Charter of uk.music.rock

(Not Moderated)

uk.music.rock is for the discussion of all aspects of rock music and rock musicians in a UK context. This includes (but is not restricted to) discussions of UK based rock bands, UK tours by foreign bands, overseas tours by UK bands, recording industry topics, playing techniques, instruments and equipment, technicians and technical issues, etc.

Rock includes a very wide range of musical styles, so no attempt will be made to define exactly what rock music is. Group users are expected to use common sense in deciding what is on-topic.


Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Suppliers of goods and services relevant to rock music in the UK, including the operators of rock venues, and rock bands seeking to recruit musicians, may post an invitation to visit their web site or request details. It should be of thirteen lines or fewer and not posted more than once every 3 months. The subject line should begin "ADVERT: ", "VENUE: " or "VACANCY: " as appropriate.
Pointers to commercial or other web sites in .sigs are permitted, however all .sigs should be of 4 lines or fewer, and preceded by the customary usenet separator "-- " (dash, dash, space), on a line of its own.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, audio files (e.g. MP3), compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer/URL may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible. Posters are asked not to use cryptographic signatures unnecessarily.

Posts to the newsgroup must be in plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common newsreaders comply with this, see <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.


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

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uk.music.rock		Rock music and rock musicians in a UK context.