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 +===== Appendix C: Tributes =====
 +
 +Any person who moderates a newsgroup for over 10 years should have it documented somewhere so others can appreciate the effort and dedication.
 +
 +Our first tribute goes to Gene Spafford <​spaf@cs.purdue.edu>​.
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 +For 12 years between April 1981 until April 1993 Gene (spaf) maintained and posted *THE* "​Usenet periodic postings"​ to the net. The postings included the
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 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​primer/​part1/"​|A Primer on How to Work With the Usenet Community]],​
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​news-announce/​introduction/​part1/​preamble.html"​|Introduction to news.announce]],​
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​faq/​part1/"​|Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Usenet]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​posting-rules/​part1/"​|Rules for posting to Usenet]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​writing-style/​part1/"​|Hints on writing style for Usenet]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​software/​part1/"​|Usenet Software: History and Sources]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​usenet/​what-is/​part1/"​|What is Usenet?]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​mailpaths/​part1/"​|How to Construct the Mailpaths File]],
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​active-newsgroups/"​|List of Active Newsgroups]],​
 +  * [[http://​www.faqs.org/​faqs/​moderator-list/​part1/"​|List of Moderators for Usenet]],
 +  * inet Checkgroups,​
 +  * non-inet Checkgroups,​
 +  * and others.
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 +He also managed the moderators mailing list during that time. The moderator community and the net as a whole owe Spaf a debt of gratitude for his dedication and BS&T. Thanks Spaf!
 +
 +----
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 +**"​Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring,​ entertaining,​ and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it."**
 +
 +**--spaf**
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 +----
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 +<​em>​NetNews Moderator'​s Handbook</​em>​
 +&​copy; ​ <a href=copyright.html>​Copyright <​strong>​The Landfield Group</​strong>,​ 1996-2001</​a>​
 +<​br>​All rights reserved
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