The NewsDemon Blog Usenet Trivia Contest July 7th, 2008

By Newsgroup Usenet July 7th, 2008

Here is today’s usenet trivia question:  What is the “BIG 8” and what are they?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner.  The winner will receive a free month of Usenet Access!  Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered.  We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question.  If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner.  We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.  If you are not the winner, check back tomorrow, we may post another Usenet Trivia question tomorrow!

  1. P. Hull from Manchester, England was the first to respond with the correct answer.
    He wins a free month of Newsdemon service! Congratulations.
    The correct answer was:

    comp.* Computer-related discussions, comp.sys.amiga
    humanities.* Humanities topics
    misc.* Miscellaneous topics,,
    news.* Newsgroup-related matters. This hierarchy was not originally intended for reporting news events. It was meant to deal with matters of Usenet in particular news.groups, news.admin
    rec.* Recreation and entertainment, rec.arts.movies
    sci.* Science-related discussions sci.physics, sci.research
    soc.* Social discussions, soc.culture.African
    talk.* Talk about various controversial topics and discussions with no obvious categorization talk.religion, talk.politics, talk.bizarre

  2. Comment by — Blackstar — July 10, 2008