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newgroup and rmgroup

Two messages dealing with creation or removal of newsgroups are the newgroup and rmgroup message. Newsgroups below the ``usual'' hierarchies may be created only after a discussion and voting has been held among Usenet readers. The rules applying to the alt hierarchy allow for something close to anarchy. For more information, see the regular postings in news.announce.newusers and news.announce.newgroups. Never send a newgroup or rmgroup message yourself unless you definitely know that you are allowed to.

Andrew Anderson
Thu Mar 7 23:22:06 EST 1996