USENETI'm a big fan of USENET (newsgroups).
Instead of complaining about the content of certain newsgroups I prefer to initiate new newsgroups to add to the nl.* hierarchy. So far I've found the time and energy to cause:
- nl.kunst.film my favorite with the Dutch filmmakers clan I sort of know. The charter about it
- nl.comp.sys.mac very practical, this is where I learned what I know about Macs, this is the charter
- nl.fiets, when I was green and got a new bike I used to post here, now I don't visit it anymore
- nl.doe-het-zelf, I thought I needed advice on rebuilding my house, but created the newsgroup instead of actually doing it :-)
- nl.media.dvd to get rid of the DVD postings in nl.kunst.film
- nl.taal.citaten as a sort of failed imitation of alt.humor.best-of-usenet but it ended up as a regular group with quotes
- nl.taal.engels for those Dutch who need help with the English language, like me sometimes. This is the charter
Mailinglistsbut I also manage or used to manage these mailinglists:
- RRR, things I want to broadcast (Dutch only so far)
- heimat123.net/mailinglist.html about the Heimat trilogy by Edgar Reitz
for all the mailinglists I currently maintain, see the Mailman interface for it.
And these ones have ceased to be:
- email@example.com with daily updates about the revolutionary sensational and utterly boring tv-show
- firstname.lastname@example.org for communication students
- email@example.com computer blabla on university
- firstname.lastname@example.org help for foreign students in Amsterdam
- email@example.com for the student paper Discorsi
- firstname.lastname@example.org and
- email@example.com for the People's Communication Charter.
Use the Reference.com service to browse the contributions to these mailinglists.