Promoting chess discussion.
The messages you are reading are distributed by Usenet. Quoted from faqs.org:
Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a
set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified hierarchically by
subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by
people on computers with the appropriate software -- these articles are
then broadcast to other interconnected computer systems via a wide
variety of networks.
You can learn more about usenet at these sites:
Google Groups Help
Since Chess Forum is a free Usenet news feed, we may or may not allow visitors to post messages.
At this time, posting and replying to messages from this site has been discontinued. This is
because people were using the free service to make abusive posts.
However, you can still participate through your
internet service provider if they provide Usenet access. You may have to contact them to find
out how to use their Usenet service. For example, if your ISP is mindspring.com then your news
server would be news.mindspring.com, but you should contact your ISP to find out the address for your news server.
to read more detailed instructions on how to setup Outlook and other software to read the news groups. The
instructions are for earthlink customers but you can follow the same instructions to setup your software to work
with your ISP's news server.
You can also check out
http://groups.google.com to participate in news groups.
You will want to look for these news groups: