This article is from the Advertising on Usenet FAQ, by Joel K. Furr firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising on Usenet is a frequently misunderstood subject. The purpose
of this message is to explain some Usenet conventions regarding
advertising to new users and, hopefully, spare everyone involved a lot of
To start with, let's define the term. "Usenet" is *not* synonymous with
"Internet." Usenet is the system of online discussion groups, called
"newsgroups," e.g. rec.humor, comp.misc, news.announce.newusers,
talk.origins, misc.rural, alt.sex, and so forth.
This FAQ does not attempt to describe in detail all the various ways in
which one can conduct commercial activity over the Internet and attempts
simply to explain the issues involved in advertising in Usenet newsgroups.