Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
Advertising hype is especially frowned on. Stick to technical facts with a minimum of "pitch." Obnoxious or inappropriate announcements or articles that violate this policy will generally be rejected.
The Internet, when used properly, is a great way to find customers and sell your wares, whatever they may be. (Several examples of online products and services follow.) But beware: if you don't heed the Internet's culture, the masses will turn on you, doing your business more harm than good.
An excellent place to look for more information on Internet advertising is Michael Strangelove's "Advertising on the Internet" FAQ document. You can obtain this document by sending e-mail to Michael directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get the comp.newprod FAQ by FTP
rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/news.answers/newprodA larger area for commercial postings is the biz news hierarchy. There's a FAQ for this group, too, available by FTP
rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/news.answers/biz-config-faqHere's the introduction to the newsgroups from that document:
"Biz" is a hierarchy of newsgroups that are carried and propagated by sites interested in the world of business products around them Ñ in particular, computer products and services. This includes product announcements, announcements of fixes and enhancements, product reviews, and postings of demo software. While not supporting the electronic equivalent of a newspaper ad, the "biz" hierarchy is specifically intended to carry traffic of a commercial, factual, and often technical nature. Thus, some sites that operate under restrictions against carrying such traffic may not be able to carry the hierarchy.
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