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This article is from the Pratchett Newsgroups FAQ, by Orin Thomas orin@lspace.org with numerous contributions by others.

03 The usenet newsgroups (Terry Pratchett Newsgroups)

Welcome to the Pratchett Usenet Newsgroups.

Where possible, pointers to existing information (such as books,
magazine articles, and ftp sites) are included here.

This FAQ is currently posted to news.answers
alt.answers
alt.books.pratchett
alt.fan.pratchett and
alt.fan.pratchett.announce

All posts to news.answers are archived, and it is possible to retrieve
the last posted copy via anonymous FTP from

<ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/pratchett/afp-faq>

Those without FTP access should mailto:mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
with "send usenet/news.answers/finding-sources" in the body to find
out how to get archived news.answers posts by e-mail.

This FAQ was mostly written by Orin Thomas who took it on in May
in 1995 from Nathan Torkington. It includes contributions by Leo
the Ent (thalt shall worship) and the readers of
alt.fan.pratchett and alt.books.pratchett (pterry included).

Alt.fan.pratchett, alt.books.pratchett,alt.talk.mended-drum
and afp.announce
-------------------------------------------------------

There are four newsgroups devoted to the author Terry Pratchett on
the internet. These are.

alt.fan.pratchett

The oldest and perhaps the best known Pratchett newsgroup. It has
a fairly large amount of traffic much of it not directly Pratchett
related. Think of it more as the discussion of a group of Terry
Pratchett fans meeting at an on-line pub.

alt.fan.pratchett.announce

AFPA is the noticeboard of the aformentioned on-line pub. People
post FAQ's like this one, notices of fan meetings and other
important information. Terry also posts his signing tour details
here.

alt.books.pratchett

alt.books.pratchett is to alt.fan.pratchett as a Cafe is to a Pub.
This is where the more serious pratchett discussions take place.
If you want a serious discussion of an idea you want to explore
this is a better place to start.

alt.talk.mended-drum

A low traffic newsgroup frequented by those that have been around
afp for a reasonably long time and find the hurly burly somewhat
exhausting. Posting is a complex affair however instructions can
be found on lspace - <http://www.lspace.org/>

 

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