The ABMAR Charter and Control Message
From email@example.com Fri Jun 22 08:51:37 2001
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keikai)
Subject: Cmsg newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost
Control: newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost
Date: 22 Jun 2001 15:07:22 GMT
Summary: Proposed to alt.config June 9, 2001, properly named and placed, some resistance to repost groups in general, no other unresolved issues.
Keywords: anime, multimedia, repost, fill, repack, video, mpg, avi, rm, asf, wmv
Xref: news.isc.org control.newgroup:313533
For your newsgroups file:
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost Reposts of anime-related media.
This newsgroup is for posting of any binary type multimedia files that have
previously been posted to one of the anime multimedia binary newsgroups (i.e.
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime, alt.binaries.anime, alt.binaries.anime.vcd,
et al.), as well as binary type multimedia files that are different versions,
but with the same or similar content, as those previously posted files. This
includes full reposts, partial reposts (otherwise known as fills), and
"repacks", which are full reposts of a media file that has been re-archived
into archive parts that are not compatible with an existing set of archive
parts from a previous post. Anime is a term used for animation from Japan or
animation in the style of Japanese animation.
Hentai (erotica), non-video binaries (pictures, mp3s), unmarked off-topic
materials, advertising (spam), excessive posting, cancel attacks, virus
infected binaries, html-encoded postings, and abusive cross postings are
prohibited. Non-binary posts that relate to posted binaries, requests and
discussion of the newsgroup are considered on-topic for the newsgroup.
The purpose of this newsgroup is twofold. First, it is to unload anime media
traffic from alt.binaries.multimedia.repost. Second, it is to reduce the
overall anime fill, repost and repack traffic by centralizing all such posts
in one location instead of over five or more newsgroups. This will allow for
more careful and complete monitoring of repost activities in order to reduce
redundant reposts. Crossposting between a.b.m.a.r and a.b.m.r will be reduced
as more news administrators adopt a.b.m.a.r and will be discouraged in the
future once a.b.m.a.r is widely adopted.
There has been regular posting to alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost as a
widely subscribed rouge group since alt.binaries.multimedia.repost became too
busy to be an effective repost group. This control message is suggested to
promote a.b.m.a.r's acceptance on news servers with strict guidelines for
The three major newsgroups that use a.b.m.a.r for reposts are
alt.binaries.multimedia.anime, alt.binaries.anime, and alt.binaries.anime.vcd.
Below is data for on-topic repost, fill, or repack binaries posted to these
06/03/2001 - 81 archive parts | 06/12/2001 - 159 archive parts
06/04/2001 - 38 archive parts | 06/13/2001 - 110 archive parts
06/05/2001 - 36 archive parts | 06/14/2001 - 117 archive parts
06/06/2001 - 85 archive parts | 06/15/2001 - 120 archive parts
06/07/2001 - 62 archive parts | 06/16/2001 - 128 archive parts
06/08/2001 - 283 archive parts | 06/17/2001 - 162 archive parts
06/09/2001 - 94 archive parts | 06/18/2001 - 110 archive parts
06/10/2001 - 230 archive parts | 06/19/2001 - 143 archive parts
06/11/2001 - 14 archive parts
Below is data for anime-related on-topic binary posts to
06/03/2001 - 107 archive parts | 06/12/2001 - 150 archive parts
06/04/2001 - 104 archive parts | 06/13/2001 - 81 archive parts
06/05/2001 - 85 archive parts | 06/14/2001 - 82 archive parts
06/06/2001 - 207 archive parts | 06/15/2001 - 105 archive parts
06/07/2001 - 214 archive parts | 06/16/2001 - 143 archive parts
06/08/2001 - 192 archive parts | 06/17/2001 - 37 archive parts
06/09/2001 - 94 archive parts | 06/18/2001 - 92 archive parts
06/10/2001 - 103 archive parts | 06/19/2001 - 92 archive parts
06/11/2001 - 16 archive parts
This heavy traffic should be reduced with the centralization of such activity
while staying active enough to remain a viable and productive newsgroup.
Data from alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost was not taken as nearly all
traffic there is currently being crossposted to alt.binaries.multimedia.repost
and would therefore skew the results. This data reflects hand counted archive
parts which have been verified as on-topic for a.b.m.a.r (they were verified
to be reposts, fills or repacks and not just counted if they had one of those
words in the subject). NFO, SFV, and on-topic text messages were not counted
and the figures above are conservative, therefore, the true on-topic traffic
is actually greater that the above figures.
A preliminary FAQ for this newsgroup can be found at:
Excerpts from the alt.config discussion can be found at:
Tobias Rieper (email@example.com)
Thank you for your consideration.
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