Charter for uk.media.newspapers
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Last-modified: 01 Aug 1998 12:54:37 GMT
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 1998 12:54:37 GMT
Subject: Charter for uk.media.newspapers
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This is the initial charter for the newsgroup uk.media.newspapers
as issued in the newgroup message. For further information on the
newsgroup creation process in the UK and current charters please look
Richard Letts control@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
uk.media.newspapers Read all about it! Discussion of UK newspapers
The uk.media.newspapers newsgroup is for the discussion of newspapers
published in the UK, either on sale at news-stands or delivered free
to your door, either local or national in focus. It is not intended
that magazines, published separately from newspapers, will be
While discussion of advertising within newspapers is relevant
and so is encouraged, posting adverts to the newsgroup is
strictly forbidden, with these three exceptions:
1. Suppliers of goods and services pertinent to the production of UK
newspapers may post a pointer to relevant resources on the Internet or
an invitation that readers may request details from them. Such a
message must not exceed six lines and must not be posted more
frequently than once every nine weeks. The subject line of such a
posting must begin with the word "ADVERT".
2. Advertisements containing news of jobs available within the
newspaper industry may be posted, but no job may be advertised more
than once, and such advertisements may not exceed twenty lines. If
this is insufficient, it is recommended that the advertisement include
details of where further information may be found. The subject line of
such a posting must begin with the word "JOB". Cross-posting such
advertisements to uk.jobs.offered is appropriate.
3. Participants in discussions may include references to their
newspaper-related business in their signature only if the
signature does not exceed four lines.
All posts must be made in plain text; HTML and other types of
formatted text are forbidden. Posting URLs of relevant Internet
sites, where appropriate, is encouraged.
With the explicit exception of PGP signatures, all encoded
binaries are forbidden. Forbidden binaries include, but are not
limited to: pictures, sounds, word processor documents, executable
programs and "business cards". You are invited to read a guide on the
World Wide Web at http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html for further
information on how to configure your newsreader to post to uk.*
Anyone posting advertisements, binaries or other material contrary to
this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster.
Chris M. Dickson <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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For a guide on how to configure your newsreader/web-browser for posting
to uk.* groups, see <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html> .
Proposed changes to this or any other uk.* newsgroup are published in
<news:uk.net.news.announce>, a moderated, low traffic newsgroup, which
you are recommended to subscribe to. Details of elections to the
UK Usenet Committee, which normally start in September of each year,
are also found there.
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Posted by: Paul Carpenter of PC Services, on behalf of uk.media.newspapers
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