We have had many discussion over the years regarding newsgroups, both how they were used historically and how they are now. Most of these discussions were via forum type atmospheres and only now have we ever tried bringing it to “the blog”.
Our editors and other cohorts have been involved in many tips and tricks and simple Q&A but recently were asked if we would write a tutorial. After evaluating it, we decided that due to the current popular use for usenet/newsgroups (and the related type of tutorial we have been asked for), it probably wasn’t best to go into such detail. How you decide to use the world of usenet is completely up to you, and legally we can’t encourage certain actions.
Since the current popular use for newsgroups is for downloading shared files such as applications, movies, music, TV, music videos, video games, anime, mods, leaks, etc etc etc etc…we figured it would be best to spend some time to seek out the “best” possible tutorial and share it vs write it ourselves. Again, what you do with it is completely your own choice and action.
If you would like to read this tutorial, you can find it here.
It is actually very well written and details each step clearly enough that anyone can follow along. Picture examples, links and everything else you would need to hold your hand along the way.
Usenet used to be a source for smaller shared files and topics. You would typically find images and project files that people used to share with one another. It was like the pre-forum generation for professional, commentary, news and hobby interaction. Now the internet and everything with it has grown so big and powerful, there isn’t anything you “can’t” find in the world of usenet, making it a controversial place at times (and extremely useful at others).
Today, you still find the files of the past floating all over the place as the legitimate usenet users are still doing what they do best. It just sometimes takes a little more work to find them.
Regardless of who you are, there is a little bit of something for everyone out there. Yet again, the part of that pool in which you fall into, is completely up to you. Unfortunately, the instructions we were asked for, we were unable to provide due to the questionable nature of such. Plus, it’s best to hear such instructions from someone more experienced with it anyway. For us…there will always be Amazon for the things we need!