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Introduction

The newsgroup news.newusers.questions is for questions and answers about Usenet and the Internet. Newcomers to newsgroups and the Internet in general can ask questions and will, we hope, receive useful replies.

The group was created in 1991, and it has been moderated since 1997. Moderation means that a human or a moderation program reviews every article before placing it in the group. For you, if you post a question or answer to news.newusers.questions, this means that there will be a delay before you will see your post. Your news server will email the article to our moderation site, where we will post it to the newsgroup. Then, your article must propagate back to your news server by way of Usenet news feeds. The entire process may take from minutes to hours.

This site contains answers to frequently asked questions as well as links to helpful sites and newsgroups. It is also the home of the official news.newusers.questions policy and administrative documents.

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