News and Discussion

Updated: 2005-08-02 12:00

First Time USENET User?  Permission Denied?

If you are new to USENET-style news groups, or if you are having problems reading or posting to these USENET news groups, select here.  Permission denied?  Need to configure your USENET news reader?  Use the same link.

Where do I post test articles?

To experiment with posting and cancelling news articles, use the Testing/Practice news group in the table below.  Don't post test messages to regular news groups!  Use the test news group.  You must use the NNTP interface to be able to cancel your articles.  You cannot cancel articles posted via the WWW interface.


Course announcements are posted in the Course Announcements news group.  Be sure to read it every few days.

Class Online Discussion

Class-related online discussion happens in the Course Discussion news group.  This is also where I post answers to common questions.

WWW Gate or NNTP?

I recommend you learn to use the NNTP News interface, with Options set to "See only new/unread messages".  Only the NNTP interface lets you cancel your news articles, and you can only cancel articles that you posted using the NNTP interface.  Learn how to post and cancel your articles by practicing in the Testing/Practice news group.

You must read the Course Announcements to keep up-to-date on course news.

If you have questions or comments about the course, post them to the Course Discussion news group. 

To chat with other Algonquin students about non-course issues, post to the Algonquin Student Discussion news group.

General and off-topic questions about Linux can go in the Linux Users group.  (See also the mailing lists of the local Ottawa Canada Linux User Group OCLUG.)

DAT2330 Course Announcements Only
WWW Gate
DAT2330 Course Discussion Group
Questions, Answers, Comments, and Class Discussion

WWW Gate
Algonquin Linux Users
(See also the Ottawa Canada Linux User Group OCLUG)
WWW Gate
Algonquin General Student Discussion
WWW Gate
Ottawa Area Job Listings
WWW Gate
Ottawa Computers for Buy/Sell/Trade
WWW Gate
The Usenet Joke Newsgroup
WWW Gate
Testing/Practice News Group (try it here first)
WWW Gate

There are about two hundred more news groups available that are not listed above.  Choose "Subscribe" in your news reader to see the full list; or, browse the list (read-only) via the WWW Gate interface.

The Computer Studies Course News Server gets its news feed courtesy of the National Capital FreeNet, a non-profit community network supported by member donations.  NCF volunteer Ian! Allen supports the service for Algonquin.  FreeNet members have access to a central Usenet news server with tens of thousands of global and local news groups.  The CS Course News Server receives only a very tiny fraction of the full NCF news feed.  Become an NCF member to gain access to the rest!

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