Charter of uk.local.southwest

(Not Moderated)

uk.local.southwest is a local interest newsgroup intended for discussions of a general nature by users resident in the southwest of England.

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 southwest of England should be discussed elsewhere.

For the purposes of this newsgroup the southwest is defined as including Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall.

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 Manchester to Bristol").

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

Users should note the existance of soc.culture.cornish and should consider posting matters concerning cornwall to that group. Crossposting between uk.local.southwest and soc.culture.cornish is discouraged.

If more than 30 articles per day are posted the group may be split into an announce subgroup and a number of more specific subgroups.

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 your newsreader comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.

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uk.local.southwest	Gloucs, Wilts, Bristol, Som, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall