Newsgroup vs Rmgroup - What's the difference?

newsgroup | rmgroup |


As nouns the difference between newsgroup and rmgroup

is that newsgroup is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject while rmgroup is (internet) a usenet control message indicating that a newsgroup should be removed.

As a verb rmgroup is

(internet) to remove a newsgroup (or attempt to do so) by means of such a message.

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

    rmgroup

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Internet) A Usenet control message indicating that a newsgroup should be removed.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Internet) To remove a newsgroup (or attempt to do so) by means of such a message.
  • * 1999 , "Travis Bemann", Proposal: news.admin.net-abuse.moderated'' (on newsgroup ''news.admin.net-abuse.misc )
  • Just rmgrouping news.admin.net-abuse.usenet would get rid of both the kooks, trolls, and flamers as well as the discussions which are appropriate and pertain to Usenet abuse.