This FAQ page answers frequently asked questions about the JMSNews site. If you have a question that
is not answered here you may post a question to the "Site Support and Suggestions" forum or send mail to
Who is JMS?
Please see the About JMS page.
Is this site affiliated with JMS or Babylon 5?
This site is operated independently and has no official connection with JMS. The site has
received permission from JMS to repost his messages. This site was created and is managed by Doug Olson.
What types of messages are archived here?
This site contains an archive of JMS messages posted to Usenet, CompuServe, AOL, and Genie from 1991 to present. New messages posted from JMS to the
usenet forums rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated, rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe, and rec.arts.sf.tv are automatically archived.
Does the site have
a RSS feed?
Yes, the RSS feed can
be accessed here or by clicking on the
icon at the top of each page.
How do I use the search feature?
You may type one or more words into the search field that you wish to find. When you press enter
(or click "Search") you will be presented with a list of messages that contain all of the words you typed. The search results are listed by
relevancy or by date depending on the "Sort by" field. The search feature will also produce hits on topics that contain words similar to what you
typed (e.g., if you search for "fired" you may get hits on "fire", "firing", fires", etc.).
How long does it take for new messages to show up in the archive?
The JMSNews server regularly checks for new messages posted to usenet and typically
messages are available within 30 minutes.
Who kept track of all these JMS messages over the years?
Many people graciously volunteered their time over the years to archive JMS's messages.
This site wouldn't exist without their hard work and dedication. Some of the people I'd like to acknowledge are Erez Zadok, John Hardin, Brent
Barrett, and Lee Whiteside. I'm sure there are many others who contributed their time and energy to keeping the archives alive. If you are a person
who archived JMS messages (or know someone that did), please send me a message
with the details.
Can I advertise on JMSNews?
No. This site does not accept advertisements.
What technology is used by the JMSNews site?
The JMSNews 2.0 site is hosted on a dedicated Windows 2003 Server. The site is a web application written in C# using ASP.NET
and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
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