|FAQ Table of Contents|
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR THE NEWSGROUP?
|(last updated October 17, 2006)|
|Welcome to rec.music.filk.|
First, to quote the charter: Rec.music.filk is for discussion of filk (the musical genre which originated in the science fiction/ fantasy and related fan communities, often characterized by elements of the fantastic, science, humor, parody, futurism, and related interests), items related to filk, and posting filksongs and poetry. Posts must not include outright profanity or bawdy ballads (there is an existing mailing list for the latter). ALL MATERIAL POSTED must be things the poster has the right to publish thanks to personal authorship, express permission of the author or copyright holder, public domain status, "anonymous" authorship [do check first] or the like. When in doubt, don't post it. Be sure to give copyright data, if any.
Information on upcoming conventions with any filk involvement are allowed, as are announcements of new filk projects and album releases, or other filk-related items. Take active sales elsewhere, such as to private e-mail. No other advertising is allowed. Filk dealers' names and addresses can be found in the FAQ; those wishing to be added should contact the keeper of the FAQ.
end quote of charter (for the whole thing click here.)
Note:the bawdy mailing list vanished some time ago; these days alt.music.filk is used for posting bawdy ballads.
|Rules/Customs of FILK/rec.music.filk. With the link to the FIDOnet FILK echo shut down as of November 1, 2001, I don't have to moderate this thing any more, though I reserve the right to issue occasional Kabong (see rule 4). Of course anybody else who sees things go screamingly off topic has the right to do that too.|
|Kay Shapero, Ye Keeper of the FAQ.|