This article is from the Digital Broadcast Satellites FAQ, by Brian Trosko firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
This document attempts to go beyond simply answering common questions. It
is intended to be a guide for the new user, at least so far as r.v.s.d is
concerned. It is not intended to be a general purpose guide for all of
It is hoped that this FAQ can provide information that is not normally
available on the newsgroup, i.e. detailed, researched, and comprehensive
answers that are beyond the scope of normal newsgroup discussion. It is
hoped that the information will be useful to not only new readers, but
also for long-time readers looking for information in areas they have not
previously dealt with. Some of Part B might be controversial, but the FAQ
author feels that its inclusion is justified; with thousands of new Usenet
readers every day, it can be hard for the average "newbie" to learn how to
deal with such things as flamewars, trolls, and MAKE.MONEY.FAST. Part B
should give new readers guidance on how to deal with these issues, or at
the least on how they are handled on r.v.s.d.
This FAQ is not a comprehensive guide to Usenet, nor is it a
comprehensive guide to netiquette. It is strongly advised that _all_
persons participating in Usenet discussion read the various informational
documents posted to news.announce.newusers on a regular basis.