Charter of uk.rec.skydiving

(Not Moderated)

A newsgroup for discussion of recreational parachuting and freefall skydiving in, or of interest to, the UK. Any topic can be discussed including, but not limited to, disciplines, teaching, facilities, equipment, competitions, events, people, legislation, incidents and safety.

As defined in the United States Parachute Association Skydiver Information Manual (http://www.uspa.org/Publications/SIM/SIMglossary.htm):

SPORT PARACHUTIST: One who engages in skydiving. A skydiver.

SKYDIVE: The descent of a person to the surface from an aircraft in flight when he or she uses or intends to use a parachute during all or part of that descent.

As such, parasailing, parapenting, paragliding and paramotors are not within the charter of this newsgroup. It is understood that this may not be recognised as abuse by some ISPs. Cross-posts made to other newsgroups should be limited unless the scope or interest in the topic exceeds the boundaries of the UK.


Advertising is forbidden, with the following exceptions:
Commercial suppliers of goods and services relevant to skydiving in the UK may post a pointer to their website or invitation to request details. This may not exceed four lines and may be posted no more often than once every three months. The subject line should begin ADVERT: ".
Personal adverts relating to skydiving in the UK, such as those for second-hand equipment, should be as brief as possible and posted no more o ften than once a week. The subject line should begin "FOR SALE: "

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>

Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their postmaster and/ or ISP.

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