1 May 2017

Help in your language

This article is based on material authored by members of the news.newusers.questions Moderation Board and nnq-workers mailing list.

Help in your language

The helpers in news.newusers.questions know a lot of answers but don’t always speak the same languages as the people who need help. In many cases, the best help for technical problems will come from a newsgroup which speaks your own language.

These newsgroups are good starting points for new users who are not very familiar with English:

ch.comp
Computer related topics (for Swiss readers)
chile.comp.internet
Discusion general sobre Internet en Chile
chinese.newsgroups.newusers
Postings by new users (Chinese)
de.newusers.questions
Hilfe zum Usenet (moderated)
es.news.preguntas
Preguntas generales sobre las news (Spanish)
fr.bienvenue.questions
Les premiËres questions sur Usenet (French)
han.news.users
Usenet users, new user question/discussion (Korean)
it.news.aiuto
Domande e risposte sul servizio news (Italian)
nl.internet.welkom
Startpunt voor beginners op internet (Dutch/Netherlands; moderated)
no.it.tjenester.news.diverse
Newsprogramvare og news generelt (Norwegian)
pt.internet.usenet
Discussao sobre as Usenet news em Portugal (Portugese)
swnet.internet.news
Tekniska och administrativa frÂgor kring news (Swedish)
tw.bbs.help
Help for newcomers (Taiwanese)

In addition to the above, the users in one of the related soc.culture.* newsgroups might be able to point you to other newusers groups which are available in your language.