Binaries Allowed?

Are small binaries allowed on this newsgroup to illustrate a question?
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No, but you can provide a link.
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I've seen them occasionally. Though I'm not a moderator or anything here.
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Jim Thompson wrote:

If you don't have a website where you can post a photo, you should be able to find a newsgroup where you can post it. It will start with alt.binaries....
You probably already know this, but I'm posting just in case you don't.
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On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 14:01:43 -0700, Jim Thompson

The last guy that did it, was shot by the mob the next day. They left a note behind saying "killed because of posting binaries on alt.home.repair".
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I think the main reason no binaries are permitted is because most people have dial up internet connections and the additional bytes would take up too much time. Not an issue with broadband. A small binary every now and then wont hurt.

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Many news servers do not allow binaries in non-binary news groups--they simply strip 'em out (so many folks will not see your attached illustrations).
But then they keep text-only news groups on the server far longer than they keep binary groups. For example, on Giganews I get 5 months retention on text-only groups, but only 2 weeks of binary retention (when last I checked).
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BTW here is an example of a link. Poor photos of my cats.
http://home.columbus.rr.com/sligo /
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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:13:50 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

Huh? I only see their names and no pictures......
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That could be any of several problems. It does work for me, at least every time I have tried it. It possible my host was having problems, or more likely something to do with the software you are using, some configuration of that software or something on your computer or some security settings on your computer or your IP. You would not be an AOL customer would you? It looks like you are using Yahoo for reading the messages.
Have you had other problems following links or displaying photos on line?
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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:13:50 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

Cute. They look as if they're planning something devastating.
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They often are.
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As I understand it, many newsreaders can not read binary files. So, anyone who sends binary files, may get to only a few people who have readers that can read them.
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question?
If the newsgroup name contains the word "binaries" then they are allowed. Posting binaries in non-binary groups risks having servers drop the groups, as many servers have severe limits on binaries.
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On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 14:01:43 -0700, Jim Thompson
In general, newsgroups without 'binaries' in their name do not welcome binary posts of any size/sort. Nor HTML 'Plain text' allows everyone to view posts and not spend a lot of time (and money, in many situations) downloading. Many ISPs provide hosting space for posting graphics, and supplying a link to these is fine. Don't know if there's an alt.binaries.home.repair, but perhaps you could post a picture to some generic binary group and refer to it.
Frustrating, I know. It's often easier to draw a picture/diagram than describe in words. Kind of you to ask first before sending a 5000-'line' post.
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