IMAGES I LIKE, PICS OF MY ENGINES AND PHOTOS I HAVE TAKEN
A FEW RECENT IMAGES FROM THE GROUP AS EXAMPLES OF GOOD POSTS
LINK TO MY HOME PAGE, ENGINES AND WEBSITE WORK IN PROGRESS
We have varied interests spanning many fields and also have a lively interest in other peoples hobbies and trades, the common threads are that all of us at one time or another have looked in wonder at a piece of our engineering heritage, got the odd funny look from "normal" people whist we are up to our knees in frost covered mud rescuing a bit of treasure, or piece of rusty scrap to "normal" people, those and had the pitying look from the long suffering wife .
This group allows any vintage engineering related pictures to be posted, most people have something which
could be described as engineering they treasure
or covet or admire so this should be a popular self sustaining group.
The picking of the alt.binaries.images hierachy is deliberate as we have other groups in the same hierachy on other subjects and find that the majority of spam seems to pass this hierachy by.
Moderation is in my experience not required if sufficent resources are
put to spam extermination when it appears.
As to the definition of vintage I prefer 25 years or older ( so i am vintage ! ) but really its of no importance the reason for it being in the name is to set the right tone in the group and deter company based interlopers and spammers.
All of us have pictures from shows and rallies, old books, plans, instruction manuals etc which are never ending source of pictures for this kind of group, pictures which if examined to be placed on a website would be discarded as not good enough. All these pictures have a audience and with the cost of scanners in freefall it is a waste not to give others a chance to see them, and you never know what memories might come back which may be of vital importance to another viewer.
The proposed rules
No crossposting ever, reason being that if they cannot be bothered to only speak to us they are not worth listening to.
No spam with the exception that ads from commercial organisations allowed only with the prior approval by email of a regular poster, anything dubious would need more than one approval, this would remove the need for moderating which at best is a thankless task and at worst brings censorship / netgods / spellfiends / meglomaniacs into the group there are enough of those about on the usenet.
Flames are to be discouraged as is swearing and general abusive behaviour.
Small-ad type posts are very welcome as is news type items and reports of shows and auctions, reviews of newly published books etc etc
Links to related websites from posters are encouraged,
keith © 1998 privateer engineer
QUESTION, Can anyone post here ?
ANSWER, If you follow the rules yes
QUESTION, Will I get shouted at if I post a picture and it isn't very good quality
ANSWER, No but we will try and help you to post better pics.
QUESTION, Is spam allowed in here.
ANSWER, NO if you post spam or other illegal things in this group you will be stamped on.
QUESTION Who runs this group.
ANSWER, It's a democracy everybody does,
QUESTION, If I mispell a word or make a stupid mistake will I get shouted at .
ANSWER, NO Netgods, Spellfiends, Netiquette zelots and Bullies are not allowed to operate in here, they have the run of the rest of the usenet.
Then try a full groups refresh this will take a good few minutes so beware.
When you have tried this check with your isp as to the procedure for adding groups and follow it to the letter.
if you send with the request a copy of the charter and the creation message which can be found on this LINK it will be easier
LINK TO CHARTER AND CREATION CONTROL MESSAGEDon't be discouraged by a lack of progress keep trying and you will suceed in most cases
© 1998 privateer engineer