> If I'm not mistaken, I believe I've seen messages posted here with JPG's
> embedded. I just clicked on the embedded filename and the image came up
> on my browser. How does one make such a post?
Posting binaries on a discussion newsgroup (like this one) is usually
considered a Bad Thing. It can cause a significant blip in the traffic
level, in terms of megabytes, and worse it can spread -- that is, you
post one binary, and that isn't all that bad (after all, it's only
40k). Then someone else posts a bigger one. Still, it was only one,
and it was only 131k. Pretty soon, we're seeing a dozen megs a day of
binaries, and sysadmins notice that our group is carrying far more
traffic than it was a few months ago -- and the traffic is all pictures,
at least on a per-megabyte comparison. Some sysadmins, always cramped
for newsgroup storage space, may shorten the expiration time for the
group (there are several dedicated binaries groups that have expire
times as short as two hours on Netcom, which is one of the biggest
players in personal Internet service outside the "information services"
like AOL and Prodigy). Other sysadmins might just drop the group
entirely -- which will also drop it from any system they feed it to.
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost..."
In their castle beyond night
Gather the Gods in Darkness;
And darkness weaves with many shades. -- fragment attributed to Opyros
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