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Charter of uk.local.merseyside

(Not Moderated)

uk.local.merseyside is for the discussion of issues relevant to Merseyside in the Northwest of England.

For the purposes of this newsgroup Merseyside is defined as:

"Anywhere now in the Metropolitan Districts of Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley, St. Helens and Wirral, or previously in the former County of Merseyside"

Advertising

Advertising is strictly forbidden, with these exceptions:
Suppliers of goods and services relevant to Merseyside may post an invitation to visit their web site or request details. It should be of four lines or fewer and not posted more than once every 3 months. The subject line should begin "ADVERT: ", except for vacancy adverts, when it should begin "JOB: ".

Crossposting

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. "a proposed house move from Southport to Southend-on-Sea").

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.

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 plain text. 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>.

Warning

Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their "postmaster" and/or Service Provider.

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uk.local.merseyside	Merseyside, England

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