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  • public.books is the section devoted to questions related to Marco's Delphi books - Mastering Delphi (all editions) (MDx) - Delphi Develoepr's Handbook (DDH) - Essential Pascal (EP). Please specify the book you are referring to in the caption, possibily using the short versions above (MDx, DDH, EP).
  • public.cantools hosts technical questions about the tools you can download from Marco's Web site...
  • public.delphi hosts technical questions about Delphi. Books and general messages should go to the proper areas, instead.
  • public.non-technical hosts general, non-technical questions about Borland, programming, Marco, Italy, whatever you want (as happens on the non-tech sections of Borland newsgroup). Please keep Delphi discussions and book discussions in the proper areas.

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  • Title properly: don't use the title "help", "error", "what's wrong", but use a specific title describing the problem in short.
  • Limit Off-Topic: non-Delphi discussion can be fine, if limited. Mark the messages with "OT" in the title and avoid getting personal. In case a discussion becomes personal, please continue it through email.


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