Announcement of creation of uk.culture.language.english


A new English-oriented newsgroup, uk.culture.language.english, was announced in alt.usage.english and other groups on 16 November 1999. During the first year of its existence, it showed a volume of roughly 400 to 1000 postings per month, not including crosspostings to AUE or AEU.

Here is the text of the announcement, including the charter for the group:

From: Charles Lindsey acting as control <>
Subject: Charter for uk.culture.language.english
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 15:35:40 GMT
The newgroup message for uk.culture.language.english has just been issued.
For your newsgroups file:
uk.culture.language.english	English language use and abuse
Charter for unmoderated group uk.culture.language.english
This newsgroup is for the discussion of use and abuse of the English
language, as used in the UK, including serious and humorous examples,
likes and dislikes, and the evolution of English.
Comparisons with English as used elsewhere are permitted, but posts
based on advocacy of alternative forms, or other languages, are off-
Advertising is forbidden.
Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
forbidden.  Such material belongs on a web or ftp site to which
a pointer may be posted.  Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP)
may be used where authentication is important and should be as
short as possible.
Posts must be readable as plaintext.  HTML, RTF and similarly
formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make your newsreader
comply with this, read <>.
Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their
"postmaster" and/or Service Provider.
	Chris Croughton <e-mail>