Charter of uk.games.video.handheld

(Not Moderated)

This group is for the discussion of gaming on dedicated handheld consoles and other handheld devices with gaming capability such as mobile phones and handheld computers.

Links to non-commercial web sites related to handheld 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 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 forbidden. Discussion of copying or emulating games which are commercially available is forbidden. Discussions about the morality and legality of such actions tend to become quickly inflammatory, and should be avoided.

"MCIBTYC" (My Computer/Console Is Better Than Your Computer/Console) flamewars are dull, pointless and therefore to be avoided at all costs.


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 newsgroup 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 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 plain text. 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.handheld	UK focused discussion of handheld video gaming