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Subject: rec.radio.info Posting Guidelines

This article was archived around: 22 Dec 2018 02:05:03 -0500

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Changes followed by "|". *** rec.radio.info - Posting Guidelines and Etiquette *** Two introductory articles about rec.radio.info are posted to this group and to rec.answers/news.answers every month. You are now reading the second article, which explains how to submit something to rec.radio.info, and which answers some Frequently Asked Questions about the submission process. The first article is titled "Welcome to rec.radio.info", and it might be a good idea to check it out as well. -- How do I submit something to rec.radio.info? Two possibilities. You can use your newsreading software to just post the article to rec.radio.info, as you would do with any other newsgroup. The difference is that the software recognizes the special status of rec.radio.info as a moderated group, and will e-mail your article to us, the moderation team, instead of posting it to the group. Alternatively, you can mail your article directly to us at the following address: rec-radio-info@panix.com Mailing us directly is probably (a wee bit) faster, but using the transparency offered by the newsreading software is probably more convenient. If you have any questions, or wish to deal with some administrivia with the moderation team, we suggest mailing to the following address: rec-radio-info-request@panix.com -- How soon will I see my article appear? It depends on how busy we are. Your article reaches us as mail, we have to read it first, give it the stamp of approval, and finally send it on to the group. We will attempt to read and decide on all submissions within 72 hours at the very least, though we will probably be able to process submissions much faster in actual practice. The site from which we moderate this newsgroup, "Public Access Internet and Unix, NYC" (Panix), is directly connected to the Internet, and articles posted at that site should appear at most major news sites, including Google Groups, the same day. The principal delay, therefore, will be the wait in the moderator's submission queue. If you post a periodic article, and have shown to be trustworthy, we may allow you to post directly if the article is of a timely nature. See the section below on direct posting. -- Should my article be in a specific format? No. If it is not totally illegible, we will accept it, and if it does not have a correct subject-line we will correct it with your permission -- that's what a moderator is for. However. You could do us a big favor by making sure your article conforms to these simple requirements: 1) The article must present information, not discussion or requests, We will reject the article or require you to change the wording if it is worth it. 2) A good, descriptive Subject line. 3) Always mention what source you got the information from. 4) Don't forget to include a Followup-To header, at least if you don't want further discussion to automatically be forwarded to you, the poster, which is the default if the article is only posted to rec.radio.info. As we said: if your article is appropriate we will post it even if you don't follow these guidelines, but then don't blame us for not processing it immediately. 'Perfect' articles we can send on with a couple of keystrokes. Stuff that needs minor editing is going to have to wait until we have time to do so. Please do not waste both our and your time by posting requests, as this is an information only news group. -- What about crossposting? If you send something to rec.radio.info, just name any group you'd like to cross-post to in the Newsgroups field. Then, when we approve the article for rec.radio.info it will get automatically cross-posted to any other groups mentioned. This will also override the default Followup-To: poster, replacing it with the groups you cross posted to. We would prefer if the group be cross-posted to the various discussion groups in the rec.radio.* hierarchy that are appropriate: rec.radio.amateur.antenna Antennas: theory, techniques and construction. | rec.radio.amateur.boatanchors Vacuum tube-based amateur radio equipment. | rec.radio.amateur.digital.misc Packet radio and other digital radio modes. | rec.radio.amateur.dx Discussion, tips, notices and news for DXers. | rec.radio.amateur.equipment All about production amateur radio hardware. | rec.radio.amateur.homebrew Amateur radio construction and experimentation. | rec.radio.amateur.misc Amateur (ham) radio and related matters rec.radio.amateur.policy Amateur Radio practices, rules, etc. rec.radio.amateur.space Amateur radio transmissions through space. | rec.radio.shortwave International broadcasting on the 'HF' bands rec.radio.cb Citizens Band (27 MHz) discussion rec.radio.scanner Scanner discussions (unsupported group) or in one of the moderated groups: rec.radio.amateur.moderated Amateur radio practices, rules, etc. rec.radio.broadcasting Discussion of *domestic* radio broadcasting We will leave it up to the poster to decide which group(s) are appropriate, but reserve the right to add groups if we feel it has broader interest. We will consult with the poster first. Notes on crossposting: - rec.radio.broadcasting is also a moderated group. The rec.radio.broadcasting moderation team prefers to review all articles | before posting. Placing rec.radio.broadcasting before rec.radio.info | on the Newsgroups line should accomplish this. We will typically | abide by the rec.radio.broadcasting moderation team's decision whether | the article is appropriate for rec.radio.info. | - rec.radio.amateur.moderated is also a moderated group. As the rec.radio.amateur.moderated Moderation Team manages both rec.radio.amateur.moderated and rec.radio.info, we can manage crossposting and approvals for both newsgroups. The rec.radio.amateur.moderated group does not allow crossposting to other discussion newsgroups, whether moderated or unmoderated. However, we would like to manage rec.radio.info as consistently as possible with how it was done by previous moderators, including the grandfathering of existing regular postings. Therefore, the submitter can choose rec.radio.amateur.moderated or the other unmoderated rec.radio.amateur.* discussion newsgroups for crossposting, but not both. - Any FAQ or informational posting approved by the rec.answers/news.answers moderation team that is also crossposted to any rec.radio.* newsgroup (besides just rec.radio.info) is also automatically pre-approved for rec.radio.info. See below for more information. If you post to another moderated group, it may be better to make special arrangements with both moderators before posting by contacting us at our administrivia addresses. In addition, cross-posts do not take up extra space; modern newsreaders can be configured to show you cross-posted articles only once anyway; not everybody reads rec.radio.info; and rec.radio.info was never meant to reduce the volume of the regular discussion newsgroups. But keep in mind that some of the mail gateways may filter out the informational postings (at request of the subscribers) to keep the load down. You decide. -- I have a regular posting with timely information, can I make arrangements to help speed up delivery by posting directly from my site? Yes, there is! It may take a bit of chatter with the moderator, but we are willing to take responsible people and provide them the means of posting the articles directly from their site. We will try everything we can as we fully realize that DX (distant signal) and astronomical data can be somewhat transitory. We are also willing to allow regular posters of information the same courtesy, even if the information is not as timely. We refer to this as self-moderation, which is partly based on the model for rec.answers/news.answers. This requires cooperation and good will to be beneficial to the community in the rec.radio.* hierarchy. If you are currently maintaining (or plan to maintain) a radio-related periodic information posting, you may wish to consider crossposting it to rec.answers/news.answers. Postings that are approved by the rec.answers/news.answers moderators for this treatment are automatically pre-approved for crossposting to rec.radio.info (as the news.answers requirements are far more rigorous than the requirements this newsgroup ever plans to use). For more information about this option, consult the appropriate information articles and posting guidelines in rec.answers/news.answers. Realize also, that even if your post is not approved for rec.answers/news.answers, it can still be approved for rec.radio.info. The intention is not so much to get every last bit of radio-related information on rec.answers/news.answers, but rather to provide an alternative avenue of approval (as well as grandfather existing maintainers of radio-related information and spare them additional bureaucratic hurdles). Again, crossposting to either rec.radio.info or rec.answers/news.answers, both, or neither, is at the discretion of the poster (subject to the approval of the moderators). You decide what is most appropriate for your article. Please remember that as an information maintainer, you are not alone. There are many others on the net who maintain and post periodic information postings, using various intermediate-to-advanced features of Usenet (usually via automated tools). Various degrees of technical support and general hand-holding are available from many Usenet veterans. Send us some E-mail describing your needs to our administrative address below, and we'll try to help, or at least refer you to the right knowledgeable individual(s). -- And Follow-ups? If the only newsgroup you have specified is rec.radio.info, then the Followup-To: field will always be set to poster. If you do not want this, you must supply a Followup-To line of your own, and we will honor that one, as long as it is a subset of the original Newsgroups line. If you specify newsgroups to cross-post to, then the Followup-To field will be set to include all the cross-posted groups, excepting rec.radio.info itself. Again, if you do not wish this behavior, supply your own Followup-To line. We maintain other standards on the various RFC-1036 (news transport) header lines. For example, if the article is appropriate for passing into the Packet Radio Information Network, we encapsulate the Packet Bulletin Identifier (BID) in the Message-ID: news header line indicating the machine of origin as the ampr.org domain: Message-ID: <$opa.55.1994@ampr.org> where the Packet Radio BID, in this example, is `$OPA.55', and it was posted in the year 1994, because some of the Bid numbers are cycled yearly. Hopefully, this can be used as a key to re-introduce the articles for the Packet Radio network. Also, if the article is a repost of an already existing information article in the rec.radio heirarchy, we ensure that the References: header line is linked to that previously posted article. This also helps to tag articles, and may be used for additional filtering if needed. Since the articles are archived, please use the Summary and Keywords header lines to help one search for your article. -- Why have I received no reply from you? We never reject anything in silence, and we make a point of it to answer all our mail. However, E-mail, like a brain cell, can and does get lost, every now and again. So, if you send us something, and you don't see it appear it rec.radio.info, and you still have not heard from us in reply after say, five days, you can be pretty sure that either your mail never reached us, or that our answer has never reached you. In that case, please try again (We will filter out duplicates). Please direct any comments, questions, or criticisms about this article to rec-radio-info-request@panix.com. (Adapted, with permission, from the original article written by Mark Salyzyn, AG4YD, ex-VE6MGS.)