M: "O" and "M" will appear
next to each newsgroup title within a list, and
denotes whether a newsgroup is open or moderated.
Open groups automatically accept posted
messages, while moderated groups require that
messages be forwarded to a moderator for approval
first. Once a moderator has approved a message,
it will be posted through to their newsgroup. In
this example, all of the listed newsgroups are
classified as open.
This number is
an approximation of the number of messages
posted to a given newsgroup. A number of factors
come into play when determining this value,
including the daily posting traffic to a group,
the expiration of older articles in a group, as
well cancelled spam messages, which are not
counted as posted messages.
This is a
single newsgroup title, which appears within the
example list referenced above. Each
newsgroup title within the list appears as a link,
and if you had an interest in accessing the
messages within a particular newsgroup, you would
simply click on that link within the list.