This article is from the GNU Chess and XBoard FAQ, by Tim Mann email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
The newsgroup gnu.chess and the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org are
for the discussion of GNU Chess, XBoard, and related free chess
gnu.chess and info-gnu-chess are not for general chess or computer chess
discussion. You won't be flamed if you post such messages here, but you
will find more information in other places. See topic [A.3] below.
PLEASE DO NOT try to start or play chess games by posting messages to
gnu.chess. Instead, read the rec.games.chess FAQ (see topic [A.3] ) to
learn about the IECG, the IECC, and other groups that you can join to
find opponents, and send one or more of them email to join.
The newsgroup and mailing list are gatewayed bidirectionally; that is,
any article posted on the newsgroup is automatically forwarded to the
mailing list, and any mail sent to the list is automatically forwarded
to the newsgroup.