DHS = Doom Help Service rgcd = rec.games.computer.doom (usually followed by .announce, .help, etc) agd = alt.games.doom agdn = alt.games.doom.newplayers
The new USENET newsgroup in which to post help questions about Doom, Doom II and Heretic is rgcd.help.
There are now, in total, five new USENET newsgroups dedicated to Doom, Doom II and Heretic. These are organised to make it easier for one to talk about the particular aspect of a game that one is interested in (be it editing, playing, making announcements, asking/answering questions or just general discussion) without having to wade through dozens of unrelated posts. The complete newsgroup list is:
rgcd.announce (moderated) (announcements) rgcd.editing (unmoderated) (PWAD and EXE hacking discussion forum) rgcd.help (unmoderated) (questions/answers) rgcd.misc (unmoderated) (miscellaneous discussions) rgcd.playing (unmoderated) (game play related issues)Although these new rec groups already have a better site propagation than agd ever did, some sites still do not carry them. If yours is such a site, then please ask your News Administrator to carry these new rec groups. They are better organised and are easier to use than agd. The Doom FAQ, RGCD FAQ, Cheat Codes FAQ, WWW and FTP Sites List and many other useful sources of information are regularly posted to rgcd.announce. I also send these help files out by email to anyone I see asking for them.
Also, the DHS has moved from DoomGate at Buffalo to gamers.org; the new DoomGate address is:
So the new DHS address is: