Where to post in REC.ARTS.MOVIES.* Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Copyright 1995-1996 by Christine S Ng
Copyright 1996-1997 by Lars J Aas
Recent changes :
97-01-21 * Posting day changed to Wednesday, since Friday didn't work
out too well.
97-01-17 * Finally got the FAQ reapproved for *.answers
96-11-15 * New maintainer of this FAQ
96-09-15 * New archived FAQ: rec.arts.movies.tech (Section 1.2)
This is a guide for posting articles to the rec.arts.movies.* hierarchy.
It summarizes answers to commonly asked questions on how to find the
right groups to post articles in the existing rec.arts.movies.* groups.
It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to any rec.arts.movies.*
Copies of this article may be obtained by anonymous ftp to rtfm.mit.edu
under < ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/movies/newsgroups-faq >.
This document can also be viewed at :
< http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu:80/text/faq/usenet/movies/newsgroups-faq/faq.html >
via a WWW browser.
Comments and suggestions on this FAQ are welcome and should be directed
to Lars J. Aas <email@example.com>.
This document is compatible with common newsreader digest handling
- News Headers
- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- SECTION ONE : General Information
- (1.1) What movie newsgroups are there?
- Group A :
- Groups B and C
- (1.2) What other general movie-related FAQs/Info that are posted to the some of the movie newsgroups regularly ?
- (1.3) What is the standard Netiquette ?
- (1.4) If I have something to tell all movie fans, should I crosspost ?
- (1.5) What do I do when the thread has evolved into a topic that is no longer appropriate for the newsgroup ?
- (1.6) My post fits into two groups ? Where should I post it to ? [intelligent use of the "follow-up" function when posting]
- (1.7) What should I do if I don't have all the groups in the hierarchy ?
- SECTION TWO : Specific guide for posting some common rec.arts.movies.* topics
- (2.1) Where should I ask which movies actor starred in?
- (2.2) Where should I talk about Oscars, Cannes, Sundance or other movie award ceremonies (such as adult-oriented ones)?
- (2.3) When I want to talk about actor in movie , to where should I post it ?
- (2.4) How do I decide if a film is current or past ?
- (2.5) To which group should I post my personal N Best/Worst films of the year ?
- (2.6) I just saw movie in a theater and I want to make comments about this movie, so that's movie-going, right ?
- (2.7) Where do I ask what is a good "first-date" or "Nth-date" movie ?
- (2.8) Where do I advertise "Movie Posters For Sale" ?
- (2.9) I want to ask about how the special effects of a film was produced. Should I post it to .tech or .production ?
- (2.10) What are some of the topics being discussed in .misc ?
- (2.11) Where should I compare films of all times ?
- (2.12) Where do I ask about availability of movies on video and questions specific to the video versions
- (2.13) Where do movie quote quizzes, trivia contests, etc., belong?
- (2.14) Where does discussion of the rec.arts.movies.* heirarchy itself belong, such as comments/debate on any of the topics
- SECTION THREE : Other movie-related resources outside the Usenet arena
- (3.1) Where are some of the movie-related WWW sites ?
- (3.2) What movie mailing-lists are there?
- SECTION FOUR : Hints on how to present your article
- SECTION FIVE: Further reorganization of the rec.arts.movies.* hierarchy ?