Charter of uk.comp.homebuilt

(Not Moderated)

uk.comp.homebuilt is for discussion of all aspects of building and upgrading computers yourself, as opposed to buying an off-the-shelf package. While most discussion will concern PCs, home-building of other computers may also be discussed. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, recommendations for hardware or suppliers, hardware conflicts and compatibility issues, discussion of forthcoming hardware developments, device drivers etc.

Discussion of software is off-topic with the following exceptions:

device drivers, diagnostic software, installation problems and licensing issues with newly upgraded or homebuilt machines.
Advertising is forbidden. A company reference in a signature, not exceeding four lines, is acceptable.

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, HTML, word processor files, .zip files, "business cards", HTML) are *forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP). Binaries belong on a web or FTP site, whose URL may be posted. Posts must be in plain text. To see how to make your newsreader comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.

Excessive crossposting is forbidden. Posters shall restrict their crossposting to no more than four newsgroups in total, all of which should be directly relevant to the topic of the post.

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

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