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- What is rec.games.roguelike.nethack?
rec.games.roguelike.nethack is a USENET newsgroup devoted to
discussions about NetHack. Spoilers, advice, and tales of triumph are
good topics for discussion.
- What is USENET?
USENET is the world-wide system of newsgroups for the discussion of just
about any topic imaginable. Like NetHack, it's older than "the web".
One of many places to look for more details is
Usenet Software: History and Sources - but you don't need to dig
into it to use it.
- Are there any other groups relevent to NetHack?
- How do I get access to USENET through my ISP?
Obviously it depends on your ISP and your newsreader (which may be a standalone
program, a site you visit with your web browser, or you may use the newsreader
built into your web browser). Check your ISP's web site or documentation and
look for "USENET", "newsgroups", "news", or
- How else can I get access to USENET?
Many private and public servers or access points are available either for free
or for a fee. Check your school or business, ask your friends, or do a search.
Or try one of the services listed here (disclaimer: I don't use these, NetHack
is not associated with them, and their presence on this list is not an
endorsement of their services):
- What software do I need?
There are many, many newsreaders available. Most web browsers, including
Netscape, Mozilla, and Internet Explorer (using Outlook Express) have
newsreaders built in. In addition, some standalone newsreaders include:
- Does the DevTeam read rec.games.roguelike.nethack?
Sometimes, but don't depend on it. If you want to report a bug or make sure
we're aware of something, use our
- Why should I read rec.games.roguelike.nethack?
There's no better place to discuss NetHack with players from around the world.
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