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Frequently Asked Questions about rec.arts.tv.soaps.

This FAQ about rec.arts.tv.soaps was compiled and written by Margaret D. Gibbs gibbsm@ll.mit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

compilation copyright 1994-1999, Margaret D. Gibbs. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact.

-1. The Subject Line (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
(this applies to everyone who posts in these groups)...
-2. Special Abbreviations - to be used after the soap abbreviation in the Subject line. (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
[Soap-Abbreviation]: ...
-3. KILL Files: - for rn, trn, nn, and tin users (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
In rn & trn, the easiest way to start a KILL file is, whenever you see ...
-4. readnews Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
On my particular system, I have both rn and readnews available. You might ...
-5. vn Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Hi, I am Dorothy. I thought I was the only person who was using VN instead ...
-6. vnews Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Hi. Are you using VNEWS? If so, this is what you have to do to ...
-7. ANU news Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Here's information on the killfile for ANU News on the VAX/VMS system:...
-8. netnews Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Hello! I've been a lurker and occasional poster on RATS for a ...
-9. Cleveland Freenet information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
This is information gathered from some of the Cleveland Freenet users,...
-10. gnus Newsreader Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
(Written by John P. Mann, mannj@ll.mit.edu)...
-11. Outlook Express Information (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
(Written by ElmerCat )...
-12. Soap mailing lists (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Is there a mailing list for my soap?...
-13. WWW (World Wide Web) pages pertaining to soaps. (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Listing of of soap opera WWW pages that I know of, with their ...
-14. Is there an ftp archive for rec.arts.tv.soaps. from which I can retrieve past posts?
Most news sites expire articles after a week or two, and some even ...
-15. Acronyms commonly used by posters: (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
A&DwSOM: Armed and Dangerous with Soap Opera ...
-16. Updates & Updaters (for soaps which have regular updaters, ie AMC, ATWT, GH, GL, CITY, B&B, Y&R) (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Where's such-and-such an update?; Why do we have only one ...
-17. Can I borrow a tape of so-and-so episode? (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Many times people miss a day of recording due to power problems, ...
-18. Why doesn't each show have its own newsgroup? (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
First, a little history about rec.arts.tv.soaps.*:...
-19. Do the soap writers/actors read rec.arts.tv.soaps?
PLEASE NOTE: this is *only* information about the ...
-20. How to post via email (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Due to the levels of abuse, there do not appear to be any ...
-21. Signature files (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
How do I get the news software to include a signature with my postings? ...
-22. Spoiler protection (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Sometimes people get advance notice of what's going to happen on a soap....
-23. How can you get the text of previous posts into your own post? (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
All newsreaders are different, but if you use rn or trn, ...
-24. Retrieving lost articles/replies (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
Have you ever typed a long summary or reply and somehow blew it (hit ...
-25. Inappropriate posts (ie advertisements, trolls) (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
-26. Pointers to more information for new posters (and old!) (rec.arts.tv.soaps)
There is a lot more useful information available on the usenet network ...









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