FAQ for alt.binaries.pictures.japan.aidoru
Version 3.0
March 20, 2013


FAQ means Frequently Asked Questions. Nothing more, nothing less.
It's not a law that will mean punishment when broken. But it is a guideline set up by those who established and run the group to make sure it remains true to its purpose. There's no way to enforce a FAQ anyhow. So it is simple courtesy to respect the FAQ. And that should be of even higher importance. Thank you for understanding.
Plus there are some very helpful hints along the way :-) Under Add 5 Mac users can get some help


This group is for the posting of big-sized video files about individual Japanese models, singers and actresses, though artists from other Asian countries are also welcome. Appx. 120MB and upwards should be posted here, smaller-sized files should go to a.b.j.idols.
It must be made clear who the woman in your file is. Random clips of Asian women are prohibited.
Concert videos of various artists are allowed. There should however be a tracklist or a mention who is appearing.
The same holds true for TV shows and movies. Remember: This is for fans of individual artists and they should know what this is about.
Not too hard to understand, is it? :-)
Nude videos should be placed in alt.binaries.japan.iroppoi (or alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.asian-female when the model's name is unknown). Pornographic videos are prohibited here and should go to those groups in any case.

You can post the files either as split files or as rar/zip/iso. Posting the file in one chunk is not a good idea given the lack of completeness of some servers.

Spam is prohibited and will be reported in every single case to your server.


The FAQ can also be viewed online at our webpresence http://abpeaf.com/usenet/abja.html
The contact addy is abji@operamail.com. You can also of course ping me in the group.


Owner, Tenant and Janitor of

Honk, if you like idols :-)


It is not mandatory, but would be highly appreciated if you would post vidcaps to your clips. Media Player Classic does them nicely (see Add 4-5)

Add 2
You can't see any pics, just a lot of scrambled text?
Then you are probably using Outhouse Excess as a newsreader.
To make a long story short it is necessary to encode binary files (like pictures or videos or software) and then have it de-encoded by your newsreader in order to send those files at all as usenet was originally conceived for text messages only. There have been a number of encoding schemes in the past (base64, UUE and now yEnc). The advantage of yEnc is that it makes the data smaller in size, meaning faster up-and downloads. yEnc is open source and free and our good friends at Microsoft, not being able to make any profit out of it, refuse to make OE yEnc-compatible.
http://www.yenc.org/ has a page on OE

Freeware Newsreaders:
Aside from Agent (www.forteinc.com)
XNews is a very good freeware newsreader (http://xnews.newsguy.com/)

Remember one thing: The poster goes to a lot of trouble collecting, assembling, indexing and posting stuff. The least YOU can do is getting the necessary software to collect the goodies. After all, you don't ride a bicycle on the highway, do you?
If you have any difficulties with anything don't hesitate to ask!

Add 3
A valuable link on usenet is also http://www.newsreaders.com/

Add 4
Some helpful tools you will need in usenet:
1) hjsplit
You sometimes will come across files with endings like .001, .002 etc.
These are split files. They have been split to make an up- and download more managable. You can combine these files with a little freeware proggie that can be found at http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/

2) QuickPar and SmartPar
You sometimes come across files with endings like .par2 (or. .p01, .p02 etc.)
Especially mediocre servers can lose posts (or parts of them). With QuickPar (or the earlier version SmartPar - both freeware) you can reconstruct missing or corrupt files.
Quick Par can be found at http://www.quickpar.org.uk/. SmartPar at http://download.freenet.de/archiv_s/smartpar_4117.html
A good tutorial can be found at http://www.binaries4all.com/quickpar/

3) WinRar
You sometimes come across files with endings like .rar (or .r01, r.02 etc.)
These are files that have been packed (a bit like zip only with more options) with WinRar. WinRar is not freeware but you can get a trial version at http://www.rarlab.com/. A free source for rar files can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip.

4) VideoLan
There are a lot of good players but this is a handsome little freeware that can handle almost everything. You can find it at http://www.videolan.org/

5) Media Player Classic
The most used media player around. Part of the K-lite codec, it can also be downloaded here: http://mpc-hc.org/


Add 5

This section is for the Mac users (thx Arragon :-)

Recommend Newsreader: Unison from Panic (http://panic.com/unison/)
It is possible that Microsoftョ Entourageョ (which is Outlook for Mac)
has the same problems like OE (but I don't think so).

To create vidcaps under OS X you can use the VLC media player
(http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) with the hotkey Option-Command-S.

As a file joiner you can use MacHasha (http://www.julifos.com/soft/machacha/index.html)

For par files there is MacPar deLuxe (http://gp.home.xs4all.nl/Site/MacPAR_deLuxe.html)
- to use MacPar with MacHasha goto to Preferences > Processing > Concat > Modify > Open with...
- to stop the nagscreens click on Donation > I alraidy paid!

Regarding Winrar, at http://www.rarlab.com/ you can download the rar command line
program (not free). SimplyRAR
(http://simplyrar.en.softonic.com/mac) intends to
become a GUI for rar, but is not yet complete.
HowTo create a split archive with commandline rar: open OS X's Terminal
and enter
rar a -ep -v102400k -m5 "The RAR file.rar" "File to compress"
to create an archive with 100mb volume size and best compression. Hint:
Drag files from Finder to Terminal


Add 6
On a personal note I would like to thank some peeps who have supported the groups with posts, advice and enthusiasm:
(in alphabetical order) Aibon, AlicE, annatar, Arragon, braver, Clark Kent, Dinky, General Guderian, Ghadzuux, Marco Polo, minachan, MinoriFan, None Given, PaperSleuth, Pig Vomit, RicX, Techie and VM.
I love you guys :-)