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3.5. Posting Etiquette




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This article is from the Triathlon FAQ, by with numerous contributions by James Goddard others.

3.5. Posting Etiquette

It is acceptable for people to post "classified ad" type messages
informing the group of gear you have for sale or auction. However, it
is requested that the prefix "FS:" or "FA:" be added to the subject
header (FS = For Sale, FA = = For Auction). The FS:/FA: prefix allows
people to either skip over the message or use a filter to find, file,
or ignore the posts. The use of such prefixes is a generally accepted
practice on all newsgroups. The posting of commercial advertisements
for a company has been a much debated topic. Nearly everyone dislikes
"SPAM" and many people consider commercial advertisements, even
triathlon related ads, junk mail. But since the group is not moderated
it is nearly impossible to police such posts. Therefore it is it is
strongly suggested that a post of an advertisement for a commercial
organization have the prefix "AD:" added to the subject header. This
allows people to either skip the message or invoke a filter. People
who looking to buy used gear should post a message with the prefix
WTB: in the subject header (WTB = Wanting to Buy). Be sure to include
your contact information in the body of your message so sellers can
contact you directly.



 

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