Charter of uk.local.dorset

(Not Moderated)

uk.local.dorset is a local interest newsgroup intended for discussions of a general nature about Dorset. Subjects may include sport, history, culture, towns, education, local club scenes and local media topics, plus anything else of interest regarding Dorset. Although the newsgroup will mainly be of interest to people living in Dorset, queries regarding the county and its culture are welcomed. Posts from ex-patriate Dorset people, whether overseas or in other parts of the UK, are encouraged.


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 still 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 Exeter to Bournemouth").

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.local.dorset		Discussion about Dorset