of the people of Portugal.
soc.culture.soviet Topics relating to Russian or Soviet culture.
soc.culture.spain Discussion of culture on the Iberian peninsula.
soc.culture.sri-lanka Things & people from Sri Lanka.
soc.culture.taiwan Discussion about things Taiwanese.
soc.culture.thai Thai people and their culture.
soc.culture.turkish Discussion about things Turkish.
soc.culture.usa The culture of the United States of America.
soc.culture.vietnamese Issues and discussions of Vietnamese culture.
soc.culture.yugoslavia Discussions of Yugoslavia and its people.
soc.feminism Discussion of feminism & feminist issues. (Moderated)
soc.history Discussions of things historical.
soc.men Issues related to men, their problems & relationships.
soc.misc Socially-oriented topics not in other groups.
soc.motss Issues pertaining to homosexuality.
soc.net-people Announcements, requests, etc. about people on the net.
soc.politics Political problems, systems, solutions. (Moderated)
soc.politics.arms-d Arms discussion digest. (Moderated)
soc.religion.christian Christianity and related topics. (Moderated)
soc.religion.eastern Discussions of Eastern religions. (Moderated)
soc.religion.islam Discussions of the Islamic faith. (Moderated)
soc.rights.human Human rights & activism (e.g., Amnesty International).
soc.roots Genealogical matters.
soc.singles Newsgroup for single people, their activities, etc.
soc.veterans Social issues relating to military veterans.
soc.women Issues related to women, their problems & relationships.
talk.abortion All sorts of discussions and arguments on abortion.
talk.bizarre The unusual, bizarre, curious, and often stupid.
talk.environment Discussion the state of the environment & what to do.
talk.origins Evolution versus creationism (sometimes hot!).
talk.philosophy.misc Philosophical musings on all topics.
talk.politics.animals The use and/or abuse of animals.
talk.politics.drugs The politics of drug issues.
talk.politics.guns The politics of firearm ownership and (mis)use.
talk.politics.mideast Discussion & debate over Middle Eastern events.
talk.politics.misc Political discussions and ravings of all kinds.
talk.politics.soviet Discussion of Soviet politics, domestic and foreign.
talk.politics.space Non-technical issues affecting space exploration.
talk.politics.theory Theory of politics and political systems.
talk.rape Discussions on stopping rape; not to be crossposted.
talk.religion.misc Religious, ethical, & moral implications.
talk.religion.newage Esoteric and minority religions & philosophies.
talk.rumors For the posting of rumors.
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