Well - how wrong I was. SAS-L is still alive and kicking. The "L" stands for listserv, and is a mail server run by the University of Georgia. It's basically a spamming service for SAS issues (am sure there is a better word for it though).
Getting started is as easy as 1,2,3:
1 - Sign up to the listserv service: https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?GETPW1
2 - Verify your email
3 - Subscribe to SAS-L mailing list: https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=sas-l
There is a ton of information on SAS-L on sasCommunity, and even a dedicated sugi paper. So get involved - and you could be the next Rookie of the Year!