Is there a certain binary that NG members use to post pictures
I posted a picture here once on a binary garden group, which was all I
knew, and had my head handed to me.
I just looked at ALL the binaries in "all groups", but did not find
what I wanted. They are mostly porn, with a few technical,
Would like to have a binary I can use to post repair problems.
I don't think anyone would mind if you posted a LINK to a photo. An actual
photo attachment would get me pissed off, too many spammers and kiddie
script hackers use attachments to trojan horse computers.
That's what I DID!
I know better than to attach binaries to a NG message. Yet somebody
did get starchy about going to a garden NG to retrieve the picture.
Can't win...! Been terrified ever since to post a pic with link to a
Don't use a newsgroup to post your pics.
Get a free account here:
to upload photos to.
Then simply post the Link in your newsgroup message.
You can also use it to "send" photos to family/friends
without the wasteful e-mail attachments.
I DON'T! My message must have been unclear.
I posted a LINK to a binary picture account.
It worked; I got responses.
I also got a snotty message not to send people
to a garden picture NG. Big f***ing deal!
One snotty message is just one idiot with nothing better to do than
harass people. Forget about it. You did fine. If all the regulars in
the group let you have it, you'd have something to think about.
On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 16:30:40 -0700, aspasia wrote:
Was the question you asked on alt.home.repair relevant to and one you
also asked on the garden group?
If not, that's the big objection, that the garden group has to put up
with your attachment when the question isn't addressed to them and
might not even be relevant to them. For people who are regular
readers of a group, and who dl all the headers AND bodies for that
group, they have to dl your doggone binary.
Is the ng moderated? If not,they would probably prohibit binaries
themselves and ask for web links if anyone was in charge. (AFAICT, no
one is actually in charge of non-moderated groups. Rather amazing!)
Many ISPs give you your own webspace for no additional cost and there
are various webpages that allow you to post pictures. tinypic is the
only one I remember, and it doesn't work really well for me, iirc, in
that sometimes the picture doesn't download to my browser, but maybe
that is my problem and there are certainly others that work fine for
me. Posters here often refer us to pictures they have posted on the
I've done it, and there is far more rummaging involved in looking for
a picture on a newsgroup than on the web.
Almost all Usenet users read with an offline news reader, so they have
to go through 3 or 4 steps to find the ng you have chosen. Then they
have to download an unknown number of headers to find the thread,
perhaps use the Search function which I never use and don't know how
for News, then realize that the ng involved gets a lot of traffic and
I'll have to dl more than 200 headers to find the thread I want, maybe
more than 1000. Then I have to dl the body, then click on the body's
attachment and hope it comes up in my browser.
Believe you me, a link to the web is far easier. It's one step
instead of about 10.
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