I usually look at http://www.delorie.com/wood/abpw /
to see the latest stuff posted to alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking,
but for the past couple of days I get nothing there, just
the page header and footer. Is it just me, or anyone
else having this problem?
FYI, from the 'dirty tricks' department:
Find a moribund newsgroup that your ISP _does_ carry.
Then *CROSS-POST*(1) your picture to =that= group _and_ a.b.p.w.
Your ISP will accept the message, and pass it on, because it is posted to a
group that they _do_ carry.
When they do that, they do 'preserve' the "invalid" (on their system),
group(s) for that article.
Thus, when it hits the "wider" world, it makes it to a.b.p.w.
*OR* you _could_ just =ASK= your ISP to add a.b.p.w to the list of newsgroups
they do carry.
(1) "Cross-post" -- to send _one_ copy of an article, with multiple newsgroups
listed on the "Newsgroup:" header line. Anybody reading _any_ of the
newsgroups so listed will see the article. With _most_ newsreaders, though,
once they see that particular article in _one_ newsgroup, they will *NOT*
see it in the others. Newsreader software is 'smart' about this kind of
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Bonomi) wrote in
That gets it to the newsgroup. And when I download the headers, I promptly
filter out articles with irrelevant crossposts. a.b.p.w. had that nasty
infestation recently, and filters made it at least somewhat tolerable.
But this is a clever idea. And I'm certain that there is a workaround.
How many of you have ISP's that don't support abpw?
It wouldn't be that difficult to set up a site that allowed you to post
pictures along with grabbing what's on abpw now (like what delorie is
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