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10.2.2) What newsgroups are available in the sac. and sacramento. USENET domain?




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This article is from the Sacramento FAQ, by David F. Prenatt, Jr. with numerous contributions by others.

10.2.2) What newsgroups are available in the sac. and sacramento. USENET domain?

The fledgling sac.* USENET domain is comprised of the following
newsgroups:

* sac.general (<news:sac.general >).

* sac.swap (<news:sac.swap >).

* sac.music (<news:sac.music >).

* sac.singles (<news:sac.singles >).

* sac.sports (<news:sac.sports >).

* sac.announce (<news:sac.announce >).

* sac.jobs (<news:sac.jobs >).

* sac.politics (<news:sac.politics >).

* sac.csus (<news:sac.csus >).

* sac.motss (<news:sac.motss >).

* sac.internet (<news:sac.internet >).

The sacramento.* USENET domain is essentially defunct. Many argue
that it never should have been created. I personally "newgrouped"
duplicates of all newsgroup from the sacramento.* domain that were not
already in existence, hoping that someone would delete the various
newsgroups from the sacramento.* domain, and received nothing but
grief for my troubles. The last time that I checked, the sacramento.*
domain was still comprised of the following limited traffic
newsgroups:

* sacramento.music (<news:sacramento.music >).

* sacramento.singles (<news:sacramento.singles >).

* sacramento.sports (<news:sacramento.sports >).

* sacramento.announce (<news:sacramento.announce >).

* sacramento.jobs (<news:sacramento.jobs >).

* sacramento.politics (<news:sacramento.politics >).

* sacramento.csus (<news:sacramento.csus >).

* sacramento.motss (<news:sacramento.motss >).

* sacramento.internet (<news:sacramento.internet >).

The sac.* domain has several inherent advantages over the sacramento.*
domain, most notably that the sac.* domain is already propogated
worldwide. Unfortunately, there has been tremendous apathy about
cleaning up these overlapping domains, as the ba.* domain carries so
much of the traffic that should be on the sac.* domain.
Having watched this situation remain relatively stable for the
last few years, I am ambivalent about even bringing up the subject of
extending the sac.* domain and eliminating the sacramento.* domain.
When I do bring it up, I usually get one or two responses, and that's
that. If you are interested in receiving the sac.* newsgroups listed
above, please contact John Sandhoff at California State University,
Sacramento (<mailto:sandhoff@csus.edu >). Perhaps your voice will be
the one that makes a difference.

 

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