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Rec.Bicycles Frequently Asked Questions Posting Part 1/5
Section - 3.6 Posting Guidelines for rec.bicycles.marketplace

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Date:    Sun, 09 Mar 1997 19:14:59 -0500

All subject lines in rec.bicycles.marketplace should stick to the 
following codes.

[CODE]:<Size><Item><Price>

Where <CODE> = FS (for sale), WTB (wanted to buy), WTT (wanted to
trade).

<Size> would, of course, be omitted for some items.

Commercial vendors could use the following:

COM:<spam>

Where <spam> would be the crap enticement to go to the web site, email, 
etc.

There is no space between the Code, the colon, and the size of the item 
to conserve space and make sure the complete subject comes out.

Following this nomenclature would permit newsreaders to see similar 
items grouped together and would highlight spam which would not follow 
the nomenclature.

The argument that "I have a buch of stuff to sell/buy so it would 
require bunches of posts" is without merit.  First, "Regular" people 
don't have bunches of stuff so it would be a "COM:" post.  Second, if a 
regular person does have a buch of stuff, simply post the same message 
with the proper subject lines for each item.  Several posts, but only 
one copy and paste from your word processor.

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