Information about the usenet group comp.databases.mysql.
This newsgroup comp.databases.mysql is a forum for technical discussion of the MySQL relational database management system. All topics that pertain to using, learning, developing, maintaining or improving MySQL are on-topic in this newsgroup.
Posting of advertising and/or promotional material of any kind to comp.databases.mysql is explicitly prohibited. Posting of binaries is not permitted, with the exception of small binary components in otherwise non-binary postings, such as PGP signatures or X-Face headers. Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited.
MySQL is a relational database server that is finding increasingly wide acceptance as a back end solution for developing data-driven web sites and applications.
There is no dedicated newsgroup for MySQL in the comp.* hierarchy and, as a result, most of the discussions of MySQL take place in the comp.lang.php newsgroup. This is unsatisfactory because MySQL is not in any intrinsic way related to the PHP language, and users of MySQL who do not use it in conjunction with PHP front ends are unlikely to know to look for discussions of MySQL there. In addition, discussion of issues related to MySQL but not to PHP are off-topic for comp.lang.php. A new group specifically for MySQL would offer a place where all users of MySQL could participate without risking being off-topic for the group and where all users of MySQL could easily discover the group.