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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Some Usenet Basics

To get your Usenet education off on the right foot, this section looks at a few crucial concepts that will serve as the base from which you can explore the rest of Usenet:

article An individual message in a newsgroup discussion.

follow up To respond to an article. (Also: follow-up; the response itself.)

hierarchy Usenet divides its discussion groups into several classifications, or hierarchies. There are seven so-called mainstream hierarchies:

compComputer hardware and software
miscMiscellaneous stuff that doesn't really fit anywhere else
newsUsenet-related topics
recEntertainment, hobbies, sports, and more
sciScience and technology
socSex, culture, religion, and politics
talkDebates about controversial political and cultural topics ...

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