General etiquette on Usenet is very similar to the necessary behavior for politeness and order in a very large round-table discussion. Two main ideas. (Please read each set!)
- Anybody could be reading when you post
- Anything you post could be read by any portion of a very large number of people. You should remember.....
- Don't be annoying when you post
- You will be jumping into a conversation already in progress. In general you will be welcome if....
Advertising on Usenet: See Usenet RKT Spam
Emily Postnews, foremost authority on proper net behaviour, gives her advice on how to act
on the net. (Hey it is satire. You wouldn't dare do any of these, would you?) http://www.clari.net/brad/emily.html
Read the periodic postings in the newsgroup
How to find the right place to post
Hints on writing style for Usenet
Advertising on Usenet: How to Do It, How Not to Do it
A Primer on How to Work with the Usenet Community
More links and URLs
Usenet RKT: Is it safe to post?
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