3. Newsgroups Carried

About 7000 newsgroups are carried at present, and new ones are being created all the time. The main hierarchies available from the Oxford news server are: comp,humanities,misc,news,rec,sci,soc,talk,uk. In addition we also carry a local hierarchy, ox, and a selection of other smaller hierarchies, as well as a selection of groups from alt. A full list of groups on the server can be retrieved using most news client software.

News items are retained for 14 days, except those in local groups which are retained indefinitely.

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