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  • Stephane Dumas
    Sorry for the off-topic subject but here a info fonded from the newsgroup rec.arts.anime.misc thanks for reading, arigato Stéphane Dumas ... From: Robert
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      Sorry for the off-topic subject but here a info fonded from the newsgroup
      rec.arts.anime.misc

      thanks for reading, arigato

      Stéphane Dumas

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Robert Maxwell" <robu-san@...>
      Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime.misc,rec.answers,news.answers
      Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 4:47 AM
      Subject: Welcome to rec.arts.anime.misc 08-01-06


      >
      > Archive-name: anime/welcome
      > Posting-Frequency: Monthly (on the 1st)
      > URL: http://www.anime-faqs.org/usenet/rec.arts.anime/misc-welcome.htm
      > Maintainer: Rob Maxwell <robu-san@...>
      > Last-modified: September 25, 2003
      >
      > Welcome to rec.arts.anime.misc
      > ------------------------------
      >
      > 0) Changes
      >
      > 1) What is rec.arts.anime.misc?
      >
      > 2) Anime Related Newsgroups
      >
      > 3) What should I do to avoid being "flamed" or worse?
      >
      > 4) What are binaries?
      >
      > 5) Where can I show my pictures?
      >
      > 6) What is worse than "flaming"?
      >
      > 7) What does "*plonk*" mean?
      >
      > 8) What does "lurk" mean?
      >
      > 9) What are "spoilers" and "spoiler space"?
      >
      > 10) How should I post a reply?
      >
      > 11) Who should I not reply to?
      >
      > 12) I am doing everything that it says here to do, so why am I still being
      > ignored?
      >
      > 13) What are all the [brackets] in the Subject Lines for?
      >
      > 14) Why did I get e-mail from "LISTSERV.VT.EDU" about my post?
      >
      > 15) History of this FAQ
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 0) Changes
      >
      > * Returns to news.answers and rec.answers.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 1) What is rec.arts.anime.misc?
      >
      > The official short description is: Japanese animation fen discussion
      >
      > [Editor's Note: fen is a pluralized form of fan.]
      >
      > Originally it was called rec.arts.anime and was created in November of
      > 1987 and absorbed discussion from rec.arts.comics and rec.arts.sf-lovers.
      > It became the only Big 8 newsgroup for all forms of animation. Discussion
      > of American animation, e.g., Disney, Warner Brothers, etc., became seen as
      > a disruption in the newsgroup. This would lead to the creation of
      > rec.arts.animation in 1990.
      >
      > By the spring of 1993, rec.arts.anime was getting crowded with an
      > onslaught of FAQs, people seeking to buy, sell, or trade for anime, and
      > works of fan written anime fiction. This overcrowding was relieved by the
      > creation of three new rec.arts.anime newsgroups:
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.info
      > Announcements about Japanese animation. (Moderated)
      > Created: May 5, 1993
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.marketplace
      > Things for sale in the Japanese animation world.
      > Created: May 23, 1993
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.stories
      > All about Japanese comic fanzines. (Moderated)
      > Created: May 5,1993
      > Superceded: March 18, 1996
      >
      > In 1996, a final splitting of rec.arts.anime occurred. Additionally,
      > rec.arts.anime.stories was renamed and retooled.
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.misc
      > Japanese animation fen discussion.
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > Charter:
      > An unmoderated newsgroup for general anime discussion and topics that
      > don't fall into any of the other categories.
      >
      > [Editor's Note: r.a.a.m officially supercedes rec.arts.anime at this point
      > and r.a.a. is remove grouped (rmgrouped) May 20, 1996.]
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.models
      > Models designed after Japanese animation characters.
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.games
      > Video games, card games, and RPGs based on anime.
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.creative
      > Original works by fans, related to anime/manga. (Moderated)
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > [Editor's Note: This moderated newsgroup does accept fan created artwork
      > in binary attached form.]
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.music
      > Music as it pertains to Japanese animation.
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > rec.arts.anime.fandom
      > Important issues concerning Japanese animation fans.
      > Created: March 18, 1996
      >
      > More details on the history of the rec.arts.anime.* hierarchy and other
      > early anime newsgroups can be found at:
      > http://www.tcp.com/~doi/alan/webguide/postings/info.net.history.html
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 2) Anime Related Newsgroups
      >
      > The rec.arts.anime sub-hierarchy is far from the only place on Usenet to
      > find newsgroups relating to anime. Many of these other newsgroups are
      > geared to a specific anime or type of anime.
      >
      > A (hopefully) complete list of the other anime newsgroups, in English and
      > other languages, is posted to rec.arts.anime.misc twice monthly and is
      > available on the World Wide Web at:
      > http://www.geocities.com/willrobsm/raam/anime.htm.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 3) What should I do to avoid being "flamed" or worse?
      >
      > a) Do not ever post in html, use plain-text only.
      >
      > b) Do not send (post) binary files to the newsgroup. Be sure to read 4).
      >
      > c) DO NOT TYPE IN ALL CAPS.
      >
      > d) do not type in all lower case letters.
      >
      > e) Dude! Don't say things like, "4|\|I|\/|3 I5 |<3\/\/|_." Kewlspeak or
      > "l33t" is frowned upon by most members in r.a.a.m and Usenet in general.
      >
      > f) Please remember to spell check before posting.
      >
      > g) If you have something to say, look to see if someone else has said it
      > before. Even if you are answering a simple question, you will look foolish
      > if you give an answer that was already given earlier by someone else. If
      > somebody beats you to what you wanted to say, then just add anything
      > useful to what they started. ("Me, too!" is not useful.)
      >
      > h) Do not get angry with other people in the newsgroup just because many
      > of them don't feel the same way you do about something. Remember, they
      > outnumber you, sometimes a few thousands to one.
      >
      > i) Do not "test" post to rec.arts.anime.misc. Test posting should be done
      > in an alt.test newsgroup. If alt.test is too crowded for your taste,
      > entering "test" into your newsreader's search form will provide a wealth
      > of alternative choices. misc.test is a good alternative to alt.test.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 4) What are binaries?
      >
      > Binaries are all computer files that do NOT end in .TXT. These include
      > photographs and scans (.jpg), videos (.rm, .avi, .mpg), sounds and music
      > (.avi, .mp3), other text formats (.doc, .rtf), Zip-type files (.zip, .rar)
      > and all forms of HTML encoding. Do not use any other file format, just
      > because it is not mentioned. Further, be sure, before sending a post, that
      > your email/newsreader is set to send in "Plain Text" format only.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 5) Where can I show my pictures?
      >
      > If you have something you want to show us, then upload it to your website
      > and post the URL address with a description of it. If you don't have a
      > website, you can post it to a anime related newsgroup that accepts
      > binaries. These other newsgroups include:
      >
      > alt.binaries.pictures.anime (Photographs)
      > alt.binaries.multimedia.anime (Videos)
      > alt.binaries.multimedia.anime.repost (Videos)
      > alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.anime (Hentai Pics)
      > alt.binaries.pictures.erotic.anime (Hentai Video)
      > alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.anime (Hentai Video)
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 6) What is worse than "flaming"?
      >
      > Mass kill filing is the second worse thing possible in a newsgroup. Being
      > kill filed is similar to "Block Sender" in your email program. Once kill
      > filed you will not show up in that person's version of the newsgroup. The
      > more members who kill file you, the less chance someone will reply to what
      > you write. Eventually, almost no one will know you are still around, much
      > less, reply to you.
      >
      > The ultimate punishment is "abuse@server". Being reported to your News
      > Service Provider or Internet Service Provider for your bad behavior can
      > cost you access to all of Usenet, including r.a.a.m, and/or the Internet
      > itself.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 7) What does "*plonk*" mean?
      >
      > It means you have been publicly kill filed. This greatly increases the
      > likelihood many more members will follow the writer's lead and privately
      > kill file you.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 8) What does "lurk" mean?
      >
      > The other advice/demand you may hear from veteran members just as you are
      > starting out, besides reading this document, is to "lurk" for a while.
      > "Lurking" means reading the postings to the newsgroup by other members for
      > at least a few weeks before posting anything to r.a.a.m. (Replying to
      > [Polls] are an exception to this policy.) This will allow you to see what
      > is being discussed, who is in the "dog house", likely will answer some of
      > your questions, and tell you which way the wind is blowing, so to speak.
      >
      > In fact, it is a very good idea to lurk every time you come back to
      > r.a.a.m and every time you start reading a new subject (thread), so you
      > don't say the same thing as someone else has said earlier or ask a
      > question that has been answered recently. Not lurking upon every return or
      > every new thread can get you flamed or, at least, ignored.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 9) What are "spoilers" and "spoiler space"?
      >
      > If asking about, or referring to, an episode or season or series not yet
      > broadcasted on Canadian and American television and/or cable television,
      > do not use any information from them in the Subject Line but, do include
      > the name of the anime in the Subject line to aid the avoiding of the
      > potential spoiler. In case someone encounters something in the text of the
      > message posted or accidentally opens a message they would rather not read,
      > it is expected that you will add....
      >
      > S
      >
      > P
      >
      > O
      >
      > I
      >
      > L
      >
      > E
      >
      > R
      >
      > S
      >
      > P
      >
      > A
      >
      > C
      >
      > E
      >
      > ....before your "spoiler" information to be helpful to those of us who
      > want to wait until they can see the fan-subbed or the dubbed broadcast and
      > see what you want to discuss for themselves.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 10) How should I post a reply?
      >
      > It is expected that you quote the person to whom you are replying, both
      > before and above your reply. If you are replying only to a small part of a
      > message, <snip> anything written that is not relevant to which you are
      > replying. If you wish to respond to several points in a message, break
      > into the quoted message, by hitting the enter button once before and twice
      > after you reply. Explaining what you are snipping is helpful to your
      > fellow members.
      >
      > Remember, do not reply and then quote (known as "top posting").
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 11) Who should I not reply to?
      >
      > The three kinds of messages you should never reply to are: spam, trolls,
      > and misdirected postings. The reasons why will also be given.
      >
      > a) Spam is advertising of any kind, unless it is directly related to anime
      > or r.a.a.m. Replying to spam lets the spammer know they are not wasting
      > their time with us, because they know you are reading their garbage. Even
      > if you flame them, they are still happy to know someone will read what
      > they have to offer.
      >
      > Additionally, on-topic advertising should be posted in
      > rec.arts.anime.marketplace.
      >
      > b) Trolls are people who are trying to start arguments for the fun of it.
      > They will often cross-post to many newsgroups at once in hope that they
      > can start flame wars between the newsgroups. Many of them have many games
      > to play with anyone foolish enough to reply to them, even just to flame
      > them. In the past, some of us forgot the rule of not replying to trolls
      > and regretted it.
      >
      > See Also: http://www.geocities.com/willrobsm/t-guide.htm
      >
      > c) Misdirected posts are those from people who post to r.a.a.m but, who
      > have no idea who or what anime is, and post to us based on what they think
      > we are discussing. For example, a person might think this newsgroup is
      > about people who are professional anime artists/cartoonists. Replying may
      > just confuse them even more and add to their eventual embarrassment (and
      > it may only be a troll's trick to start a flame war).
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 12) I am doing everything that it says here to do, so why am I still being
      > ignored?
      >
      > With this many members and with the sheer number of postings on a daily
      > basis, it can be a bit overwhelming to try to read everything posted by
      > everyone. After a while you get to liking some members and what they
      > write. If they don't have the time to read most of what's new or what is
      > written, people tend to read only those who are known to them. As such,
      > you might have to wait until someone more well-known to the newsgroup
      > notices what you wrote and replies to get others to notice you. Be
      > patient.
      >
      > There are a few ways to get noticed a little easier. One, is to answer a
      > [Poll], which is more likely to be read thoroughly by many members. If you
      > give some good answers and don't make a fool of yourself trying to answer
      > a poll you don't really understand, people may remember the name you are
      > using and may take a look at what you later write.
      >
      > Another way is to post an introductory message, like "Hi! I'm New Here",
      > telling about you and your enjoyment of anime. A few friendly people will
      > stop to welcome you to r.a.a.m, and likely, recommend you read the Welcome
      > to r.a.a.m FAQ, which, of course, you are doing right now.
      >
      > The third, and stupid way, is to attract attention to yourself by
      > deliberately doing something flame-able. Besides asking for trouble, you
      > risk quick and permanent kill filing by everyone after the flaming gets
      > old.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 13) What are all the [brackets] in the Subject Lines for?
      >
      > Any posting to rec.arts.anime.misc not related somehow to anime is
      > considered "off-topic". These off-topic messages must be marked as such.
      > As you are likely aware, r.a.a.m receives hundreds of postings daily. This
      > consumes a great deal of time when it comes to opening and downloading the
      > newsgroup in a newsreader. Some of us don't always have the time to
      > download everything, and worse, some of our International members have to
      > pay by the minute to access the Internet, while others are simply not
      > interested in seeing certain topics that are frequently posted to r.a.a.m.
      >
      > In order to assist these members, a system was devised long ago to aid
      > them in deleting these off-topic messages before they are downloaded
      > needlessly to their newsreaders. Keywords placed in brackets, "[ ]", are
      > used to filter out some or all off-topic postings. Further, some of us are
      > interested in some particular off-topic postings.
      >
      > For more information on the bracket system, please refer to the Anime
      > Acronym List posted to rec.arts.anime.misc and rec.arts.anime.fandom
      > monthly and available on the World Wide Web at:
      > http://robkelk.ottawa-anime.org/acronyms.html
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 14) Why did I get e-mail from "LISTSERV.VT.EDU" about my post?
      >
      > Virginia Tech University maintains a mailing list (ANIME-L) that mirrors
      > rec.arts.anime.misc. Ordinarily, that's not a problem but if a Va. Tech
      > student posts to the newsgroup, they will receive an "informational email"
      > automatically from VT's Listserver. It is best to just ignore it.
      >
      > If you want to unsubscribe from ANIME-L send an email to:
      > LISTSERV@... with any subject and write only:
      >
      > SIGNOFF ANIME-L
      >
      > in the body (writing part) of the email.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > 15) History of this FAQ
      >
      > This FAQ was created and previously maintained by Steve Pearl, the
      > moderator of rec.arts.anime.info, until the fall of 1998.
      >
      > In January of 2001, maintenance of this FAQ was assumed by the current
      > maintainer, and after significant revisions and updates, regular posting
      > resumed in February, 2001.
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > Thanks to:
      >
      > Rob Kelk (listserv.vt.edu)
      > alt.fan.sailor-moon (Helping to hammer out the original faq)
      >
      > -----------------------------------------------
      >
      > END
      >
      > © 2001-2006 Rob Maxwell and the members of r.a.a.m.
      >
      >
      >
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