Charter of uk.games.video.nintendo

(Not Moderated)

This group is for the discussion of Nintendo home consoles and their games and peripherals.

Posters are advised that a separate group, uk.games.video.handheld, is more suited for discussion related to Nintendo's range of portable games systems.

Links or pointers to UK focused websites relating to Nintendo consoles are welcome, but must not be repeated more than once a month. Duplication of copyrighted material from websites or other sources is forbidden, with the exception of duplication of an excerpt from the source material for discussion purposes only, in accordance with the doctrine of "fair dealing" in copyright law. Such duplication must be accompanied by some commentary by the user of these passages promoting debate, and the original source credited.

Reviews, hints, tips and cheats are welcome, however spoilers should be protected with spoiler space of between 20 and 25 lines.

Discussions about piracy, 'warez', 'backups' or other such activities are forbidden. Discussion of copying or emulating games which are commercially available (that is, not legally freely redistributable) is forbidden. Discussions about the morality and legality of such actions tend to become quickly inflammatory, and should be avoided.


Cross-posting in general is discouraged. Posts relating to connectivity between Nintendo consoles and other game systems is allowed within the uk.games.video.* hierarchy. Posts relating to multiformat games are best posted to uk.games.video.misc and not crossposted between format-specific groups.

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


Advertising (which includes wanted adverts and game trade lists) is forbidden, with these exceptions:

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>.

Warning. Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their "postmaster" and/or Service Provider.

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uk.games.video.nintendo	UK-based discussion about Nintendo videogames consoles