scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Scout 'newsgroups'...the better way
Fri Aug 25 2000 - 21:44:23 CDT
Rik Bergethon, talking about "other scout lists", said
Les, there are other scout lists on the "news groups" part of your
browser. I'm not sure how you do it in you browser, but you need to
search all news groups. This can take up to ten to fifteen minutes.
Then you start to scroll down the list. Groups to look for are:
alt.scouting, rec.scouting.usa, rec.scouting.misc, and
rec.scouting.issues. None of these news groups has the class that
Be patient, take the time to scan all news groups and try some new
stuff. Using news groups tends to lock up my Netscape Navigator, so I
switch to Internet Explorer to go to news groups.
A better way is to point your browser at http://www.deja.com
On their home page at the very top you will see a hand icon pointing
to "Looking for Usenet? SEARCH DISCUSSIONS".
This takes you to their usenet discussion area where you can browse
the major usenet subgroups, e.g. rec, alt, etc. Or you can use their
search engine to find specific words or phrases. Searching for
'scouting' quickly finds three specific newsgroups (NGs) and some
3800+ postings containing the word 'scouting'.
Is a much quicker method than the one Rik recommends, you can
creat your own "my-deja" where you can customize the content to NGs
you wish to regularly read, saved searches, your own deja.com
e-mail address, etc.
Just a dynamite site in my opinion. I would pay money to use it but
they give it away free. No, I have no financial interest in it.
And yes, the clientele can be a little rude and crude but it can be
lots of fun too. Kind of an 'old west' feeling at times. You quickly
develop a thick skin and an increased appreciation for moderated
forums like Scouts-L.
MC Troop #42
Des Moines, Iowa