List Of All Newsgroups
There's a forum for every imaginable
You name it, there's a newsgroup created
for that topic -- newsgroups are that diverse. There's
currently over 120,000 newsgroups available.
Be aware that many newsgroups are
"junk", so don't get discouraged if you
read a group and it contains little or no postings
(or just SPAM). You can usually tell an active group
by the number of posts in it.
Before you request having a new newsgroup
added (yes, it is possible) check to make sure there's
not one already in existence. An even better idea
would be to use an empty group as your new newsgroup,
thus saving bandwidth and having the reliability
of using a group that's been available for awhile
(and hopefully available on all newsservers throughout
You can request to have a brand new
newsgroup added, but I would seriously consider
using an existing "empty" newsgroup; here's
- no guarantee your newsgroup service
provider will add the group
- even if group is added, other newsgroup providers
can accept or refuse to add the group to their
servers. If others refuse to add the new group,
you'll have a limited audience who can access it.
But if you insist on having a newsgroup
added, contact your ISP or NSP via email and ask
A few hints on finding your newsgroup
Most (if not all) newsreaders allow
searching for newsgroups by keyword. Entering terms
like "boat", "pictures", "sports"
will yield excellent results that should help you
narrow down the groups you're interested in. If
you type in "binaries", "alt",
"erotic" be prepared to get an extremely
large list of results. Enter a keyword a little
more specific if you receive too many results.