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[ONAG] ott.business.ads Charter/FAQ

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Gordon Dewis

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Charter for ott.business.ads newsgroup
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Original author: Gordon Dewis <gor...@pinetree.org>
Original date: Jan 24, 1996
Revised on: $Date: 1998/08/16 15:44:24 $
Revision: $Revision: 1.5.1.2 $

ott.business.ads was created in response to a proposal by Joshua Gilbert
<ba...@freenet.carleton.ca> and the subsequent discussions on ott.online,
ott.general and by the Ottawa News Administrators Group (ONAG) during
January 1996. A vote was held by ONAG members and it was decided that the
group warranted creation.

ott.business.ads is an unmoderated newsgroup where commercial posters in
ott.* should post their advertisements and similar messages of a
commercial nature. Discussions about the advertisements or companies are
not appropriate in this group.

Messages posted to ott.business.ads which are crossposted to other groups
will be cancelled. This includes messages crossposted to other groups in
the ott.business.ads hierarchy. The purpose of this group is to provide a
focused forum for miscellaneous commercial postings. Commercial
computer-related postings belong in ott.business.ads.computing.

Commercial messages posted to other ott.* groups will be cancelled,
regardless of whether they are posted in ott.business.ads as well, either
by crossposting or multiposting.

Commercial messages include messages which advertise a product or service
offered by a company or an individual.

One exception to this is a company which is selling non-commercial items
such as a spare (read: used) office chair if the company does not normally
sell such articles. For example, if a company generates its revenues by
selling computer parts and happens to have a spare chair it wishes to
sell, it would be permissible for the company to post a message in
ott.forsale.other, rather than ott.business.ads. Cross-posting rules, as
defined above, apply.

Should you have any questions about this charter, please email:
on...@pinetree.org

Gordon Dewis

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