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ALT.TEENS FAQ v 1.3 Last updated 10/25/96 (c) 1996 Jack Silin Permission to freely reproduce this document electronically is given as long as the document remains uncut and unedited and credit to the author is given. 1) Q: What is alt.teens? A: Alt.teens is an unmoderated newsgroup for the discussion of teens themselves and the issues relating to teenagers. 2) Q: What kinds of posts are acceptable in alt.teens? A: Any sort of posts dealing with teens or teen issues are acceptable. However, posts that violate Usenet policies are unacceptable, for instance "Make Money Fast!" posts, even if they're being posted by teens, as these posts are unacceptable in any newsgroup. Any other rules of standard Usenet policy extend to alt.teens as well. You should try to follow proper netiquette when posting, one of the main rules to remember is that any message meant for only one individual should be sent via private e-mail. If you must flame someone, do it by e-mail. 3) Q: Are pen pal ads acceptable in alt.teens? A: Pen pal ads are discouraged because there are other newsgroups for pen pal ads by teenagers, soc.penpals and alt.kids-talk.penpals for example. It would be more appropriate to post your ad to those newsgroups. 4) Q: What should I do if someone makes an off-topic post to alt.teens? A: Send them a message by PRIVATE E-MAIL, explaining to them why their post was off-topic, and either include a copy of this FAQ, or give them the URL. DON'T PUBLICALLY FLAME THEM! In the past, many regular posters in alt.teens felt it necessary to publically flame individuals who posted off-topic. Don't do this, if you really feel the need to flame them, do it in e-mail, not in the newsgroup. 5) Q: What should I do if someone repeatedly makes off-topic posts to alt.teens? A: If you've tried to explain to someone that they're posting off-topic but they refuse to listen, write a letter to their postmaster (postmaster@<insert person's domain here>), explaining the situation, and asking that they educate their user about netiquette. 5) Q: Why are their 2 FAQs for alt.teens? A: There was another FAQ for alt.teens written by firstname.lastname@example.org (KEN), but his FAQ and his behavior were both clearly in violation of Usenet policy, and because of this behavior, his postmaster closed his account. If you see the FAQ written by Ken on a website, inform the site owner that the FAQ has been updated, and refer them to my URL. 6) Q: Where can I find this FAQ on Usenet? A: This FAQ is posted monthly to alt.teens, alt.answers, and news.answers. 7) Q: Where can I find this FAQ via FTP? A: rtfm.mit.edu /pub/usenet/news.answers/alt-teens 8) Q: How can I get this FAQ by e-mail? A: Send email to email@example.com with this phrase in the body of your message: send usenet/alt-teens 9) Q: Where can I find this FAQ on the WWW? A: http://www.angelfire.com/pages0/altteens/index.html Thanks to the following for technical help: David Harding, Loopy F. Space, Pesha Duffy. This article is provided as is without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, the author assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. (c) 1996 Jack Silin all rights reserved This FAQ may be posted to any USENET newsgroup, on-line service, or BBS as long as it is posted in its entirety and includes this copyright statement. This FAQ may not be distributed for financial gain. This FAQ may not be included in commercial collections or compilations without express permission from the author.