Finding the News Starting Up The Server is Down
If no startup files exist, Gnus will try to determine what groups should be subscribed by default.
If the variable
gnus-default-subscribed-newsgroups is set, Gnus
will subscribe you to just those groups in that list, leaving the rest
killed. Your system administrator should have set this variable to
Since she hasn't, Gnus will just subscribe you to a few arbitrarily
picked groups (i.e., `
*.newusers'). (Arbitrary is defined
here as whatever Lars thinks you should read.)
You'll also be subscribed to the Gnus documentation group, which should help you with most common problems.
t, Gnus will just
use the normal functions for handling new groups, and not do anything