Before you post a large article

Index as: Usenet post ; large articles ; Usenet binaries ; Usenet etiquette]

Usenet is designed to share messages and information that many others intend to read and use. If you are posting something large, you should remember:

Graphics, sounds, binaries
Because of the increased size of messages which contain binary data, there are specific Usenet groups which should be used to post and read them. These are generally newsgroups organized under "alt.binaries."

It is considered very bad etiquette to place binary content in other groups. The Usenet community has developed some conventions in handling large messages. Binary posts in other news groups create trouble in many places at once. Don't do it!

Also, not everyone is using a news reader which can decode binaries. If you say it in pictures, they will only get a large screen of unintelligible text. They will get annoyed at you.

More Detailed Topics
Usenet RKT: Posting etiquette
Usenet RKT: Can't view graphics and attachments

Overview and Related Topics
Usenet RKT: Is Usenet safe?
Usenet RKT: Is it safe to post?
Usenet RKT: How do I create an article?

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