Charter of uk.adverts.computer

(Not Moderated)

uk.adverts.computer is for the posting of adverts ("for sale", "swap" or "wanted") for computer hardware, software, 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.

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 appropriate, the approximate geographic area from where the article may be collected.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, word processor files, Zip files, "business cards", etc.), are *forbidden*, with the exception of cryptographic signatures equivalent to no more than 10 lines of plain text (e.g. PGP).

Posts must be readable as plaintext; HTML is forbidden.

Such material belongs on a web or ftp site, to which a pointer may be posted.

Posters are invited to read a guide on the World Wide Web at:

for further information on how to configure newsreaders to post to uk.* newsgroups.


Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their postmaster and/ or ISP.

Changes to this Charter

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uk.adverts.computer	Adverts for computer related items in the UK