This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.
Due to the general nature of alt.winsock, there really aren't any
restrictions on what can or cannot be posted. However, some important
points should be kept in mind.
* Be very specific in your questions.
People will always be willing to help out. But they can't help you
if they don't know what you're talking about. If the problem
concerns your computer rather than a remote site, remember to
state which WinSock you are using (e.g., Trumpet), what type of
computer you have, and whether or not you are using TIA.
* If you are replying to a post, decide whether or not the whole
group needs to see your reply. Sometimes, many people could use
your information or answer your question. Other times, it may be
better to simply e-mail your reply to a specific person or persons.
* When announcing a new program or new version, please announce what
site it's available at and provide details about the program.
Also, it is common courtesy to not only ask questions, but to answer
some as well. That is what keeps this group functioning. So, if
someone has a question that you know the answer to, please take a
little time to reply.