uk.games.computer.quake is the group where discussion of
Quake play in the UK takes place. This can include, but is
not limited to, discussion of Quake servers, leagues, levels
created by UK people, and clans. Newbies to Quake are
welcome and help should be provided to them where appropriate.
While it is suspected that the emphasis of the group will lie
with discussion related to play over the internet, posts
which do not relate to net-play, but which still relate to
Quake within the UK in some way (e.g. asking where you could
buy Scourge of Armagon for a good price within the UK), are
deemed perfectly acceptable.
As it has been observed that UK Quakers are, in general,
less than perfect in their posting habits (!), it is
strongly recommended that basic netiquette is adhered to.
In particular, the following should be observed (i.e. must
be observed, unless you have an exceptional reason not to):
Advertisements are not permitted on this group, unless they
are directly related to UK Quake in some way.
- Quoting of previous posts should be kept to a minimum.
Do NOT quote the entirety of a long post, simply to
add one or two lines of your own at the end. This is
to save everyone's time and/or money.
- Line length should be kept to less than 72 characters
when starting a new thread, and to less than 80
characters at all other times.
- Posts should be in raw text only. Unnecessary
complications (e.g. attachment posts duplicated in
HTML or enriched charsets) are a nuisance, and hence
are discouraged. Some programs are particularly
guilty (Netscape 4!), so please either reconfigure
your software, or use a decent newsreader ;-)
- Please try to make some effort at least to quote other
people in a standard UseNet-accepted form, and to
check your post for obvious grammar/spelling mistakes
before sending it. It is quite tiring reading badly
written posts, especially when you're trying to wade
through many of them.
- Please make an honest effort to remain polite. The
old mailing list often got filled with rubbish simply
because someone wasn't as polite as they could have
been. The newsgroup would be the same, if everyone's
Binaries are not permitted on this group under any
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