Lynx as a WWW Browser of UseNet
Where are the 'Earlier articles'
Greater than what? >
Regarding what? Re:
Talking back to the Poster: Reply to:
Talking back to the NewsGroup: Reply to newsgroup(s)
Why the list of other Newsgroups: within in one NewsGroup?
O.K. I'm ready! How do I 'Post to' a NewsGroup?









Lynx as a UseNet Browser

Lynx is the name of the program that SEORF uses to browse the Internet. It is by far the easiest to use while allowing maximum freedom to explore. SEORFers can also uses Lynx to explore UseNet.

While there are other 'NewsReaders', such as 'trn' which is used when you access ChitChat. At least for the time being, SEORF access UseNet via the Lynx World Wide Web format.









Earlier articles

If it is a particularly popular NewsGroup, there will be many screenpages to browse through. Lynx will give you the last two screen pages of the most recent postings of whatever NewsGoup you choose. Just enter into the 'Earlier articles' link to see the previous postings.














Greater than what? >

UseNet is a very multi-leveled conversation. Not only do people refer to items that others have said in the past but also what others have said on other NewsGroups you may not even be aware of (Cross-Posting). When someone refers to and quotes what someone else had said before it appears with

> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.

or, if the current posting refers to something someone said about what someone else had said it might look like this to the left of the text message:

>> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
>> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
>> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
>> Blah blah blah blah and more meaningless opinions and egotistical talk.
>
> All you ever say is Blah blah blah blah!!  Don't you something more 
important  > to say?  Why do you waste our time with your Meaningless
opinions?

Both of you have nothing of importance to say, so please just turn off the 
computer and get a life!  

Notice there are three voices here. Two being refered to and one in comment about both. UseNet can get even more complicated than this at times. And sometimes there are no >'s byt :'s and other non-letter symbols used. Each layer means another level of the conversation ago before the later one









Re:

When a person posts a response to what someone else had said on a UseNet newsgroup, the subject heading kept the same only with a Re: in front of it. Re: means, in Regards to or Responding to. Most of UseNet (unless it is a Moderated newsgroup) is a long series of Responses, as you will find out.

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