uk.music.folk Charter

[The original Charter was written by Andy Howells in January 1996. The Charter was rewritten by Dick Gaughan in consultation with other posters to uk.music.folk and uk.net.news.config and was officially adopted on 13 Dec 2001.]

CHARTER: uk.music.folk

uk.music.folk is for discussion of folk/roots/acoustic music in and from the UK. Defining folk music has always been a precarious task and most of us who are into this kind of music have very catholic tastes which are reflected by the booking policies of most clubs. Therefore this group covers a broad range of tastes within that genre and embraces all those types of music that you would expect to hear in a folk - folk/blues club in the UK.

Advertising.

Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:

Performers, specialist companies, instrument makers, small independent labels etc may post details of events, tours, folk club listings, WWW sites dedicated to folk/roots music, specialist music outlets, festivals, musical instruments and other services where these are relevant to the group.

The subject line of such posts should begin "ANNOUNCE: ". Such announcements may be reposted at weekly intervals but should not exceed a total of 3 postings for any individual enterprise.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. mp3s, pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.

Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited.
To see how to make some common newsreaders comply with this, read
http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html

Warning

Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their "postmaster" and/or Service Provider.


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