Newsgroup Reorganisation

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Redbrick Newsgroup Renovation Project Working Document v1.8

Original Authors: p@redbrick, singer@redbrick

INTERSOCS NEWSGROUPS WILL BE RETIRED UNTIL THE SERVICE IS WORKING WELL AGAIN <CAPS-LOCK off>

Aims

  • To trim un-used groups
  • To rename & add other groups
  • Delete bogus groups
  • Generally make the newsgroups better/cleaner
  • Improve the hierarchy so related groups are beside each other by default

This posting is a working list of some ideas we have knocking around for the improvement of the newsgroups. We'll argue about it and revise the document as suggestions are addedand good ideas become obvious. Do not treat this document as final or even totally serious - treat them as ideas to play with. The summer will be the best time to make most of these changes, though the lists can be fixed soon enough. The expiry time is another thing we want fixed soon too. 1 month is the current proposal. Also suggested is that we moved redbrick.* to rb.* - This would reduce the screen clutter and leave more room for comments.

Stuff we cannot get rid of (3)

  • control
  • control.cancel
  • junk

.classifieds/.ads (4)

  • redbrick.classifieds.accommodation (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.classifieds.jobs (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.classifieds.lostandfound (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.classifieds.swapshop (RENAMED)

.computing (10)

  • redbrick.computing.apple
  • redbrick.computing.games
  • redbrick.computing.general (replaces redbrick.computing.software) (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.computing.hardware
  • redbrick.computing.windows
  • redbrick.computing.networking
  • redbrick.computing.programming.help
  • redbrick.computing.programming.general (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.computing.programming.design
  • redbrick.computing.security
  • redbrick.computing.unix
  • redbrick.computing.webdev (NEW)

.dcu (4)

  • redbrick.dcu.academic (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.dcu.clubsandsocs (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.dcu.su (RENAMED)

.topical? (6)

  • redbrick.bestofweb (NEW)
  • redbrick.conspiracy
  • redbrick.debate
  • redbrick.history
  • redbrick.news
  • redbrick.politics

.fun/.ents(name clashes)/.entertainment / maybe left alone. (2)

  • redbrick.movies
  • redbrick.music

.tv (3)

  • redbrick.tv.buffyverse (replaces redbrick.tv.buffy) (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.tv.general (replaces redbrick.tv) (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.tv.simpsons

.misc / left alone? (29)

  • redbrick.arts
  • redbrick.babble
  • redbrick.books
  • redbrick.business
  • redbrick.food
  • redbrick.gadgets
  • redbrick.goingout
  • redbrick.health
  • redbrick.hello (Newbies and freshers introductory forum) (NEW)
  • redbrick.help
  • redbrick.language
  • redbrick.motoring
  • redbrick.occult
  • redbrick.puzzles
  • redbrick.rpg (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.science
  • redbrick.scifi
  • redbrick.sex
  • redbrick.shopping
  • redbrick.test
  • redbrick.things.we.hate
  • redbrick.things.we.learn
  • redbrick.things.we.love
  • redbrick.travel
  • redbrick.multimedia (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.omg (NEW)
  • redbrick.wtf (NEW)
  • redbrick.rofflecopter (NEW)
  • redbrick.stfu (NEW)

.humour (3)

  • redbrick.humour.general (replaces redbrick.humour) (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.humour.puns (replaces redbrick.puns) (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.humour.tasteless (.notworksafe?)

.sports (2)

  • redbrick.sports.general (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.sports.soccer

.society/.redbrick :) /.dcuns (5)

  • redbrick.society.announce (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.society.suggestions (RENAMED) (replaces .committee too).
  • redbrick.society.events (RENAMED)
  • redbrick.society.gm (RENAMED)

rss (11)

  • rss.rbwikki (RENAMED)
  • rss.rte (RENAMED)
  • rss.rte.news (RENAMED)
  • rss.rte.business (RENAMED)
  • rss.rte.sport (RENAMED)
  • rss.rte.entertainment (RENAMED)
  • rss.newscientist (RENAMED)
  • rss.onion (RENAMED)
  • rss.register (RENAMED)
  • rss.bbc.world (RENAMED)
  • rss.guardian.world (RENAMED)


lists. (3)

  • lists.apache
  • lists.debian-security
  • lists.ilug

.intersocs (GONE)

.doomed (These are going to be deleted)

  • lists.first-monday (Anybody want to remain on it?)
  • lists.test
  • All empty lists.*
  • redbrick.computing.design (unused)
  • redbrick.computing.history (no posts about boring nerd topics)
  • redbrick.computing.mobile (.gadgets is better)
  • redbrick.computing.programming.discuss
  • redbrick.computing.programming.help
  • redbrick.computing.www
  • redbrick.computing.unix.newbie (we're all newbie at heart)
  • redbrick.committee
  • redbrick.egm (what EGM?)
  • redbrick.historic.first.group
  • redbrick.historic.second.group
  • redbrick.muppet
  • redbrick.music.making (who reads this but not .music?)
  • redbrick.rpg.online
  • redbrick.war (The people of Iraq are now free...)
  • intersocs.*
  • redbrick.gmail-invites

.brandnew (15)

  • lists.ie-dance
  • lists.ie-indie
  • lists.ie-rant
  • lists.networking.nanog
  • lists.networking.cisco-nsp
  • lists.open
  • lists.sage-ie
  • lists.security.full-disclosure (NEW)
  • lists.security.nt-bugtraq (NEW)
  • lists.security.vulnwatch (NEW)
  • lists.sunmanagers (NEW)
  • redbrick.bestofweb
  • redbrick.computing.webdev
  • redbrick.dcu.csd
  • redbrick.hello
  • redbrick.sports.gaa
  • redbrick.sports.soccer
  • someirishtranslationofredbrick.nuacht
  • someirishtranslationofredbrick.sport

.renamed (These are going to be renamed) (22)

  • lists.security.bugtraq
  • redbrick.academic
  • redbrick.accommodation
  • redbrick.announce
  • redbrick.clubsandsocs
  • redbrick.committee
  • redbrick.computing.software
  • redbrick.design
  • redbrick.events
  • redbrick.gaelinn
  • redbrick.gm
  • redbrick.humour
  • redbrick.jobs
  • redbrick.lostandfound
  • redbrick.puns
  • redbrick.multimedia
  • redbrick.rpg.board
  • redbrick.sports
  • redbrick.su
  • redbrick.suggestions
  • redbrick.swapshop
  • redbrick.tv
  • redbrick.tv.buffy

Changelog

v1.7

Feedback from newsgroups. .alt unproposed .doh unproposed .computing.windows restored

v1.6

WIKIFICATION!

v1.5

The first update of 2005, a year after this document was first written

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Threat to intersocs. people added. rss.* proposed

v1.4

Added multimedia, sun-managers.

v1.3

Added rpg stuff.

v1.2

Added rb. suggestion (it was in 1.0 also). Boards alphabetically sorted. Count and numbers, changelog. .doomed updated. .renamed created. .new created. lists.sage-ie added.

v1.1

Singer added his contributions and blurb.

v1.0

Written by P.