Re: News.answers submission problem with line length


Balanone (
Sat, 9 Aug 1997 22:02:46 -8

> I am attempting to submit my FAQ (for rec.arts.comics.dc.vertigo) to
> news.answers, but can't get past the automated FAQ checker at
> It appears to be ignoring all characters
> beyond the 80th character on the Newsgroups: line, which cuts it off in the
> middle of a newsgroup name.
> I'm pretty sure this isn't my mailer's fault -- I tried mailing the file to
> myself, and it came back fine, with the line perfectly intact. Is it
> possible the automated FAQ-checker really isn't working?
> I'm using Pine, but the results were exactly the same when I tried using
> the unix mailer and emacs mail. What should I do?

I used the FAQ checker two weeks ago for mine, with a newsgroups line
just slightly longer than 80 characters, and had no problem.

Maybe if you sent a copy of that newsgroups line to the list, or
emailed a copy of your FAQ as you're submitting it to someone, we
could at least verify your experiment that it's not your mailers.