The weekly mini-FAQ about the Delphi newsgroups' reorganization

Archive-name: clpd-Mini-FAQ.txt
Posting-Frequency: weekly
Last-modified: April 20, 1996

The reorganization of the comp.lang.pascal.delphi.* hierarchy has now
been completed.  To summarize the results:

NEW GROUPS: (created April 18, 1996)
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.advocacy  
  Contentious issues related to Delphi.

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce
  Delphi related announcements. (Moderated)

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.misc
  General component issues.

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.usage
  Using pre-written components.

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing
  Writing Delphi components.

comp.sources.delphi
  Delphi and ObjectPascal source code. (Moderated)

UNCHANGED GROUPS:
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.databases
  Database aspects of Borland Delphi.

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc
  General issues with Borland Delphi.

OBSOLETE GROUP:
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components
  Writing components in Borland Delphi.
(Replaced by comp.lang.pascal,delphi.components.writing.  It will be
rmgrouped on 18 June 1996.)

ALT GROUPS:
alt.lang.delphi
alt.comp.lang.borland-delphi
(Created with poorly formatted control messages, mass rmgrouped and
poorly propagated, but if they exist on your site you can try to use
them.)

GROUPS NOT TO USE:
alt.online-service.delphi
(Online service in the sense of Compuserve or AOL.  Among other
things, they provide Internet access to people in the US and UK.  They
had the name first.)

comp.lang.pascal.borland
  Borland's Pascal incl. Turbo Pascal
(They have made it quite clear that they do not want to hear about
Delphi.  Please respect their wishes.)

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This mini-FAQ is intended to provide people with some idea of where
best to post.  In my opinion, the hierarchy is in desperate need of a
"Welcome" FAQ to spell out what groups are for what and provide some
basic netiquette pointers.  I don't, however, think that it would be a
good idea for me to combine maintaining such a FAQ with moderating the
announce group.  Any volunteers?

[Posted in two blocks of newsgroups in order to stay within the 200
character limit on Newsgroups line.  Crossposting to
comp.sources.delphi is with the permission of the moderator.]
--
Approval for posting does not constitute an endor{*word*224}t.
Articles posted to comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce are archived:
<a href="http://serv2.fwi.com/~croyle/clpda/">Here</a>.