This article is from the Natl Writers Union FAQ, by Vicki Richman firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Almost all FAQs are regularly posted to Usenet newsgroups,
and many seek to be voices for their groups. This FAQ is
connected to the newsgroup alt.union.natl-writers. Some faculty
and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have
taken it upon themselves to archive Usenet FAQs as:
with the asterisk representing the archive name at the top
of the FAQ. In fact, by popular consensus, acceptance for
such archiving has come to be a minimum standard of FAQ
Any other site may seek to accomplish the same end. Several
sites mirror some or all of the MIT site.
To be archived at MIT, the FAQ must satisfy many technical
niceties. Most of the check is by digital code, with minimal
The maintainer of a FAQ that passes the digital and human
screening typically posts it to news.answers and to the
various *.answers groups that are in the same hierarchies as
the newsgroups in which the FAQ appears.