FAQ

About A.B.P.E.T.A (11)

No one. Although there’s a good-sized group of contributors and readers who safeguard it through both individual and united efforts. That doesn’t mean we agree on everything.

The forum are a free public forum with thousands of participants.

A.B.P.E.T.A (alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.transexual.action) is a usenet-group.

This group are for adults, by adults and feature adults. Kids and pedos alike, get lost!

Videos should go to A.B.M.E.T. Don’t clug this group with video postings.

Posters in a.b.p.e.t.a. volunteer their own time, money and effort to produce / upload the files you download. The point is, they don’t owe you anything since it’s all free to you. Download what you like and pass up what you don’t like or can’t view.

Since the posts are free and voluntary, you the downloader have an obligation to fulfill your part of the transaction. If your current news server is inadequate, that means subscribing to a better one or being satisfied with what you get. It also means acquiring the skills and software you need to view the material the way it is offered, “as is.”

If your system is not compatible with some of the videos, please don’t whine to the contributors. Upgrade, or pass up what you can’t use or, better yet, store it for the day you can.

When uploading to a newsgroup try to be informative in the headline and keep it reasonable short. To force every member to open every single message just to see what’s in it is a waste of time and bandwidth.

When uploading to a special person begin with addressing him like this: {Name} Here are your missing files…

When addressing the entire group: {Group} Need your attention on this…

When requesting fills: {Group} Req: Please post my missing files from …

The characters {}, [] or <> may be exchanges at will. The <> don’t show here because it is part of HTML, but it will show up in the newsgroup!

There’s enough information in the headers of your posts for the authorities to identify you, even if you use a fake name and e-mail address.

To the wise guys: You’d be amazed at how cooperative your Internet Service Provider can be about closing an account and sharing information with law enforcement agencies. They’d rather lose your small fee than harbor a criminal or troublemaker. In Usenet, behave like you’re in a public place and under scrutiny, because you are.

To the good guys: Since the “information superhighway” is public, you may encounter the same type of population mix you’d meet on any busy cosmopolitan thoroughfare, including con artists, thieves and psychopaths. You’d be wise to keep your real identity out of Usenet. You can do that by using a VPN. No need to make it easy for them.

As a newbie in a newsgroup it’s easy to make mistakes.

When you first arrive to a new group don’t do anything just stay around and learn who the regulars are, witch people are flamed and why

Ah, wouldn’t that be nice?

But, no, for both financial and legal reasons, as well as your own security. You’re much better off getting software from established archive sites or the author’s page.

If someone announces an FTP site, use it at your own risk.

No it’s not! A.b.p.e.t.a. is intended for transsexual materials only.

Check around for other newsgroups where you may be more comfortable posting this stuff.

Please do and thanks in advance!

Just don’t take it as a personal attack if other people don’t agree with your answer. You’ll get used to the give and take.

Each part of the Internet was designed to carry certain types of data; that is, they use different “transfer protocols.”

The Worldwide Web is HTTP, short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. (Hypertext refers to the links you see in web pages and help files.) Web pages can contain text, videos, music, Java scripts – just about anything.

FTP is File Transfer Protocol. Any type of file can be accepted by FTP servers.

E-mail servers use SMTP, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, limited to ASCII text. Ah, but you can e-mail binary attachments, you say? Read on!

Usenet articles are sent from one news server to another much like e-mail, via Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP). The articles I post to my server are forwarded to my server’s “mailing list” of other news servers, which then send the articles to their list of servers, and so on. Usenet articles ripple out from the originating site, taking varying amounts of time and various routes to travel to you.

Since posted articles are treated like e-mail, Usenet was never meant to handle binary material; just ASCII text. To work around this, early net gods devised ways of converting (encoding) binaries into text for posting to “bulletin boards” (the ancestors of Internet/Usenet), and then back to their original binary form (decoding) after downloading. Many encoding schemes are available, but UUencode/UUdecode and yEnc is the accepted Usenet standard. A good newsreader can detect binaries and perform all of the encoding/decoding for you. Many e-mail programs do the same, enabling you to send binary files via SMTP, converted into ASCII.

Pieces of information traveling over the Internet are called packets. Mail and news servers have packet size limits, which vary widely. Many binary files (programs, sounds, multimedia) are quite large when encoded. In order to handle this situation, Usenet provides that large articles can be broken into several pieces and linked together. We call these multipart posts.

Don’t download any executables (.exe, .com, .dll, .bat).

First of all, they don’t belong here, so assume the poster is either ignorant or a wise guy. You don’t want to entrust your computer to either type!

The safest places to download programs from are the author’s web site, or major archive sites. The LEAST desirable are Usenet newsgroups.

Look for the filesize! In the case of .avi-files there are a lot of viruses trying to look like an .avi. But they are to small. Don’t open anything that look odd!

No. It’s obvious you’re no adult.

If you were an adult with a credit card, you’d be able to subscribe to a great news server. Besides, even if you’re mailbox could accommodate large files, anyone with anything to share would be throwing their time away uploading for just one person.

Posting to a group makes the files available to everyone, all at once. Then, many of the people who download them like to “give back” by posting what they have. See how nice that works out? Lots of posts, everyone benefits!

ABPETA Faq Site (this site) (1)

This site do not contain any pictures. You get these from the copyrightholder or from other sources.

Here we supply CSVs and links to other resources on the internet.

Abuse (1)

If you encounter something like this;

  1. DO NOT DOWLOAD/OPEN ANY FILE!  Do not answer the poster!!!!! It’s illegal, in a lot of countries, to have child porn saved to your HD even if you didn’t mean to. If you click the message it will download and be saved to your HD.
  2. Lockout the poster. There is a lot af name for this; Killfile, Plonk file, Lockout, depending on your newsreader.
  3. Report this poster to Abuse
    1. Depending on what newsreader you are using this can be done differently. RightClick the message and open it RAW (read post body). This will not decode the picture, just show you all details of this post, like servers used and the server chain all the way back to where it was first posted. If There is a VPN involved than we are lost but report anyway!
    2. Find the line: Report Abuse To
    3. Copy that line and put up an abuse report (Spam, Child Abuse, Child Porn, Not following group charter…)

  Most important of all; DO NOT DOWNLOAD, ANSWER OR REPLY!

Categories: Abuse, Downloading

Downloading (14)

That’s the beginning of the multipart post where the contributor includes a text message for you. It usually contains system requirements for viewing the video, where to find the needed codec or player, and a description of the contents (the movie review).

Don’t filter out all text messages in binaries group!

Category: Downloading

If you encounter something like this;

  1. DO NOT DOWLOAD/OPEN ANY FILE!  Do not answer the poster!!!!! It’s illegal, in a lot of countries, to have child porn saved to your HD even if you didn’t mean to. If you click the message it will download and be saved to your HD.
  2. Lockout the poster. There is a lot af name for this; Killfile, Plonk file, Lockout, depending on your newsreader.
  3. Report this poster to Abuse
    1. Depending on what newsreader you are using this can be done differently. RightClick the message and open it RAW (read post body). This will not decode the picture, just show you all details of this post, like servers used and the server chain all the way back to where it was first posted. If There is a VPN involved than we are lost but report anyway!
    2. Find the line: Report Abuse To
    3. Copy that line and put up an abuse report (Spam, Child Abuse, Child Porn, Not following group charter…)

  Most important of all; DO NOT DOWNLOAD, ANSWER OR REPLY!

Categories: Abuse, Downloading

Picture programs

Zip Program

PAR programs

Newreaders

Posters

CMP (Collection Managing Programs)

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

Large binaries need to be split up into multiple, linked parts for posting. The fractions indicate the part number. For instance 5/32 is part 5 of a 32-part file. You need all 32 parts available on your server (or on another server) to successfully download the file.

There can also be a filecounter in the subject that tells you how many files there are in this upload session (XXX of 134).

Category: Downloading

Yes, it sure is, but expect one or the other, maybe both, to progress a bit slower.

If you’re on cable or DSL it’s probably a waste of time not to use more than one connection, up to 5-10 connections are recommended (you’re ISP or newsfeed provider might have a limit on this).

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

If you discover that a binary you have posted is corrupt or that you attached the wrong file, please thread a warning to it.

If you know or suspect that a binary contains a virus, PLEASE THREAD A WARNING TO IT!!!

If you have to abort an upload and you can’t continue, please issue cancels and thread a message to the post.

Make sure to download the latest version of you’re media player and the latest codecs available for your OS.

Mac users, please don’t complain to contributors if you can’t use what they offer, as is. When you bought your system, you probably already knew that a whole world of software and multimedia would be unavailable to you. While we fully respect your freedom of choice, it was, after all, your decision.

We ask that you in turn respect the cappers’ freedom to post whatever they want, however they want, since their offerings are free and voluntary. The same goes for Intel and their free codecs. The real issue is between you and Apple.

Category: Downloading

A NZB-File is a description of the upload in XML. It describes the file and where it can be found. Any program that use this option can download the complete set of files without knowing what usegroup or newsserver it’s actualy resides on.

If you have a downloading program that use NZB-Files just click the file and the program does the work for you. Even if the files are spread on many different groups (this can be a way of fooling bots, post 3-4 file to one group 5-6 to another and so on)

Mostly it’s used as single line download for a complete video or picture set, i ex instead of going to alt.binaries.movies and select all file to download you go to alt.binaries.movies.nzb and click the single line for the the movie. Nota Bene: It’s illegal to download complete movies from the internet without paying for them. Still there are a lot of amateurs videos you can download this way completely legal!

there is no abpeta.nzb group but some uploader provide nzb together with the upload.

Category: Downloading

By flying blind.

A zip archive can contain anything, including executables. You can’t go strictly by what the Usenet subject header says. Get a zip extraction utility with a graphical user interface, such as WinZip or 7zip, and learn what all the commands do.

You can safely decompress the contents of the zip archive, but don’t run any of the executable files until you’ve performed a virus scan on them. If a virus is present, the only way you could activate it is by executing the file.

Category: Downloading

Don’t download any executables (.exe, .com, .dll, .bat).

First of all, they don’t belong here, so assume the poster is either ignorant or a wise guy. You don’t want to entrust your computer to either type!

The safest places to download programs from are the author’s web site, or major archive sites. The LEAST desirable are Usenet newsgroups.

Look for the filesize! In the case of .avi-files there are a lot of viruses trying to look like an .avi. But they are to small. Don’t open anything that look odd!

No. It’s obvious you’re no adult.

If you were an adult with a credit card, you’d be able to subscribe to a great news server. Besides, even if you’re mailbox could accommodate large files, anyone with anything to share would be throwing their time away uploading for just one person.

Posting to a group makes the files available to everyone, all at once. Then, many of the people who download them like to “give back” by posting what they have. See how nice that works out? Lots of posts, everyone benefits!

I dunno, maybe you should call the Psychic Network?

Please, when you ask for help, at least provide enough information so someone can help you. At a minimum give your OS (Windows,  Mac, etc.), your CPU, a description of your problem (uploading, downloading, decoding, viewing), and the specific file you are having trouble with.

The more information you give, the better the chances someone can provide you with an answer.

Category: Downloading

Well, often that’s a valid request. We know that some people get out of hand with their headers. You can help yourself by exploring your newsreader’s display options.

If your system’s screen resolution is set to 800 x 600, see if you can live with 1024 x 768. Don’t forget, if text looks too small for your comfort at that resolution, you can increase font sizes in Windows and most software

You can also invest in some new hardware, graphics card and monitor, with better resolution.

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

Uh-huh. E-mail a 10 meg file to you. Nope, not gonna do that. Lots of reasons;

What you’re asking for is a substantial amount of upload time for just yourself. That’s an awfully big favor to ask.

Mail servers have both packet size limits and total user mailbox size limits, so emailing is probably a waste of time anyway.

If you didn’t get all the parts, then other readers on your server didn’t get them either. Usenet posting gives everyone a crack at completing their downloads.

As mentioned previously, your end of the transaction is to get on a better server if the one you use is inadequate for large binaries newsgroups. It’s not fair to continually lean on people for reposts yet fail to make improvements on your end.

Category: Downloading

Netiquette (8)

Polite questions get responses, unless the answer is already staring them right in the face. In that case, the poster might be ignored or get a little reminder to read before posting. Umm, that’s why the questions and answers are posted publicly, ya know — to be read by all who need to.

Sometimes a question goes unanswered because the person didn’t provide enough information or because we don’t know the answer. It happens! Sometimes it’s because the question should have been directed elsewhere, such as to a software or hardware vendor, or Internet service provider.

People who are rude and abusive or who post garbage are called out on it. Whining from lazy wankers who want everything done for them tends to get on our nerves. (Gee, can you tell?).

The community in a newsgroup is made by it’s members, don’t go in and tell them that they are doing things wrong. If you don’t like what the group is doing just go somewhere else.

Learn how to use your computer, software and basic Internet tools like search engines. While others are willing to help out, don’t expect to be spoonfed.

Category: Netiquette

You are ignored because you are SHOUTING.

Typing in all CAPITALS means shouting and are considered very rude.

Most regulars and oldies knows that they should never answer anyone who is shouting. So you are ignored.

So go to bed child, learn your lesson and come back tomorrow and don’t shout again!

Category: Netiquette

When uploading to a newsgroup try to be informative in the headline and keep it reasonable short. To force every member to open every single message just to see what’s in it is a waste of time and bandwidth.

When uploading to a special person begin with addressing him like this: {Name} Here are your missing files…

When addressing the entire group: {Group} Need your attention on this…

When requesting fills: {Group} Req: Please post my missing files from …

The characters {}, [] or <> may be exchanges at will. The <> don’t show here because it is part of HTML, but it will show up in the newsgroup!

As a newbie in a newsgroup it’s easy to make mistakes.

When you first arrive to a new group don’t do anything just stay around and learn who the regulars are, witch people are flamed and why

Yes, absolutely, but please make sure you are not repeating very recent or tired posts.

If you only visit occasionally or if you’re very new around here, you’re probably not be aware of what has been posted before. Also, if you’re not a steady reader, it would be very much appreciated if you stick around for a couple of days after posting and answer any questions about your posts.

Also check your server, it’s not a very good idea to post stuff that’s already on the server.

Categories: Netiquette, Uploading

If you discover that a binary you have posted is corrupt or that you attached the wrong file, please thread a warning to it.

If you know or suspect that a binary contains a virus, PLEASE THREAD A WARNING TO IT!!!

If you have to abort an upload and you can’t continue, please issue cancels and thread a message to the post.

Please do and thanks in advance!

Just don’t take it as a personal attack if other people don’t agree with your answer. You’ll get used to the give and take.

No. It’s obvious you’re no adult.

If you were an adult with a credit card, you’d be able to subscribe to a great news server. Besides, even if you’re mailbox could accommodate large files, anyone with anything to share would be throwing their time away uploading for just one person.

Posting to a group makes the files available to everyone, all at once. Then, many of the people who download them like to “give back” by posting what they have. See how nice that works out? Lots of posts, everyone benefits!

Uploading (13)

Picture programs

Zip Program

PAR programs

Newreaders

Posters

CMP (Collection Managing Programs)

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

When uploading to a newsgroup try to be informative in the headline and keep it reasonable short. To force every member to open every single message just to see what’s in it is a waste of time and bandwidth.

When uploading to a special person begin with addressing him like this: {Name} Here are your missing files…

When addressing the entire group: {Group} Need your attention on this…

When requesting fills: {Group} Req: Please post my missing files from …

The characters {}, [] or <> may be exchanges at will. The <> don’t show here because it is part of HTML, but it will show up in the newsgroup!

There’s enough information in the headers of your posts for the authorities to identify you, even if you use a fake name and e-mail address.

To the wise guys: You’d be amazed at how cooperative your Internet Service Provider can be about closing an account and sharing information with law enforcement agencies. They’d rather lose your small fee than harbor a criminal or troublemaker. In Usenet, behave like you’re in a public place and under scrutiny, because you are.

To the good guys: Since the “information superhighway” is public, you may encounter the same type of population mix you’d meet on any busy cosmopolitan thoroughfare, including con artists, thieves and psychopaths. You’d be wise to keep your real identity out of Usenet. You can do that by using a VPN. No need to make it easy for them.

We are not the bad guys!

If you are told, by the copyrightholder, to not post pictures or to post just certain pictures. Do as they says!

They own the pictures and we are just here to share whatever we can. We don’t want to ruin the providers. Part of a set is still better than nothing.

Category: Uploading

Yes, absolutely, but please make sure you are not repeating very recent or tired posts.

If you only visit occasionally or if you’re very new around here, you’re probably not be aware of what has been posted before. Also, if you’re not a steady reader, it would be very much appreciated if you stick around for a couple of days after posting and answer any questions about your posts.

Also check your server, it’s not a very good idea to post stuff that’s already on the server.

Categories: Netiquette, Uploading

No it’s not! A.b.p.e.t.a. is intended for transsexual materials only.

Check around for other newsgroups where you may be more comfortable posting this stuff.

If the pictures belong to a collection that have a CSV and the downloader uses a verifier (Hunter, ECSV+) then this program will sort and rename the pictures back to the original.

But in most cases it’s not recommended. We will only end up downloading duplicate files.

Category: Uploading

Yes, it sure is, but expect one or the other, maybe both, to progress a bit slower.

If you’re on cable or DSL it’s probably a waste of time not to use more than one connection, up to 5-10 connections are recommended (you’re ISP or newsfeed provider might have a limit on this).

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

If you discover that a binary you have posted is corrupt or that you attached the wrong file, please thread a warning to it.

If you know or suspect that a binary contains a virus, PLEASE THREAD A WARNING TO IT!!!

If you have to abort an upload and you can’t continue, please issue cancels and thread a message to the post.

Limiting yourself to about 500Mb a day is best. This gives people time to download what they want (not just your posts) and keep current. If you regularly exceed that benchmark, you’ll find yourself flooded with repost requests anyway.

Keep an eye on the newsgroup and judge by what you see. When there’s a lot of activity, slow up a bit. During a lull, you can post a little more.

Category: Uploading

Most people use a “Bulk Uploader” (PPP, PowerPost, yEncBinPost).

It’s usualy not a god idea to use your NewsReader (or even mailprogram) as uploader even if it’s possible.

Category: Uploading

If you’re in a repost group upload only requested files!In other groups it’s OK to post anything as long it’s on topic.

All Usenet resources are limited. Wasting bandwidth is the Usenet equivalent of littering – there’s really no excuse for it and it hurts the whole community, especially in terms of allocating resources.

Bandwidth wasters are:

Reposting files that are still on the servers.

Posting software that is available via the Web or FTP.

Off-topic posts.

Posting more than the readers can reasonably download, which leads to requests for reposts.

Multiple, simultaneous posts of the same request.

“Me too” posts (well… unless it’s fan mail ).

Cross-posting.

Flame wars. Take it to e-mail or shut up. Your opinion doesn’t need to be on thousands of servers worldwide.

Trolling, which leads to spamming and inflamed conversations.

Ridiculously long signatures.

HTML attachments, especially for signatures or simple text messages. Spare us, will ya?

Category: Uploading

Well, often that’s a valid request. We know that some people get out of hand with their headers. You can help yourself by exploring your newsreader’s display options.

If your system’s screen resolution is set to 800 x 600, see if you can live with 1024 x 768. Don’t forget, if text looks too small for your comfort at that resolution, you can increase font sizes in Windows and most software

You can also invest in some new hardware, graphics card and monitor, with better resolution.

Categories: Downloading, Uploading

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