group limitations?

Excuse my lack of familiarity. Does this group limit use of attachments? I submitted a post earlier that included a scanned sketch and it hasn't posted.
Just wonderin'
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On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:00:22 -0500, RonB wrote:

It ain't "this group". The alt.binaries groups are designated for this purpose. Most ISP's will trash a binary attachment post to a non binary group. Specifically, there are two other groups - (ABPW) alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking and (ABPF) alt.binaries.pictures.furniture that you should use to post pictures and other binary attachments. The alternative is to put your stuff on a web site and post the link here or in the other mentioned groups.
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Yup. If there's not a .binaries at the end of the group name, attachments will (and should be) stripped.
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Depends upon the news server -- some strip binaries in non-binary groups, others don't.
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Well, the problem is (speaking from the "server guy" perspective here) that a certain amount of space is allocated for Usenet articles. Even a small-ish image will take up more space than dozens of text articles, and if you get someone posting a 500K image (not unusual by any means), it'll take up enough room to displace hundreds of articles.
From a user perspective, this means that text articles will expire (fall off the server) sooner, because the room has to come from somewhere. It's also not unheard of for newsadmins to drop a newsgroup that gets binaries posted to it frequently. The easiest solution from an administration standpoint (because it's fully automatable) is to strip binary attachments, or to drop the message they were attached to entirely.
If anyone wants to post a picture or three and they don't have a webserver, drop me an email and I'll put it up for you. I wonder if a webpage that archives the images into the woodworking images binaries group would be useful?
Dave Hinz
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