On Sun, 16 Jan 2000 19:04:00 GMT, Renald Levesque
>Why a graphic group would be a non binaries group? It defies all logical
>explanations, doesn't it? I have tried to find an answer to that one,
>and there are only 2 that I can imagine:
>- Graphics people have their computer doing graphics full time (not time
>for chat) and access newsgroups with an Army Surplus Teletype.
>- Graphics people enjoy flaming wars more than they do graphics. That
>would explain the threads that drag on for weeks, sometimes months.
>:o) :o) :o)
Neither, although there seems to have been much more of the second
than usual recently.
This group was designated from the beginning as a Q&A group. It was
decided that it was very important that the postings stay on the ISP's
for as long a period as possible. Many ISP's set the length of time
of retention to the amount of space the group uses. A single graphics
posting can cause hundreds of answers and discussion to be pushed off
the various ISP's, rendering research difficult.
ISP's also keep checking discussion groups, which is what this group
is, looking for groups which become de facto binary groups, and apply
a different set of controls to those groups.
If you really want, you can petition the News Group control to start a
new News group for PSP which allows binaries, but be advised they
don't want to dilute the effect of the NG's by creating too many NG's.
The first question they're going to ask is why existing NG's can't be
used for the proposed group. It's not impossible, the Simpsons group
recently got their own binary NG for images and sound clips.
If you want to do this, then I'll even sign the petition, and frequent
the trial group while awaiting final decision. However, that's not
going to change this group.
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