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Posting Guidelines for alt.vampyres


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Copyright: (c) 2001 BJ Kuehl
Last updated: 16 Jan 2003

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The alt.vampyres newsgroup was given Usenet approval and came into 
existence as an unmoderated newsgroup on Sunday, 3 September 1992. 
The file description maintains that the alt.vampyres newsgroup is for: 
Discussion of vampyres and related writings, films, etc. 

The whereabouts of the alt.vampyres group charter is currently unknown.
In the absence of the charter, postings to alt.vampyres should be  
compliant with the alt.vampyres faqs which summarize the newsgroup
purposes thusly: 

1. Alt.vampyres is for the discussion of vampire lore in any culture, 
   ancient or modern. 
   
2. Alt.vampyres is for the discussion of vampires in fiction, such as 
   novels, stories, poetry, comics, movies, and television.
   
3. Alt.vampyres is for sharing original vampire fiction.
   
4. Alt.vampyres is for the discussion of theories about biology, 
   psychology and sociology with respect to the legendary vampire. 
   

For discussion about vampire role-playing games, go to:
alt.games.whitewolf. 

For discussing vampires as lifestylers, blood fetishers, or to declare 
yourself a vampire, go to: alt.culture.vampires.

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The following guidelines are taken from alt.vampyres faqs and from 
actual discussions on the newsgroup.  Therefore, they are emphasized 
as particularly relevent for contributions to alt.vampyres: 

-Alt.vampyres is a text-only newsgroup. Do not post in HTML. Do not post
 gifs, jpegs, bmps, binaries, etc.  
-Do not make test posts on alt.vampyres (go to alt.test).
-Frequent or off-topic advertizing is considered spam and may be reported. 
-Do not post someone else's work as your own. This is called 'plagiarism'.
-No personal attacks or insults (except when troll-bashing). 
-Take to email lengthy private or off-topic discussions. 
-Edit responses to avoid unnecessary inclusions of earlier postings.
-Edit subject lines as necessary to remain consistent with the topic.
-Do not post theories and fiction as the Truth unless you can support 
 it with factual evidence. If you can't, expect to be challenged.
-Do your own homework (for help, see www.refdesk.com/homework.html). 

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Postings to alt.vampyres should be compliant with the standards for 
all material posted to Usenet. The following articles, and others like
them, may be found in news.announce.newusers [or visit their website at 
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/by-newsgroup/news/news.announce.newusers.html]
and should be reviewed by all posters new to Usenet and alt.vampyres. 

-Welcome to Newsgroups and Usenet.
-What is Usenet?
-Rules for Posting to Usenet
-Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Usenet
-A Primer on How to Work with the Usenet Community 
-What Newsgroups are and How They Work
-Common Questions about Using Newsgroups
-Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette

General questions about posting to Usenet and using the various 
newsgroups can be posted to news.newusers.questions. 

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  A copy of the most recently-posted version of this document may be 
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