List of newsgroups
This is a partial list of newsgroups that are significant for their popularity or their position in Usenet history.
The Big-8 hierarchies
Matters related to the functioning of Usenet itself.
- news.admin.net-abuse.email — discussion of abuse of email by spammers and other parties.
- rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated—discussion of Babylon 5 and other projects of J. Michael Straczynski.
Discussion of various topics, especially controversial ones. Includes political topics as well.
The alt hierarchy
This is the most extensive newsgroup hierarchy outside of the Big 8. Examples include:
- alt.atheism — discusses atheism
- alt.binaries.slack — artwork created by and for the Church of the SubGenius.
- alt.config — creation of new newsgroups in the alt.* hierarchy.
- alt.sex — the first alt.* newsgroup for discussion of sexual topics.
- alt.sex.stories — text-based erotic stories of all types.
- alt.suicide.holiday — pro-choice discussion of suicide.
- alt.tv.simpsons — discusses the TV show The Simpsons.