Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

Put your picture(s) on a web site (i.e. forum website or your own) and
provide the URL to it in your message to the rsu mailing list/
rec.sport.unicycling/forums.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
unicycling (rsu) mailing list owner & rec.sport.unicycling proponent
mailto:rsu-request@unicycling.org?subject=help
http://www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu/
news:rec.sport.unicycling

Is this directed at users of the newsgroup rec.sports.unicycling, to users of your email gateway or whom?

Of course I will, but can I ask why?

Thanks,
Andrew

To those on the newsgroup and the mailing list. Forum users can add attachments to the posts without problems as just a link is included when sent to the newsgroup and email list.

Re: Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 15:15:09 -0500, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
wrote:

>Put your picture(s) on a web site (i.e. forum website or your own) and
>provide the URL to it in your message to the rsu mailing list/
>rec.sport.unicycling/forums.

Ken, I think you mean to ask not to send pictures to the NEWSGROUP
r.s.u.? That would be a legitimate request. Conversely, I think that
sending pictures to the FORUM r.s.u. is perfectly acceptable or am I
missing something?

As far as I am aware, no pictures have recently been sent to the
newsgroup.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“the helmet is to protect the brain, not replace it. - iunicycle”

Re: Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

>Of course I will, but can I ask why?

Attachments are not permitted on most newsgroups (including
rec.sport.unicycling) to reduce the bandwidth usage of news
servers. The more bandwidth that is used, the fewer newgroups the
servers can transmit to other servers and users.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
unicycling (rsu) mailing list owner & rec.sport.unicycling proponent
mailto:rsu-request@unicycling.org?subject=help
http://www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu/
news:rec.sport.unicycling

Re: Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

Occasionally people forget and accidentally attach images to the post
directly. See for instance David Stone’s recent post “flaming puck photo.”
Of course in this case it’s not that big of a deal since it’s a 23kb
attachment, but Ken is exactly right - all text all the time in these
newsgroups. Use the forum as Gilby says, and everyone sees photos and is
happy while keeping the load on the news servers low.

There have been infamous examples of anti-social people persisting in
attaching images in other newsgroups, but it’s never been much of a problem
here.

—Nathan

“Klaas Bil” <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:3f32c8c8.8940532@newszilla.xs4all.nl…
> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 15:15:09 -0500, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Put your picture(s) on a web site (i.e. forum website or your own) and
> >provide the URL to it in your message to the rsu mailing list/
> >rec.sport.unicycling/forums.
>
> Ken, I think you mean to ask not to send pictures to the NEWSGROUP
> r.s.u.? That would be a legitimate request. Conversely, I think that
> sending pictures to the FORUM r.s.u. is perfectly acceptable or am I
> missing something?
>
> As far as I am aware, no pictures have recently been sent to the
> newsgroup.

Re: Re: Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

Thanks Nathan. I have missed that one alltogether on my news server. I don’t think it got deleted because of the attachment, or would that be a possibility?

Klaas Bil

Re: Please do not send picture attachments to rsu

>On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 15:15:09 -0500, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
>wrote:

>>Put your picture(s) on a web site (i.e. forum website or your own) and
>>provide the URL to it in your message to the rsu mailing list/
>>rec.sport.unicycling/forums.

>Ken, I think you mean to ask not to send pictures to the NEWSGROUP
>r.s.u.? That would be a legitimate request. Conversely, I think that
>sending pictures to the FORUM r.s.u. is perfectly acceptable or am I
>missing something?

The request was directed to the rsu mailing list,
rec.sport.unicycling newsgroup and unicyclist.com forums.

I was wrong to include the forums in this request:
Gilby has made it clear that unicyclist.com forum users can use
attachments, since the software automatically converts the attachment to
a URL reference before being sent to the newsgroup or mailing list.

The rsu mailing list is restricted from sending attachments, since
there is a bi-directional gateway between the rsu mailing list and
rec.sport.unicycling newsgroup.

>As far as I am aware, no pictures have recently been sent to the
>newsgroup.

A message with an attachment was sent to the rsu mailing list a few days
ago. It should have also appeared on rec.sport.unicycling via the
gateway.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
unicycling (rsu) mailing list owner & rec.sport.unicycling proponent
mailto:rsu-request@unicycling.org?subject=help
http://www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu/
news:rec.sport.unicycling

I really don’t know what any of that means, but as long as I’m posting through unicyclist.com, I can keep posting photos in the forums, right? I just want to make sure for all of us who are less tech-savvy.

Yes.

The only concern when attaching a picture to a forum post is to resize the picture to 640x480 or less, and to recompress the JPG to get the size down to 40K or less. Pictures bigger than 640x480 mess up the formatting in the web forum and make it harder to read the thread. Files bigger than 40K or so get to be annoying for the people with a dial-up connection.