Hi there --=20
Perhaps you are unaware about how Usenet works. This newsgroup is part
of the Usenet. Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It
consists of a set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified
hierarchically by subject. Groups have charters which determine their
use and function. This particular group is part of the textiles
hierarchy, and is a discussion-only group. As such, ads are not welcome
Anyone who doesn't know, or if a first time poster should read the
newsgroup rules....a perfectly appropriate thing to do is ask members if
posting an ad is acceptable....before actually posting it.
Quote from the FAQ: "NO Advertising. NONE. No commercial ads, no auction
notices, no ebay announcements, no "for sale" private party ads, no
links to a commercial site; nothing. There are marketplace groups for
"Advertising is widely seen as an 'off-topic' intrusion into thediscussions of any particular newsgroup (newsgroup is the Usenet wordfor discussion group or bulletin board). Each newsgroup has a specificset of subjects it is intended to cover, and in order for newsgroups tofunction as effective discussion forums, it is important that peoplestay 'on-topic'. If everyone disregarded the particular topics eachnewsgroup is intended to cover and simply posted whatever they wantedwherever they want, the entire system would break down. "=46rom Google groups (which provides a web-based portal to Usenet):
"Please don't use Usenet as an advertising medium. Advertisements onUsenet are rarely appreciated. In general, the louder or moreinappropriate the ad is, the more antagonism it stirs up. Just think howannoying it is to you to have your evening meal interrupted by atelemarketer. The feeling is the same when someone posts inappropriatecommercial messages in a newsgroup. If in doubt, don't do it."