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[rec.arts.comics] XBOOKS FAQ: Read Before Posting
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If your posts aren't showing up, or nobody seems to be responding, try
these tips:

   * Go to http://groups.google.com/ and see if your posts are showing up.
     If your post hasn't shown up, do NOT post it to the newsgroup two 
     or three more times. Usually, we will have seen it the first time. 
     If you want to test your postings, try posting to misc.test; you 
     will get about three to five replies from automatic reply servers. 
     If you can't find your posts, email your ISP for assistance.

   * If nobody is replying to your posts, again, be patient. Remember 
     that time moves ... differently on the net. It takes much longer 
     for posts to reach some sites than it does others. It may take 
     six days to travel around the world, and then six to get a reply. 
     Besides, people will respond if they feel like responding to it. 
     Some people won't respond because they think someone who knows the 
     character or issue better will answer, or they just aren't into a
     particular title or team.

Newsreaders are really funny things sometimes. Some won't show your 
articles until you exit the newsreader and restart it. Others might 
have a delay of a few minutes until your post appears. Still other 
newsreaders will *never* show you anything that you posted yourself. 
If you aren't sure how your newsreader works, ask in the group
news.newusers.questions.

If your server doesn't get a group, point your browser at Google Groups: 
http://groups.google.com/ . Google Groups is a searchable collection of 
newsgroups, including the really hard-to-find alt.* groups and local/ 
regional groups. Through this service, you can read as many posts as you 
wish from any newsgroup or author, and you can post directly to the group 
or send email to the original poster. So, if you haven't been able to get 
any of the alt.comics.* groups on your local internet account, try 
Google Groups.


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