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Section - (3.3) What to do before posting

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Read the rest of this FAQ.

Read up on Japan, and the issue you wish to discuss, before posting.
Nothing kills a good discussion faster than ignorant generalizations
by someone who has strong opinions about an issue with no facts behind
them. Keep an open mind when reading the sources. Do the same when
reading this newsgroup. The bibliography included in this FAQ should
get you started.

None of us like political correctness more than you do, but you should
nevertheless refrain from using derogatory terms. "Jap" is a very
strong derogatory term for "Japanese," and using "Gaijin" for "foreigner"
is offensive to many foreigners. I included a short discussion about
this in section 3.5.

Is soc.culture.japan and/or soc.culture.japan.moderated the most
appropriate group for posting? Below is a list of other newsgroups
that may better fit what you want to talk about:

   soc.culture.asian.american
   soc.culture.korean
   soc.culture.china
   soc.culture.taiwan
   soc.culture.hongkong
   soc.culture.usa
   soc.culture.europe
   ...
   soc.history.world-war-ii
   sci.lang.japan
   rec.arts.manga
   rec.arts.anime
   comp.research.japan
   alt.japanese.text

The fj hierarchy comes to some sites outside Japan, but you need to have
a Japanese-capable terminal to read it. See section 8 for details. An
exception is fj.life.in-japan, which is mainly in English.

Should you post to soc.culture.japan or soc.culture.japan.moderated?
The latter has much better signal-to-noise ratio and a more manageable
traffic level, but the former allows crossposting to other groups and
is unmoderated, which prevents moderators from rejecting your
posts. If you feel that your post should be visible in both groups,
you may crosspost between scj and scjm.

Lastly, read all of section 3 one more time. This group represents a
cross section of many different cultures with different attitudes
toward Usenet. Remembering that not everyone is like you will go a
long way toward preventing unnecessary quibbles.

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