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Ed Mullikin
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      12-11-2003
Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
completely ignorant.


 
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Miggsee
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      12-11-2003
Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group is
a text only group. Please adhere to text only.

Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check your
server for such news groups.

"Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
> binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
> completely ignorant.
>
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Ed Mullikin
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      12-11-2003
I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
Thanks

"Miggsee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

is
> a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
>
> Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

your
> server for such news groups.
>
> "Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
> > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
> > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
> > completely ignorant.
> >
> >

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Aristiana
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      12-11-2003
"alt" doesn not mean binary. It only mean "alt".

All those starting by "alt.binaries" are binary.

"Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
> Thanks
>
> "Miggsee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bra80u$167q7$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

> is
> > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
> >
> > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

> your
> > server for such news groups.
> >
> > "Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
> > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
> > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
> > > completely ignorant.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

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Ken Briscoe
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      12-11-2003
> I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
> Thanks


"alt" really doesn't have any significance in terms of binaries. Most
binary newsgroups will begin with "alt.binary" or "alt.binaries". If it
doesn't, a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
(attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so (say we need a
screenshot to help you....this request is pretty rare, but it does happen
from time to time)

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Miggsee
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      12-11-2003
You're welcome!

"Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:Lu1Cb.586$hf1.334@lakeread06...
> I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
> Thanks
>
> "Miggsee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bra80u$167q7$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

> is
> > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
> >
> > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

> your
> > server for such news groups.
> >
> > "Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
> > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
> > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
> > > completely ignorant.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

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Miggsee
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      12-11-2003
Screen shots should be posted to the web, for this group.No attachments.

tinw

"Ken Briscoe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
> > Thanks

>
> "alt" really doesn't have any significance in terms of binaries. Most
> binary newsgroups will begin with "alt.binary" or "alt.binaries". If it
> doesn't, a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
> (attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so (say we need a
> screenshot to help you....this request is pretty rare, but it does happen
> from time to time)
>
> --
>
> KB - MCNGP #26
>
> first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
>
>



 
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Miggsee
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      12-11-2003
**often**
<shaking head>

"Aristiana" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "alt" doesn not mean binary. It only mean "alt".
>
> All those starting by "alt.binaries" are binary.
>
> "Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:Lu1Cb.586$hf1.334@lakeread06...
> > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
> > Thanks
> >
> > "Miggsee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:bra80u$167q7$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> > > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news

group
> > is
> > > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
> > >
> > > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

> > your
> > > server for such news groups.
> > >
> > > "Ed Mullikin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
> > > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not

a
> > > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
> > > > completely ignorant.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
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-= Hawk =-
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      12-11-2003
On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:15:54 -0500, "Ken Briscoe"
<(E-Mail Removed)> scribbled:

>a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
>(attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so


Anyone requesting someone post a binary file here is
as idiotic as the people posting them. This is NOT a
binaries group. Binaries do NOT belong here, period.

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Ken Briscoe
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      12-11-2003
> Anyone requesting someone post a binary file here is
> as idiotic as the people posting them. This is NOT a
> binaries group. Binaries do NOT belong here, period.



Agreed, but I've seen it done in this group, as well as other non-binaries.
A link to the appropriate screenshot is much better.

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