alt.fan.pratchett : What Is AFP?

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Beginner's Guide to alt.fan.pratchett

  1. alt.fan.pratchett has been in existence since Thursday 30 January 1992.

  2. alt.fan.pratchett is a text-only non-moderated newsgroup on Usenet. Usenet and newsgroups is not the same as World Wide Web. World Wide Web is not the same as the Internet. Please read How do I Read and Post to AFP?.

  3. You don't have to like Terry Pratchett - famous author, OBE - to be here but it helps.

  4. alt.fan.pratchett is frequented by a large diverse group of people on the same planet.

  5. You don't have to like people to be here but it helps.

  6. Because alt.fan.pratchett has a lot of traffic, it helps if you follow a few guidelines when posting. This makes it easier for others to read and respond to your posts.

    1. Each post should have:

      • a subject line.

      • a Tag-indicator at the beginning of the subject line, e.g.

        [I] = Irrelevant to Terry Pratchett, or
        [R] = Relevant to Terry Pratchett.

        For the complete list, see The Subject Tags FAQ

    2. When replying to a previous post:

      • quote the text you are responding to above your reply, because the quoted text provides the context for the response.

      • If parts of the quoted text are not relevant to your response, please <snip> them out and indicate that you have done so.

      • make it clear who wrote what, by attributing quoted text to its author.

    3. For readability, please keep your posts to a maximum of 72 characters width.

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      An easy way to do this is to type in a fixed-width font (e.g. Courier). Please do not use l33tsp34k or text-messaging conventions.

    4. If you use a signature for your posts, please keep it to a maximum of 4-line height.

    5. Discussions of recent books (or other works), by Terry Pratchett (or other authors), should include a spoiler warning followed by 20 blank lines before the start of discussion.

  7. You don't have to read the FAQs before you join the group, but it helps.

Welcome to a.f.p.


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