Charter of uk.local.bath

(Not Moderated)

uk.local.bath is a local interest newsgroup intended for discussions of a general nature by users resident in the City of Bath, and the surrounding villages covered by the county of BANES. Users resident outside of the area are welcome so long as the discussions remain relevant to the area. Matters which are not specific to the area should be discussed elsewhere.

All adverts are forbidden. Short (i.e. under ten lines) announcements for local events may be posted provided they are non-commercial, relevant to the area covered by this group, and that they are not posted more frequently than once per month. Such announcements should have a subject line with the prefix "ANNOUNCE: ".

Readers are reminded of the existence of uk.local.southwest.adverts, where relevant local adverts may be posted.

Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be cross-posted to more than a TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically adjacent or overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post (e.g. "moving house from Birmingham to Bath").

Note that the advertising of widely-available goods or services is *not* relevant in this context, and that most uk.local.* groups have restrictions on advertising, or prohibit it. Cross-posted adverts, where allowed, must meet the requirements of the charters of *all* groups involved.

All posts must be in plain text. Attachments, HTML and other types of formatted text are not permitted, however short (under four-line) references to relevant FTP-able material and web URL's are welcome.

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 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$gt;.


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

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uk.local.bath		The City of Bath, England