This article is based on material authored by members of the news.newusers.questions Moderation Board and nnq-workers mailing list, particularly by Dennis D. Calhoun (until 2005) and Thor Kottelin (since 2007).

Advertising and selling

The newsgroup news.newusers.questions is not for the buying and selling of any items.

For general sales, you may want the newsgroup, or a group that ends in .forsale or .marketplace.

If you want to find a place to advertise or sell items that are more specific, you should not post them to any and every newsgroup available to you. Many newsgroup hierarchies have separate groups for buying, selling and advertising. Newsgroups may have special restrictions as to what types of ads can be posted to the group, and how often they can be posted there.

Your best bet is to ask the members of the newsgroup whether advertisements are permitted in their group, and where ads or sales posts could be posted instead. If you are polite, the readers will be more than happy to help you!

For more information, please read Advertising on Usenet: How To Do It, How Not To Do It by Joel K. Furr.

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