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Usenet Test Newsgroups
You can test your Usenet skills in the test
newsgroups, a great place for experimenting with
posting and replying. You can try posting a normal message, replying
existing message, and experiment
with threads. The most common test newsgroup is alt.test,
although you can find many others by searching your newsgroups for the word "test".
You can test reply to someone else's test message, or to one of your
own. You can experiment with creating long threads, and threads within
Some test newsgroups have an interesting special feature.
Several news servers that receive messages in test groups as it
is propagated across the Internet around the world will
send an email to each message sender when they receive your posting, so that
you can tell when it arrives at each server. This can be interesting
once or twice,
but after that you may want to conduct your testing without these emails. In
that case, you can tell news servers to not send you these confirmation
emails by including
the word "ignore" in the posting's subject line.