| No need to run
the gauntlet in
In the free.* hierarchy, anyone can set up a new group without having to bother with things like charters , RFDs or The Committee.
All you have to do is send an email to email@example.com stating that you would like a new free.uk group created and suggest a name for it. Someone on the free.uk promotions mailing list should then reply and create the group for you.
Then you just have to publicise it and get interested people to post messages and request Internet Service Providers to add the group to the selection which they provide.
Unlike uk.* , we won't make you spend months trying to satisfy three different opinions from interfering busybodies
The Reform Group, an activist group for promoting freedom on the usenet was created in 1999, and now has a flourishing sub-hierarchy of newsgroups beginning with free.uk. For further information including policies of the Reform Group visit the free.uk website and the FAQ Individuals can be distracted and worn down by the antics of the UK committee members and sycophantic "yes" men and women. The only way to stop them from consolidating their empire is for the opposition to work together too. If you can see the need to get organised then I urge you to join the Reform Group and help build it into an unstoppable force for change.
Propagation is something that has to be worked on in a non-controlled hierarchy and not all newsservers will carry all of the free.uk newsgroups straight away. Usually they will add them on request though, so have a look at the most comprehensive list we have, as linked to below, and then at least you will know which ones you want to ask for.
If you would like to help promote your free.uk group and also work towards improving the hierarchy as a whole then please join the free-dot-uk-promoters mailing list using the form below.
Links to free.uk group websites
Some free.uk group have already developed their own websites:
free.uk.btinternet.chatter.refugees also http://www.refugees.plus.com/
Here is a comprehensive list of nearly all of the free.uk groups that have ever been created :
The list of free.uk.* groups
And These are the new ones, created in the last month or so
And here are some sublists of groups carried by various ISPs
|ISPs||news supplier||Free.uk groups available|
|TESCOnet, BTinternet||BTInternet||Around 120 free.uk groups, including these|
|Lineone||Supernews||Around 245 free.uk groups, including these|
|Altopia||news.alt.net||Around 324 free.uk.* newsgroups including these|
|CWCom lite, Virginnet||Cable and Wireless||Around 360 free.uk groups, including these|
|FreeUK||Claranet||At least 365 free.uk groups, including these|
|Bigwig, connectfree, freeisp etc etc||telinco||At least 65 free.uk groups, including these|
|Netcom||pubnews.netcom.net.uk||At least 278 ree.uk groups, including these|
|Freedombird, Mersinet, Welshnet||Giganews||At least 179 free.uk groups, including these|
|getfreeinternet||CIX||All the groups, 374 last count check these|
|Eidosnet, UKonline||Easynet||Around 362 free.uk groups, including these|
|zetnet||Zetnet||Only 25 free.uk groups, including these|
|Ezesurf , Freeserve, GreatXscape||Planet Online||Around 285 free.uk groups, including these|
|UKGateway||Pipex uunet||Only 3 free.uk groups, they don't refuse but it takes a lot to get one added.|
|Demon Internet||Demon||Only 2 free.uk groups are available at Demon. At present they still appear to be refusing to add groups which customers request.|
|freenews.netfront.net||A free newsserver which allows posting||Here is the list of the 386 free.uk.groups which can be accessed by this method|
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WEB access: You can also read the free.uk groups via a web based interface such as Google groups or Newsone or www.etin.com.
provide a search facility for checking newsservers by group. Click
here to search www.newzbot.com for free.uk groups
More Free ISPs in the UK and details of freecall 0800 schemes can be found at Net4nowt and 12free
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