Newsgroup vs Offlist - What's the difference?

newsgroup | offlist |


As a noun newsgroup

is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.

As an adjective offlist is

(internet) not on a mailing list or newsgroup.

newsgroup

Noun

(en noun)
  • A repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.
  • * 2003 , Sven Junghagen, Henrik C. J. Linderoth, Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy
  • Some of the users are 'old timers'; they have been around in the newsgroup for several years

    Synonyms

    * froup, newsfroup

    See also

    *Usenet

    offlist

    English

    Alternative forms

    * off-list

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (Internet) Not on a mailing list or newsgroup.
  • * 2001 , "Bruce Lewin", Dedicated/Co-Location Windows Server (Please reply offlist!)'' (on Internet newsgroup ''alt.internet.providers.uk )
  • I am interested in the following dedicated/co-location services. Please send me an offlist quote for a leased or purchased server with the following points detailed.
  • * 2007 , Jonathan Paul Marshall, Living on Cybermind: categories, communication, and control
  • Perhaps some of that can be attributed to all the offlist chatter (of which I am not a part at all).