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Last-modified: 2010-01-02
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Archive-name: games/roguelike/announce
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See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge is a moderated newsgroup for informational
posts and announcements about any roguelike game, including (but not
limited to) Rogue, Nethack, Moria, Angband, and Adom.  Since it is a
moderated group, all postings will be sent to a moderator for approval
before posting; this means that posts won't show up immediately after you
post them.  Please allow a day or two for your post to show up.

The charter for the group is:

| is a forum for postings of FAQ lists,
| announcements of new patches and versions of existing games, postings of
| small "official" patches, and announcements of new rogue-style
| games. Every posting to this group would be cross-posted to the most
| appropriate other group, and follows-up would be
| directed to that group.  The moderator could, at his/her discretion,
| change the subject line of postings (esp. to add the word [SPOILERS]
| where appropriate).

Announcements of new ftp or web sites related to roguelike games are also
appropriate and welcome.  In these days of ubiquitous ftp and web access,
pointers to where patches can be retrieved from are probably better than
posting actual patches.

Most posts to will be crossposted to two
newsgroups, it and the other most appropriate group in the* hierarchy.  Followups will be directed to that other
group as mentioned in the charter.  Please choose your crossposting
appropriately to save work for the moderator.

Any post containing spoilers should note that in the subject header with a
tag of "[SPOILERS]".  Please also try to ensure that no spoilers occur in
the first screen of text and that the body of the article also warns about
spoilers.  The moderator will try to catch unmarked spoilers and mark
them, but may not be able to catch everything; please be careful not to
accidentally spoil a game for someone else.

All postings to except for apparent spam will
either be approved or will receive a response explaining why they were not
approved.  Note, however, that if you munge your e-mail address in a way
that the moderator cannot decipher it, there may be no way for the
response to reach you.  If you post to the group and neither receive a
response nor see your post show up within about three days, please contact
the moderator to see if there's a problem.  It's possible that your site
doesn't have the group correctly configured.

This newsgroup is also available as a mailing list.  If you wish to
receive all messages to the newsgroup as e-mail messages, go to:


to subscribe.  The content of the mailing list and newsgroup will be the
same, and all messages sent to the mailing list will be treated as
submissions for the newsgroup.

An archive of all messages to starting from
January 2010 is available at:


Also from the charter:

| The moderator will at all times be free to appoint a backup-moderator
| and/or a replacement if he or she must leave the post.  Such an
| appointment must be announced on  If it
| becomes necessary to replace the moderator, this could be done with a
| public vote, announced on news.announce.newgroups (and crossposted to
| all the groups).  A two-thirds vote would be
| necessary to replace the moderator.  [It is possible that the moderator
| of news.announce.newgroups, group-advice, and such people will come up
| with an "official" way to replace a moderator; in such a case, their
| approved method would take precedence over this one.]

The current moderator of this group is Russ Allbery <>.
The contact address for the group, to which any problem reports or
questions should be sent, is  If you are having
problems posting directly to the group, you can instead e-mail your post
to the submission address at

If you are maintaining a FAQ for any group in the*
hierarchy and would like to get pre-approval for posting it to, please contact the moderator.

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