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Section - (3.2) What topics are appropriate for discussion here?

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(This section mostly applies to s.c.j.moderated as well; the chief
difference is that the moderators can and will enforce some of these
policies, whereas s.c.j. relies on the honor system. Please read the
s.c.j.m FAQ described in 3.2.4 for details.)

At my site, s.c.j. is described as "Everything Japanese, except the
Japanese language." What is meant by "Everything Japanese" is not entirely
clear. Please use your judgment when posting.

Like most other big newsgroups, s.c.j. has its share of regular flame
fodders. These are discussed in more detail in section 3.4. If you would
like to voice your opinion on these subjects, you would do well to lurk
for a while to hear what others have to say about it. (This is a sound
advice for any topic in any newsgroup, but people tend to forget it.)

Customarily, posts to s.c.j. are in English. Many readers outside Japan
have trouble reading posts written in kana (in fact, some readers have
complained because their terminals go crazy when dealing with 8-bit 
characters), so it is advisable to post strictly with ASCII characters
if you want everyone to read what your wrote. Many Japanese-literate
posters circumvent this problem by writing in romaji when necessary.
If you do not understand Japanese and would like to know what a particular
post was saying, most posters would be happy to translate the passage for 
you if you email them and ask.

Lastly, remember that many of the posts to s.c.j. are written by people
who use English as their second language. As such, misunderstandings due
to language difficulties are very likely. If you feel compelled to fix
grammatical mistakes, please email the poster and save the rest of the
net the agony of reading cheap grammar flames.

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