This article is from the eBay FAQ, by William B. Shaw email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
If you are bound and determined to advertise your auctions on Usenet, take
the time to ensure your posts are on-topic and welcome in the groups where
you plan to post. I strongly suggest lurking in the group for a while to see
what types of posts are welcome. You can also search the group for a faq or
check news.answers to see if a faq is regularly posted for that group.
Most ISP's provide free webspace for picture hosting and for your own web
site. Take advantage of it! Also, make sure your "About Me" page on eBay is
up-to-date. You'd be surprised how many people check it when they are
looking at auctions.
1.3.6 Can we talk about other auction-related sites here?
You bet! These types of posts are considered on-topic as long as the
discussion is informational in nature and contributes to the collective
knowledge of this group. Please note, this does NOT give you the license to
spam this newsgroup with advertisements for your latest and greatest auction
widget. See Section 1.3.2 for more information on allowable announcements.
1.3.7 Can I cross-post my posts in a.m.o.e. to other groups?
Cross-posting to a limited number of relevant groups is appropriate so long
as the post is on-topic for all groups. Excessive cross-posting is
considered spam. When replying to messages, be sure to trim any irrelevant
1.3.8 I have a question not answered in this faq. Who should I ask?
Check out the usenet archives at Google Groups and search for the answer to
your questions. Odds are that it has already been asked and answered. If you
can't find it there, by all means, post your question.