bincancel:27 large binaries:AR1223:@@NCM

bincancel:27 large binaries:AR1223:@@NCM

Post by Richard E. Dep » Sat, 12 Jul 1997 04:00:00

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, nz, rec,
sci, soc, and talk hierarchies.

I have issued 27 cancels for large binary files (average size 104,196
characters - total size 2,813,300 characters) posted to 9 different
unmoderated discussion groups in the misc, rec, and soc hierarchies
as follows:
  10 rec.crafts.beads
   8 rec.crafts.dollhouses
   1 soc.culture.venezuela
   1 soc.culture.spain
   1 rec.woodworking
   1 rec.arts.movies.production
   1 misc.emerg-services

This pointer is being posted to each affected group listed above.
Follow-ups are directed to

If you want to see exactly which file was deleted from a particular
group, read the full report in  The
full report can also be found in news.lists.filters and alt.retromod.
Look for AR1223 in the subject, or, if your reader supports it,

The criteria used to search for this batch of large binaries were:
   NEWSGROUPS: Unmoderated groups in the akr, biz, comp, humanities,
               misc, news, rec, nz, sci, soc, and talk hierarchies
               (except for comp.binaries.apple2, comp.bugs.2bsd, and
   BINARY: base64, binhex, uuencode, and xbtoa encoded files, etc.
   SIZE: > 100,000 characters [(size * (# of parts - .5)), if multi-part]

For more information about binary cancels, see the bincancel FAQ,

Please direct public feedback to and private

cross-posted flame wars, please honor the followup-to header and do
*not* cross-post your reply to multiple groups.  Thank you for your

Best wishes,

It's over, and can't be helped, and that's one consolation, as they
  always say in Turkey, when they cut the wrong man's head off''
  -- Charles***ens, _The Pickwick Papers_