This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.
Most importantly do not ask off-topic questions. The most frequent
off-topic questions are those concerning helper applications for
WWW browsers. Posts regarding graphics or sound viewers should be
posted to alt.binaries.multimedia.d, alt.binaries.pictures.utilities,
alt.binaries.sounds.utilities, or another more appropriate newsgroup.
Never post binaries to alt.winsock. In general, binaries should only
be posted to alt.binaries.* groups. Even if you believe that you have
found or written a great program that you think everyone in alt.winsock
will want, please do not post a binary to the newsgroup. Simply post a
message that gives a description of the program and tell people where
it can be found.
Advertisers should be very careful when considering whether they
should post on alt.winsock. alt.winsock is NOT a forum for
advertising. But, if your product is a WinSock application, or
might be of interest to WinSock users, please announce yourself as an
advertiser and give an accurate description of your product.
Before you post any generic questions, please check the FAQ.
Please do not post any questions that can be answered in the FAQ. Many
of the routine questions include "What Telnet programs are out there?"
"Where can I find xxxx?" or other such questions. Checking the FAQ
first will reduce traffic and get you a quicker answer as well.