Chapter 10. Information Technology
Section 10.4. Distributed Computing Services
Usenet News: A worldwide distributed threaded-discussion system, similar to an electronic bulletin board. Usenet newsgroups are intended for group discussions about a topic, rather than for personal correspondence. DCS currently provides thousands of different newsgroups including scholarly, intercultural, and recreational subject matter. Because of the variety, there may be offensive materials included in these groups.
There are over seventy local newsgroups, available only to Michigan Tech users. Some are dedicated to a certain class section, some to specific majors, or topics of interest. Anyone who has an @mtu.edu userid may request a new local Michigan Tech newsgroup be created.
The policies below fall under the guidelines of, and are derived from, existing University and MichNet Acceptable Use policies. For more information, contact IT-Distributed Computing Services at 7-1721 or 7-1726 or visit our MTU Usenet News Service Information Web page <http://www.it.mtu.edu/dcs/Services/Services-79.htm>.
Michigan Tech's Usenet News Service system is for the use of University-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.
Abusing the news service is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, posting spams and pyramid schemes. Attempting to connect to campus news and related servers using methods not outlined in campus news standards is also prohibited.
IT-DCS does not censor the newsgroups that are included in the Michigan Tech newsfeed.
To establish a local newsgroup, send an e-mail to <email@example.com> with the name of the requested newsgroup.
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