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Compilation and Portions Copyright 1996, Daniel A. Norton.
All Rights Reserved.
This is a regularly-scheduled bi-weekly posting that explains the
purpose of the usenet newsgroups for the Capital District of New
York State and answers frequently asked questions (FAQs). Please
follow these guidelines when posting your articles; this will
make life easier for all of us.
This posting contains the following topics:
1: capdist.* Newsgroups and Posting Guidelines
2: What ISPs Can I Access from the 518 Area Code?
Subject: capdist.* Newsgroups and Posting Guidelines
NOTE: Binary files (whether programs, bitmaps or others) are not
to be posted to any of the groups listed below.
In general, the Capital District newsgroups are for postings of
general interest to Capital District residents (but not others)
or postings that are about events and activities in the Capital
These are the current Capital District newsgroups:
capdist.announce Announcements and news of and about the
Capital District. If this newsgroup is
abused by excessive off-topic postings,
it should probably be changed to a
capdist.seminars This newsgroup is presumably for seminars
that are given in the Capital District.
Such postings should probably be to
capdist.admin Discussions about the capdist newsgroups
capdist.misc All other discussions that don't fit into
any of the other capdist newsgroup
categories, but are somehow specific to
the Capital District.
OTHER RELATED GROUPS:
alt.culture.ny-upstate Discussions of and about the area in NY
State that is north of NYC and south of
the Canadian border.
ny.* Newsgroups with discussions of and about
nyc.* Newsgroups with discussions of and about
Please try to post to the appropriate newsgroup, and try to
avoid crossposting whenever possible. This makes it
easier for everyone to find the information they are looking
for without wading through irrelevant articles.
If you have questions about these guidelines, you can send
E-mail to Daniel A. Norton <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Subject: What ISPs Can I Access from the 518 Area Code?
A comprehensive list of area ISPs and their fees is available on
the World Wide Web at:
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