This article is from the Mariah Carey FAQ, by Kade Hansson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The newsgroup rec.music.artists.mariah-carey is about Mariah Carey, and that
includes articles about, or at least closely related to, her life and her
music. News bulletins, announcements, questions, opinions, reviews and
discussions all have a place on the group. It is not dedicated to fans alone,
and anyone who is interested in the discussions taking place is encouraged to
As a general rule, articles should not be crossposted to or from other music
groups. The point of having the rec.music.* hierachy divided into separate
sections is to allow discussions specific topics to take place without
disturbing those who do not have an interest in them. Music is a very broad
topic, and also one where opinions vary greatly and emotions can run high.
Learn to respect others' opinions, and do not force your opinion on others.
People who post deliberately provoking and generally thoughtless articles
should be ignored. If you do feel a reply is necessary, use e-mail in the
first instance. Public follow-ups to such articles should be avoided. In any
instance, do not crosspost replies to any groups other than those to which
the article is directly and indisputably relevant.