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If you'ld like to volunteer to help run the Big-8, please send a message to [mailto:board@big-8.org board@big-8.org].
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== Volunteering ==
  
Let us know your background, skills, availability, and areas of interest so we can match tasks with the right people.
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If you'd like to volunteer to help run the Big-8, please [[Contacting the Board|contact the Board]].  Let us know your background, skills, availability, and areas of interest so we can match tasks with the right people.
  
== Subcommittees ==
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=== Subcommittees ===
  
 
Some of the areas in which we are asking for volunteer help are the following:
 
Some of the areas in which we are asking for volunteer help are the following:
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* [[UVP|Usenet Volunteer Polltakers (UVP)]]: develop polls to help answer various questions.
 
* [[UVP|Usenet Volunteer Polltakers (UVP)]]: develop polls to help answer various questions.
  
=== Volunteering For The Board ===
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=== Joining the Board ===
  
 
Before joining the Board, we encourage you to volunteer for one or more of the subcommittees (listed above).
 
Before joining the Board, we encourage you to volunteer for one or more of the subcommittees (listed above).
  
If you are interested in joining the Board, we would like to hear from you at [mailto:board@big-8.org board@big-8.org].
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If you are interested in joining the Board, please [[Contacting the Board|contact us]].
  
=== Wish List ===
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== Donations ==
Various suggestions have been made about what could be done to improve the big-8 system.  There are included here for lack of a better place to put them.  If you'd like to tackle some of these, it would be much appreciated:
 
* Ask Google to distinguish more clearly between Google Groups and Usenet groups.  In particular, ask Google to give clear and accurate directions about how to create a big-8 newsgroup.
 
* Contact sites where old FAQs need to be updated.  Some partial URLs:
 
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http:''www.savetz.com/yic/YIC05FI_26.html
 
  
http:''www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/crea...sgroups/part1/
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In March 2021, the Usenet Big-8 Management Board joined [https://opencollective.com/europe Open Collective Europe] in order to make all of its [[Finances|financial activities]] transparent. If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Board, you can do so via the [https://opencollective.com/usenetbig8 Usenet Big-8 Management Board Open Collective].
http:''usenetnews.us/
 
http:''members.fortunecity.com/nnqweb/ncreate.html
 
http:''www.visi.com/~barr/alt-creation-guide.html
 
http:''web.presby.edu/~nnqadmin/nnq/ncreate.html
 
http:''www.nylon.net/alt/newgroup.htm
 
http:''tgos.org/newbie/newgroup.html
 
http:''www.cs.uu.nl/wais/html/na-dir...ion-guide.html
 
http:''www.savetz.com/booklist/using...sgro ups.html
 
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Latest revision as of 14:41, 7 May 2021

Volunteering

If you'd like to volunteer to help run the Big-8, please contact the Board. Let us know your background, skills, availability, and areas of interest so we can match tasks with the right people.

Subcommittees

Some of the areas in which we are asking for volunteer help are the following:

Joining the Board

Before joining the Board, we encourage you to volunteer for one or more of the subcommittees (listed above).

If you are interested in joining the Board, please contact us.

Donations

In March 2021, the Usenet Big-8 Management Board joined Open Collective Europe in order to make all of its financial activities transparent. If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Board, you can do so via the Usenet Big-8 Management Board Open Collective.