Charter of uk.games.computer.misc

(Not Moderated)

This group is for the discussion of gaming on personal computers, including the games, peripherals, and culture of the leisure software market. 'Personal computer' here refers to a general-purpose computer, as differentiated from game consoles, and includes IBM-style PCs, Apple Macs, and other current formats, as well as older formats such as the Amstrad CPC, Apple ][, or Atari ST.

Games here cover all genres, including (but not limited to) sports games, platform games, first-person shooters, role-playing, and strategy titles. Discussions of what constitutes a computer game, as well as general discussions of what makes a good or playable computer game, for example, would also be on-topic here.

Links or pointers to UK focused web sites relating to personal computer gaming are welcome, but should not be repeated more than once a month.

Reviews, hints, tips and cheats are welcome, however spoilers should be protected with spoiler space of between 20 and 25 lines. Long reviews or solutions (100 lines or more) should be placed on a web page, and their URLs posted.

Questions about technical problems specifically related to the running of computer games may be posted, but a better response will likely be gained by posting to a general computing group in uk.comp.* or elsewhere. This group is mainly focussed on games, not hardware.

Discussions related to piracy are very strongly discouraged and unwanted, as they tend to quickly become inflammatory and have a negative impact on the group.


Cross-posting in general is discouraged. Users should note the existence of the uk.games.video.* hierarchy, which is intended for discussion of videogames systems (commonly known as consoles).

Posts regarding both computer gaming and other types of gaming (for example, comparing the PC version of a game to the Gamecube version, or regarding interconnectivity between consoles and computers) may be crossposted within the uk.games.* hierarchy, but followups should be set to one group if the subject matter deviates from that which all groups are concerned with.

Cross-posting to newsgroups outside of the uk.games.* hierarchy is strongly discouraged as it may invite postings which do not conform to this charter.


Advertising is forbidden. Appropriate adverts can be posted or found in uk.adverts.computer or uk.adverts.computer.mac depending on format.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer 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.games.computer.misc	UK-based discussion about computer gaming