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Great Renaming /n./ The flag day in 1985 on which all of
the non-local groups on the Usenet had their names changed
from the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme.
Used esp. in discussing the history of newsgroup names. "The
oldest sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great
Renaming, it was net.sources."
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