To delete one of your articles from the newsserver: the newsreader generates a special control message to tell the server to delete this article.
The posting of an article in several newsgroups; this is very often disliked, because it disturbs the topic-oriented association of the newsgroups.
GNKSA is a kind of seal-of-approval for newsreaders; you can get more information at http://www.gnksa.org.
Somebody who is new somewhere, in relationship to usenet: somebody who is new to the newsgroup, or new to usenet in general.
A kind-of bulletin board in the usenet about a special topic or a group of topics. This is where you post your articles.
A program for reading and writing news.
Network News Transport Protocol; this is the protocol which defines how the articles in the usenet are spread.
A kind-of address for the application to listen for data on and for connecting to another computer; the standard-port for the connection between the newsreader and the newsserver is 119.
A digital signature; you can use it to determine whether the document has been changed since it was signed or if it is the original text from the author.
Either an article which is sent to usenet or the act of sending itself; you are “posting” an article into a newsgroup.
This is the valuation of an article or a thread.
A signature is a personal sign of the author which is attached at the end of the normal contents of the article; it is like a visiting card — very often there are e-mail addresses, a homepage URL or other personal data. The signature should not be longer than 4 lines. Note that the signature should not be mixed up with the PGP-signature.
This is the overwriting of an existing article: the newsreader generates a special article with a control message in the header which tells the newsserver to overwrite the existing article with this one.