Charter of uk.adverts.cars

(Not Moderated)

uk.adverts.cars is for the posting of adverts ("for sale", "swap" or "wanted") for cars, engines, gearboxes etc, services and consumables, where the buyer and seller are in the UK. Posters are encouraged to limit their posts to 50 lines, including the signature. If this is insufficient, further material should be placed on a web or FTP site, and a URL posted, or the advertiser may offer to send further material via e-mail.

Discussions on any matter should be posted to the relevant group. Professional traders and auctioneers must make the commercial nature of any advertisement explicitly clear by having "COMM: " at the beginning of the subject line, and the post must contain the trading name of any business concerned. The same or similar goods must not be offered by the same poster more than once per week.

Auctions should not be conducted within the group, if a poster wishes to auction goods electronically, then this should be carried out by email or on a web site, once the initial announcement regarding the auction has been made in the group. Such announcements must have "AUCTION: " at the beginning of the subject line. Posts by individuals participating in auctions are permissible but if posted must have "AUCTION: " at the beginning of the subject line. Such posts should not be repeated more than once per week.

It is expected that the posts will include:

Posters should also include, if possible, the approximate geographic area that the cars or service are available from.

Binaries & Formatting

The posting of encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) is forbidden. A URL to such material on a web site may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.

Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common newsreaders comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.


Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their "postmaster" and/or Service Provider.

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uk.adverts.cars		Advertisements for the sale of cars