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4.2 So what is acceptable newsgroup-type behavior? (alt.fan.conan-obrien)




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This article is from the Conan O'Brien FAQ, by Joseph Gebis j-gebis@uiuc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

4.2 So what is acceptable newsgroup-type behavior? (alt.fan.conan-obrien)

The newsgroup welcomes any intelligent discussion about the show, its
cast and crew, or tangential information about any of the above. It is
asked that basic rules of netiquette are followed pertaining to things
like the prohibition of all caps, multiple postings of the same message,
etc. Spams, velveta, and other inappropriate or illegal postings (like
ponzi schemes) are also obviously prohibited.

Criticism *is* allowed, but not flames. The newsgroup would get
boring if all it contained was mindless praise. The difference is that
criticism requires an ounce of thought and can lead to a discussion, while
flaming lacks any mental effort. Criticism is: "I don't like Conan's
style of humor because..." Flaming is: "You're all dorks for watching
this show."

Do *not* post joke or sketch ideas for "Late Night" to the newsgroup.
People from the show do occassionally read and post to the group and
would have to stop for legal reasons if unpublished comedy material were
posted to the group. The only acceptable way to submit comedy ideas to
the show is through their offices and via an agent.

 

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