This article is from the Greece FAQ, by Nikolaos (Nick) C. Fotis, email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
a. Newsgroup charter
[ From David Lawrence: ]
soc.culture.greek predates news.groups. The only description that can be
soc.culture.greek Newsgroup about Greeks
[ So, we could codify ourselves a 'defacto' charter. Does anyone want to
submit stuff here? ]
b. Network etiquette
[ Excerpted from Eugene Miya's Draft FAQ in comp.graphics.visualization: ]
We assume you have read news.announce.newusers and that you understand
network informalities. This group is not moderated, and this is one
experiment in self-moderation (education).
If you have questions, ask you system administrator. If you are the system
administrator, use MAIL, and ask your net neighbors.
Do not post TESTS here. Special testing groups exist to acknowledge your
posts. Test in misc.test, or in your locale: e.g., ba.test, ca.test, na.test,
Some people believe the charter should be posted. The name of the group
should sufficiently convey the purpose of this group.
Flame wars: 1) Flame using mail. Failing that 2) Cut down on the number
of groups in your Newsgroups: line. 3) Use Followup-To: a line with
fewer newsgroups. Make certain you read all posts before responding, the net
is asynchronous enough as it is: the History of Dumb posts includes such
"What time is it?" "The Space Shuttle blew up!" and "California just had an
earthquake." See your local broadcast news.
Attribution: (Those lines frequently beginning with ">") MINIMIZE.
Especially: don't post "Me, too" posts after 100 lines of attribution.
Remove especially long sigatures at the bottoms of posts.
Use email. Show that you are intelligent and net savvy in your postings.
[If you feel that the ratio of inflammatory or irrelevant posts is too high for
your tastes, go read the manual of your news reader in the section of kill
files. This way, you can customize your news reader to not bother you with
messages from certain people, or which contain particular keywords in their
headers. This way, you can avoid all the headache associated with such posts -
not a minor thing - nfotis ]
c. How does one receive soc.culture.greek without USENET access?
Send a mail with subject "help post" to firstname.lastname@example.org
or do a "finger email@example.com"