Reading Newsgroups via Google
Occasionally CCN may be without Usenet newsgroup
service due to a problem or regular servicing at Dalhousie's News
Server. In that event, users can read newsgroup articles
archived at Google using the following steps:
Go to: http://www.google.ca
1. Select link # 2 [Groups] (press ENTER/Return)
2. Select link # 7 [Advanced Group Search] (press ENTER/Return)
3. Select link # 8 - opt for 100 messages (the default is set to 10)
4. Select link # 14 and enter the name of the newsgroup you want
5. Move your cursor up to link # 10 [Google Search] (press ENTER/Return)
The returned page will feature the latest 100 headings from the desired
newsgroup. Each heading will have all of the posts and followups
contained within their respective links to make it easier to follow a
Before proceeding further, bookmark this page for future reference by
pressing 'a' (for add) and 'd' (for displayed page) and press
ENTER/Return. That way, you can use the bookmarked link to always
retrieve the latest page of articles without having to go through the
above setup each time.
Bookmark each group as you call them up for the first time using the
step by step instructions above. If you find you are not
getting the latest articles (the top articles should be dated with the
current date) then reload the page using ^R (Control+R) for refresh.
To read postings, select a heading (press ENTER/Return) and select
link # 3 No-frames page to get a clean text page of all the articles
contained within that heading. When you are finished with that
heading, use the left arrow key to back up 2 pages to return to the
newsgroup listings again.
Once you are finished with that particular newsgroup, use the left
arrow key to return to the Advanced Group Search page and select link # 14.
Use the backspace key to remove the newsgroup's name from the entry box
and replace it with the next newsgroup for which you wish to retrieve
Please note that although Google has a great number of
newsgroups archived at this service, every newsgroup may not be available.
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