Large binary posts do not belong in unmoderated discussion groups.
Please read this entire message, the Bincancel FAQ, and the complete
report (see below) before following up to or responding to this article.
As a service to, and with the cooperation of, other news administrators,
I run a program that searches for, and issues advisory cancels for,
large binaries in the akr, biz, comp, humanities, misc, news, rec,
sci, soc, and talk hierarchies.
I have issued 9 cancels for large binary files (average size 166,881
characters - total size 1,501,927 characters) posted to 9 different
unmoderated discussion groups in the misc, rec, and soc hierarchies
(with cross-posts into into alt and t-netz groups) as follows:
The unnumbered newsgroups in the list are not separate posts, but
are cross-postings of the articles represented by the preceeding
numbered items. Cross-posting may lead to cancels in non-targeted
groups as a consequence of the way cross-posts work. A cross-posted
article has only one Message-ID. When it is canceled from one
group it is canceled from all groups.
This pointer is being posted to each affected group listed above,
with the exception of test groups. Follow-ups are directed to
If you want to see exactly which file was deleted from a particular
group, read the full report in news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins. The
full report can also be found in news.lists.filters and alt.retromod.
Look for AR879 in the subject, or, if your reader supports it,
The criteria used to search for this batch of large binaries were:
NEWSGROUPS: Unmoderated akr, biz, comp, humanities, misc, news,
rec, sci, soc, or talk (except for comp.binaries.apple2,
comp.bugs.2bsd, rec.collecting.stamps, and
BINARY: base64, binhex, uuencode, and xbtoa encoded files, etc.
SIZE: > 100,000 characters [(size * (# of parts - .5)), if multi-part]
If you must post a binary to Usenet, please post it *only* to an
appropriate binaries newsgroup such as alt.binaries.misc, and do *not*
crosspost it to non-binaries groups. Then, if you like, post something
in the appropriate discussion group telling people where to find the
binary in the binaries group (a pointer to the binary). This will
permit news administrators and users to decide for themselves whether
to receive the binary files.
For more information about binary cancels, see the bincancel FAQ,
Please direct public feedback to news.admin.net-abuse.usenet and private
feedback to . In the interests of preventing
cross-posted flame wars, please honor the followup-to header and do
*not* cross-post your reply to multiple groups. Thank you for your
Richard E. Depew, Munroe Falls, OH (home)
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