Charter of uk.games.video.playstation

(Not Moderated)

This group is for the discussion of the Sony Playstation range (including the Playstation, the PSone, and the Playstation 2, plus any other games consoles bearing the "Playstation" name) and its games and peripherals.

Links to websites are welcome, if they contain news regarding the Playstation, that could not easily be posted to the group otherwise.

Reviews, hints, tips and cheats are welcome, however spoilers should be protected with spoiler space of between 10 and 25 lines. Long reviews or solutions (100 lines or more) should be placed on a web page, and its URL posted.

Discussions related to the act of piracy are forbidden, as they relate to an activity illegal under UK law, and invariably lead to long and unfriendly threads in the newsgroup. Discussions of the politics of software pricing and supply, or advocacy of legalistic aspects should be carried out in an appropriate politics or advocacy group.

Posts seeking or providing information intended to assist in copyright infringement (software piracy) are prohibited. Posters looking for these topics would be advised to look at alternative top-level hierarchies.

Posters are also requested to refrain from starting any console comparison, "system wars", or advocacy discussions (such as "Xbox sux!!!"). Such discussions are often designed to be inflammatory, and even when not designed to be, can be.


No advertising is allowed in uk.games.video.playstation. There exists a separate group for advertising, uk.games.video.playstation.forsale - all advertising posts must be posted to that group, and must not be crossposted to uk.games.video.playstation.

However, 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.


Cross-posting in general is discouraged. Cross-posting to newsgroups outside of the uk.games.video.* hierarchy is strongly discouraged as it may invite postings which do not conform to this charter. Cross-posting between uk.games.video.playstation and uk.games.video.playstation.forsale is banned, apart from posts approved by control@usenet.org.uk.

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>.

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uk.games.video.playstation	Sony playstation games and hardware.