This article is from the Alien Visitors FAQ, by CRAM: The Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The following idea was suggested by email@example.com and is
taken from mwauford@UTKUX1.UTK.EDU (Melissa Wauford)'s "*** REC.ARTS.TV
POSTING GUIDELINES ***". I have adapted it to fit alt.alien.visitors, and
I feel that this is an excellent idea. I would recommend that you use this
system when posting to alt.alien.visitors.
alt.alien.visitors can be a controversial newsgroup with a wide variety
of discussed topics. A few topics may generate more traffic than others
and may contain subject matter related to UFOlogy that others wish to
filter out or concentrate upon. In order to allow those who use rn or
some other method of pre-selecting articles to filter out (or save away)
postings about these heavy traffic subjects, an abbreviation scheme has
been created. Please help out by starting your subject line with one of
the following abbreviations when posting about these topics. For example:
Subject: HOT - Dancing Aliens
Subject: OP: Grey finger snacks,(the trick is in how you fold them)
New abbreviations will be added as needed. Send suggestions directly to
me, and I'll add them to the list. Objections to any abbreviations should
probably be posted so that a consensus may be reached. Old abbreviations
will be deleted when no longer necessary.
Suggested Abbreviations by firstname.lastname@example.org:
[revised by Fsdlk@acad3.alaska.edu]
ABD = Abduction information
CE = Pertaining to UFO sightings and phenomena, Close Encounters,
HA = Jokes & silliness
HOT = Someone flaming someone else
INV = Postings about alien invasions and conspiracies
MISC = Other categories like Atlantis/Mu/Spacemen, etc...
NA = New Age stuff NEWS = UFO related news, upcoming conventions.
OP = Opinions
REP = Repostings of older post like Lear, Cooper, etc..
SCI = Scientific (preferably not pseudo) findings on UFO related issues