can I sell my Volvo here?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jan Clifford, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Jan Clifford

    Jan Clifford Guest

    Hello everyone,

    would anyone object if I tried to sell my Volvo on this newsgroup - I am
    unsure of the rules and I do not want to upset anyone.


    Do you want to help find a cure for cancer without having to spend time
    Let your computer do all the work.
    Jan Clifford, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. Go For It, "almost" everyone here enjoys having first dibs on a nice Volvo
    for sale from an individual. Make sure to include your location. If you
    have any pictures just post the link to them instead of posting them here.
    Binaries still slow down some of those who are still on dialup.
    Jack In Dallas
    Jack in Dallas, Aug 9, 2003
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  3. Jan Clifford

    Rob Guenther Guest

    ...really, binaries slow dial up?... my headers load with outlook express,
    but I only download the message, and any attachments when I click on the
    header... worked the same way with dial up... binaries were slower to load,
    obviously... but only if I clicked on them.
    Rob Guenther, Aug 9, 2003
  4. Jan Clifford

    Dave Shannon Guest

    I'd think the best way would be to set up a nice little website somewhere
    like Homestead (free) with pics, description and an email link. Then you
    could just post a link and those interested could click through. It is also
    nice to put the link in print ads so people can see what they will be
    looking at, keeps the lookyloo traffic down.

    My last ISP stripped binaries from groups that were not specifically for
    them, not sure but I think Cox does the same thing.
    Dave Shannon
    (Spring Valley CA)
    1988 240 DL 18X,XXX
    1985 240 Ti 20X,XXX
    1984 245 DL 20X,XXX
    1984 245T 19X,XXX
    '01 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 12K
    Dave Shannon, Aug 9, 2003
  5. From a point at sea, to the circles of your mind, this is Jack in

    You are quite right to say post a link to a website; never post a
    binary to a non-binary group.

    It is not really to do with dialup speed, though - that is only of
    immediate consequence to yourself. It is because you will flood the
    world's usenet servers and newsfeeds with stuff that is 100, or maybe
    1000 times bigger than a text only post.

    Many of the world's smaller news servers have a tough time keeping up
    with the growing demands of a text only service and cannot carry the
    alt.binary groups; misplaced binaries can be a real problem to them.
    Remember that there are places in the world other than America or
    Europe, where afluence makes it relatively easy to keep up with the
    growing demands of newsfeeds. Many servers on the usenet network are
    small, unfunded and noncomercial. It is also worth noting, that while
    the internet is nowadays the main way of conveying newsfeeds, it is
    not the only way.

    Usenet is not like the web, where you can publish and image, sound or
    video file onto your own server, just occupying space there, and have
    people come and download from there. Nor is it like email, where you
    post an attachment to a limited number of recipients, who delete it
    from their server when they receive it. Usenet messages get propogated
    to, and eventually occupy space on, nearly every other news server
    around the world. A few inappropriate binaries could cause havoc.

    And it doesn't end there; there are many people who seem unwilling to
    snip huge amounts of irrelevant text when replying to a newsgroup
    message (don't get me started on the top posting offenders who don't
    even realise they're doing it) - a single such reply to a message
    containing a binary would double the amount of space and bandwidth
    that the original binary used.


    Stewart Hargrave

    A lot faster than public transport

    For email, replace 'SpamOnlyToHere' with my name
    Stewart Hargrave, Aug 9, 2003
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