The definition of Hampshire is whatever the current local government definition of Hampshire is, unless Hampshire ceases to exist officially, in which case the definition reverts to the historical one. Discussions, however, of areas which are no longer officially part of but did in the past belong to Hampshire are allowed, as are discussions of areas adjoining Hampshire (e.g. Northwest Surrey).
Binaries are not permitted in the group. However references to relevant web URL's or FTP sites are welcome.
Advertising is not welcome, with the following exceptions:
Suppliers of Hampshire relevant goods and services 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 "Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be cross-posted to more than a TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically adjacent or overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post (e.g. "moving house from Northampton to Southampton").
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Note that the advertising of widely-available goods or services is *not* relevant in this context, and that most uk.local.* groups have restrictions on advertising, or prohibit it. Cross-posted adverts, where allowed, must meet the requirements of the charters of *all* groups involved.
uk.local.hampshire Discussion about the county of Hampshire