This article is from the Stop Smoking FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The "COMPOST" is the AS3 newsgroup's Policy On Commercial Posting. The
policy, posted each week along with this FAQ, clearly states the AS3 policy
AGAINST making commercial posts to this SUPPORT newsgroup, and warns of the
consequences of doing so. "Commercial" is defined very broadly.
It is fascinating to watch "the friendliest group on the 'Net" turn into a
bunch of rabid attack beasts when we catch the scent of a "composter."