uk.adverts.computer.mac is for commercial and private advertising
of hardware, software, and services relating to Apple's Macintosh
computers wanted or offered in the UK. uk.adverts.computer.mac
will accept adverts relating to other Apple computers, such as
the Apple ][, Lisa, and Newton.
With the exception of PGP signatures, the posting of binaries
or other encoded data files is not permitted. All postings must
be in plain text; HTML and other forms of formatting markup are
not permitted. Pointers to relevant external information sources
(Web or FTP urls, for example) are welcome.
Posters to uk.adverts.computer.mac are encouraged to follow
established netiquette (such as placing trimmed quotes before
fresh text and using signatures of 4 lines or less) as described
in the various regular postings to news.announce.newusers.
Two types of posts are permitted in uk.adverts.computer.mac:
Adverts must follow these rules:
- Offers to buy, sell, or exchange:
Note that the prohibition placed on software needing an emulator
only applies to software that can run on none of the above
computers without an emulator. This means that adverts are
permitted for 68k Mac software that runs under emulation on PPC
Macs; and Apple ][ software that can run under emulation on a Mac.
- Macintosh computers or MacOS compatible clones
Apple I, ][, or III computers
Newton or eMate computers
Any other Apple computer
Any clone of an Apple computer (that is, a computer that can use the
same OS, application software, and expansion hardware of any Apple
computer without using emulation)
- Software or hardware for any of the above, excluding software that
cannot run on any of the above computers without an emulator. In
particular, software written for Intel x86 series microprocessors
or Microsoft operating systems may not be advertised in
- Services and training courses specifically for any of the above
hardware and software, excluding training courses for software that
cannot run on any of the above computers without an emulator.
- Announcements of the close of an offer that had previously been made
in uk.adverts.computer.mac. Such announcements must be posted as a
continuation of the thread begun by the original adverts.
- This means that any post should have no more than one
followup. In particular, auctions may be announced in
uk.adverts.computer.mac but bidding and posts announcing the
state of bidding are forbidden.
- If a post offers an exchange, the item offered must be included
in the list of permitted items above.
- All posts from commercial traders must indicate this with one
of the following at the start of the Subject line of their posts:
[T] [Trade] [COMM]
- Posters to uk.adverts.computer.mac are encouraged to keep their
advertisements short. All posts to uk.adverts.computer.mac must be
shorter than 200 lines; any post longer than 50 lines must have
[LONG] in the subject line.
- Until the UK officially adopts the Euro as legal tender, all
amounts of money mentioned must be in Pounds Sterling; the
international standard GBP may be used instead of the Pounds
Sterling sign (UKP is also acceptable). After the UK has adopted
the Euro as legal tender, amounts of money may be referred to
- All mentions of sums of money must include a statement of
the total sum offered or asked for by a UK correspondant. If
applicable, VAT, any other duty or tax payable, and any charges
made for postage and packing, to a UK resident, must be included
in the total. This total must be the final sum mentioned in the
body of a post, the only sum mentioned in the subject header,
and it must be presented in a prominent position in the body of
a post. This final sum should normally be the only sum of money
mentioned in a posting to uk.adverts.computer.mac. Phrases such as
'or near offer' and 'or reasonable offer' are acceptable.
- Details of any proposed deal or combination of proposed deals
may not be posted more frequently than once a week.
- No more than five posts may be made to the group proposing the
sale, purchase, or exchange of any item.
- No poster may make more than five posts to the group in any
continuous period of seven days. In the case of a private
advertiser, a poster is considered to be any given individual or
any given email address. In the case of a commercial advertiser,
a poster is considered to be any given firm, any individual
representing that firm, anyone using any of that firm's email
addresses, or anyone directing replies to any of these or any of
the firm's Web addresses or other contact points including but not
limited to telephone numbers, fax numbers, and postal addresses.
- All posts to the group must include an email address which can
be used to send email to the person proposing the deal. If steps
have been taken to obfuscate the address, the text of the post
must contain clear instructions on how to reconstruct a valid
email address which can be used to contact the sender. As a
general note, it is considered unwise to post telephone numbers
and/or snail-mail addresses to Usenet. Private advertisers in
uk.adverts.computer.mac should consider the risk of burglary
which might result from such actions.
Cross-posting between uk.adverts.computer.mac and any
other newsgroup is unwelcome. Cross-posting between
uk.adverts.computer.mac and uk.comp.sys.mac is strictly forbidden.
uk.adverts.computer.mac Advertising relating to Apple's Macintosh computers