[This is a fast-access FAQ excerpt.]
-1. For those who have asked for a URL for the newsgroup, I'll
0. Yes, I know that this file is too big for some newsreaders. If
you are cursed with such a newsreader, you can ftp this file from
"rtfm.mit.edu", directory "pub/usenet/alt.usage.english", file
"alt.usage.english_FAQ". (It's also on the World Wide Web:
[See page Places to find Mark Israel's FAQ on this site for
places to find the FAQ on the web.]
Or you can send me [...] e-mail and I'll send it
to you in pieces. Sorry for the inconvenience, but there are
more of us who appreciate the convenience of a single file.
[The e-mail address given is no longer current.]
1. Please send suggestions/flames/praise to me by e-mail rather than
post them to the newsgroup. The purpose of an FAQ file is to
reduce traffic, not increase it.
2. This is in no sense an "official" FAQ file. Feel free to start
your own. I certainly can't stop you.
3. Please don't expect me to add a topic unless (a) you're willing
to contribute the entry for that topic; (b) the topic has come up
at least twice in the newsgroup, *or* the entry gives information
that cannot readily be found elsewhere; and (c) if the topic has
been controversial in the newsgroup, your entry attempts to
represent conflicting points of view. Thanks to all who *have*