Charter of uk.games.video.dreamcast

(Not Moderated)

This group is for the discussion of the Sega Dreamcast system, games and peripherals.

Reviews, hints, tips and cheats are welcome, however spoilers should be protected with appropriate spoiler space. Long reviews or solutions (100 lines or more) may be better offered as a URL. Particular care should be taken with posts about games not yet officially released in the UK, so as not to spoil the game for UK readers.

Discussions about piracy, "warez", backups or other such activities are not allowed. Discussions about the morality and legality of such actions tend to become quickly inflammatory, and should be avoided.

Advocacy of one console over another should be avoided in general, as it tends to lead to "system war" threads.


Advertising (which includes wanted adverts and game trade lists) is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Adverts of no more than four lines, which are part of the poster's regular signature, and which are not the main reason for the post, are allowed.

Owners of web sites with information relevant to the Dreamcast in the UK may post, not more than once every 3 months, an advert for their site, providing that the site is not used to sell, nor advertise for sale, any goods or services. The site may contain "banner"-style adverts if it is beyond the control of the site's owner to remove them.


Cross-posting in general is discouraged. Cross-posting to other Sega newsgroups is strongly discouraged as it may invite postings which do not conform to this charter.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.

Posts must be readable as plaintext. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make your newsreader 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.video.dreamcast	UK based discussion about Sega's Dreamcast