soc.culture.kuwait.moderated Posting Guidelines



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soc.culture.kuwait.moderated Posting Guidelines

Copyright 2002-2005, Brian Edmonds
$Revision: 1.6 $ $Date: 2005/02/07 14:45:53 $

The latest version of this document can be found at
* http://www.robomod.net/soc.culture.kuwait.moderated/
* post to the newsgroup or mailing list with the following text in
the subject (without the quotes): "send file: guidelines.txt"

Any inquiries, comments or suggestions should be sent to the group
moderator at sckm-moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxx
_________________________________________________________________

Contents

* Introduction
* Charter
+ Miscellaneous Policies
+ Robomoderation
* How To Submit a Post
* The Mailing List
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Introduction

The soc.culture.kuwait.moderated newsgroup was created in March 1996.
The group originally had a panel of moderators who oversaw all
postings. Over time these moderators burned out or moved on to other
things, and within a few years the group was lying idle.

In April 2002 control of the group was passed to Brian Edmonds, who is
running the group and a companion, gated mailing list under full
robomoderation.

Since its creation a number of control messages have been sent which
at some sites appear to have erroneously changed the status of the
group to unmoderated. If this is the case at your site, you should
bring it to the attention of your news admin, as any postings you make
to a moderated group which is not properly recognized as such at your
site will be silently discarded at any site where the group is
correctly carried as moderated.
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Charter

Soc.culture.kuwait.moderated will provide a forum in which to discuss
Kuwaiti culture, society, economics, politics, and so forth. Threads
may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
1. Kuwaiti literature, poetry, music, theatre, fine arts, cinema, and
television
2. Technology issues, including Arabic-language software and internet
connectivity in Kuwait
3. Kuwaiti folklore and traditions
4. Kuwaiti cuisine
5. Travel to Kuwait
6. Politics and economics; informations for indivduals seeking to
invest in Kuwait; non-Kuwaitis living in Kuwait
7. Education in Kuwait
8. Kuwaitis living overseas
9. Kuwait's role in the Gulf region, the greater Arab world, and the
greater Islamic world

Miscellaneous Policies

The moderation software may (now or possibly in the future) enforce
the following policies:

* Postings must be in plain text. In particular no HTML or mixed
text and HTML posts will be allowed. Excessive quoting and large
sigs are also not allowed. Any post with more than 70% quoted
material or a sig in excess of 512 bytes will be rejected.
* Postings must be formatted within 80 characters in width (limiting
your lines to 72 characters is recommended), and also must not
exhibit the long/short/long/short/etc misformatting that some
posting agents can produce when misconfigured.
* No binary postings of any sort will be accepted. Exceptions will
be made for cryptographic signatures and such. S/MIME signatures
are usually far too bulky and will probably not be accepted.
* Crossposting is not allowed except through manual intervention by
the moderator. Contact the moderator if you feel you need to
crosspost to soc.culture.kuwait.moderated and any other group.
* Followups can be to no more than one group, or to poster.
* Mail address blacklisting and whitelisting may be implemented as
deemed necessary. In addition a number of anti-spam filters are in
place, and will be expanded as needed.

All posts (with a working return address) will either be returned with
a rejection notice, or posted to the newsgroup and mailing list. One
exception is that rejection notices for the same error are suppressed
for a few minutes after the first one is sent to reduce the danger of
the robomoderator being used as a mailbombing agent.

Posting with a non-replyable address is strongly discouraged. If you
feel you must post with such an address, please make sure you are not
using one in a valid mail domain; appending .invalid to the address is
the recommended way to ensure this.

Robomoderation

The robomoderation software (robomod) enforces various anti-spam and
text formatting requirements. Note that in order to receive rejection
notices or other information from robomod it must have a valid email
address for you. More information on the registration process,
including how to use munged addreses, can be found at
* http://www.robomod.net/register.html
* post to the newsgroup or mailing list with the following text in
the subject (without the quotes): "send file: register.txt"

Submissions from non-registered addresses will be held for human
moderation. The moderators may at their discretion register addresses
for auto-approval, or revert them to hand moderated status.
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How To Submit a Post

At a correctly configured site you should simply be able to post to
soc.culture.kuwait.moderated and everything will be managed for you
behind the scenes. If you find this does not work for you, you can
submit directly to the submission agent by mailing your posting to
soc-culture-kuwait-moderated@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Please try the newsgroup first, and be sure to bring any problems to
the attention of your local news administrator so that they can be
dealt with.
_________________________________________________________________

The Mailing List

All postings to soc.culture.kuwait.moderated are also distributed to
the mailing list soc-culture-kuwait-moderated@xxxxxxxxxxx, which is
available in both regular and digest format. For subscription
information, send email to
soc-culture-kuwait-moderated-request@xxxxxxxxxxx or visit the list
webpage at
http://www.robomod.net/mailman/listinfo/soc-culture-kuwait-moderated.

Likewise, all postings to the mailing list are also distributed to the
newsgroup, so subscribers can use whichever of the newsgroup, list, or
digest formats is most comfortable.
_________________________________________________________________

Brian Edmonds
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