Contributions are also welcome from those interested in neighbouring towns and cities, where no other local group exists.
Advertising is not welcome, with the following exceptions:
Suppliers of North Staffordshire 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 "AD" or "ADVERT".Participants in discussions may include references to their North Staffordshire business in their .sig
Anyone posting adverts contrary to this charter may be reported to their postmaster/ ISP.
Announcements of community events or other information that is of direct relevance to the people of North Staffordshire are welcome.
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 Stevenage to Stoke").
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.
With the exception of PGP signatures, all encoded binaries (eg pictures, word processor files, .zip files etc), html, or similar non-plaintext postings are *forbidden*; malformed posts from badly configured newsreaders are also unwelcome.
uk.local.north-staffs Discussion relevant to North Staffordshire