The sbay.* Newsgroups
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Related Topics Also Available at www.sbay.org
The list of newsgroup topics follows after the introduction.
We realize there may be other areas which refer to themselves as "South Bay". This newsgroup hierarchy applies to Silicon Valley in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. For example, readers in the southern Santa Monica Bay area should be aware that their regional hierarchy is la.* (for Los Angeles).
It isn't a coincidence that the sbay.org community network has a nearly identical name to the newsgroups. Some of the same people started both the sbay.* newsgroups and sbay.org. And today the same people are involved in coordinating both of them. But sbay.org and the sbay.* newsgroups aren't the same thing - any news site in the South Bay Area or any news site which carries multiple regional news hierarchies is welcome to carry the sbay.* newsgroups. (Actually, the sbay.* newsgroups have a wide distribution now that all major online providers and ISPs carry them, usually because they have customers in or from the South Bay.)
sbay.forsale Items for sale in the South Bay (local articles only). sbay.hams South Bay amateur radio related news and events. sbay.test Testing area for South Bay sites.The following newsgroups were added in February 1994:
sbay.general Miscellaneous topics specific to the South Bay. sbay.linux Linux topics specific to the South Bay. sbay.sports South Bay sports.The following newsgroups were added in May 1995:
sbay.news.config South Bay connectivity and maps. sbay.news.group South Bay newsgroup meta-discussion. sbay.news.stats South Bay automated statistics and site info.The following newsgroups were added in December 2000:
sbay.education K-12, college and other training in the South Bay. sbay.health Medical/dental/etc health care and services in the South Bay. sbay.housing Rentals, sales, roommates and other residential issues in the South Bay. sbay.networking Networking technical projects and development in the South Bay. sbay.politics Local politics in the South Bay. sbay.transportation Transit, road, bicycle, pedestrian and air transportation in the South Bay.The following newsgroups are obsolete:
sbay.groups superseded by sbay.news.group in May 1995 reorg sbay.talk superseded by sbay.general in Feb 1994 reorg sbay.waffle removed, superseded by sbay.general in Dec 2000 reorgPlease encourage sites carrying obsolete newsgroups to alias them to the current newsgroup names. Sometimes all they need is an e-mail reminder.