ncf.*newsgroups as the newsgroups all start with
ncf.at the beginning of the newsgroup name. (Example: ncf.general).
This FAQ is aimed at people who may wish to participate in these discussion groups in the variety of forms that discussion groups can be participated in.
One way to achieve this goal is to try to encourage a large amount of interaction between people who are using NCF resources, and those NCF members and other people in the National Capital Region who are using other means to be connected to the Internet. The easiest way to do this is to allow for the free flow of information between this large variety of users with the largest flow of information occuring in the newsgroups facilitated by the National Capital Freenet (ncf.* groups).
Not all people have the ability to make use of the FreePlan method of accessing newsgroups, or even have access to phone lines or a TELNET command, and thus some people have been excluded from participation in these Ottawa-community resource. Many people do not have the technical knowledge to make sence of all the additional instructions, making access to NCF information harder for them than access to other information in Ottawa.
If you believe that these groups should be being made available to all people in the National Capital Region, please let the Board of Directors know this by posting a message to ncf.board.9697unmoderated. If you do not have easy access to that group, post a message to ott.online.