6. Periodic Postings
To help hold Netnews together, various articles (including this one) are periodically posted in newsgroups in the "news" hierarchy. These articles are provided as a public service by various volunteers. They are few but valuable. Learn them well.
Among the periodic postings are lists of active newsgroups, both "standard" (for lack of a better term) and "alternative." These lists, maintained by David Lawrence, reflect his personal view of Netnews, and as such are not "official" in any sense of the word. However, if you're looking for a description of subjects discussed on Netnews, or if you're starting up a new Netnews site, David's lists are an eminently reasonable place to start.