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What ABME is 

ABME is a binaries news group providing video captures ("vid caps" or just "caps") of adult activities.  It was created when posters in alt.binaries.multimedia ( or - depending on where you were at the time) kept up a constant barrage of complaints about the "porn" (vids) in their news group.  Posters in a.b.p.e founded abme. Here is the excerpted charter with addresses removed:

From modemac@ Wed Nov 23 16:42:03 1994
Control: newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica
Newsgroups: alt.config
From: modemac@ (Modemac)
Subject: cmsg newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica
Message-ID: <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 21:33:24 GMT
Xref: uunet control:1407013

For your newsgroups file:
alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica Moving pictures of a prurient nature

This newsgroup was proposed on alt.config on Tuesday, November 15, 1994. The ensuing discussion, including input from other newsgroups such as, alt.binaries.multimedia and, was unanimously positive in favor of the group.
With the increasing power and decreasing price of video cards making digitized movies more and more popular, posting of digitized movies to Usenet is bound to increase in the very near future.  Therefore, alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica is here for the posting of digitized video clips meant for erotic purposes.
DISCLAIMER: Posting of copyrighted pictures, including video images and moving video images, violates the copyright laws of many countries, including the United States of America.  This newsgroup is freely accessible to all, and any pictures may be posted here.  Neither the creator of this newsgroup, nor the system that this newsgroup creation message originates from, acknowledges or accepts responsibility for any messages, posted by anyone, on this newsgroup that may violate copyright laws.

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ABME is NOT Photos, sounds, and drawings are all SINGLE media and therefore not "multi"(Stills are allowed only as previews to the posting of a clip).  Moving pictures or pictures with sound or animation are MULTImedia.  What qualifies as erotica?  Adult entertainment featuring adults doing adult stuff of a prurient nature.  Not a naked baby dancing, but a naked babe 18+ and dancing out of some clothes...   Soft core, hard core and erotic comedy video clips are welcome. Full length movies are not (see "clip").

Groups in the ABME* hierarchy
As ABME split from ABM (and ABPP), other groups have been formed.  Groups for RM files, Reposts, Traci Lords, Lezbo, VCD's, Asian, Vidcaps, Amatuers have been created.  Whether they survive is a matter of how many of them are carried by major News Servers and the Amount of non spam activity going on. If your server doesn't carry one or more of the groups you're interested in, all you can do is ask them to, or switch to a news feed that does. First, the groups in covered in this faq:
alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica (a.k.a ABME, also called the e group) - binaries only - For adult video Clips.  Not for pictures, sounds, software or anything but erotic multimedia. So you say, why no full length movies? Because there are groups for full movie posting - alt.binaries.movies.erotica, alt.binaries.erotica.vcd. And, since the word "clip" is used in the charter, look the word up - it means "a part of". That doesn't leave alot of room for "all of" does it? Yes, you might see a few of them show up in abme, the same way porn is still posted in the abm group, but most posters of these will understand why they shouldn't. THE FAQs Apply

alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.d (ABMED, the  discussion or "d"  group) - discussion - The d group for ABME and the proper place to post questions, comments or requests related to ABME.  Along with the FAQ, it's the place to look for help. THE FAQs apply

alt.binaries.nospam.multimedia.erotica (ABNME) - binaries only, retromoderated - spam cancel requests are being accepted by some news feeds.  The d group, FAQ and guidelines are the same as for ABME by adpotion of the faqs as called for in the abnme charter. Abnme is part of the "no spam groups", and only it's charter and vote causes the abme faqs to apply.THE FAQs apply

alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.repost - (ABMER) a group created with the sole intention of removing the clutter from abme. This is the group your repost request will go, where someone who just can't wait will find the files posted within a few short days of being posted in abme. THE ABME FAQs on Posting Volume DO NOT apply, but remember that the vast bulk of "rules" in this faq are the rules of the road for Usenet - don't lose sight of that.

Some notable groups but not a part of this document -THESE FAQs DO NOT APPLY to these groups:
Like abme above, but the content should be amateur - for real. Faq posted weekly in the group.(FAQ posted about twice a week in group)

The group for girl on girl only. There has been some interest in bringing in these faqs, but as of now no one has proposed it. (ABMH) - discussion - Created to attract people who might search for "help" groups or who don't know that "d" groups are for discussion.

alt.binaries.multimedia.utilities (ABMU) - Intended as a place to post graphic software as well as hard-to-find, small utilities used in multimedia. While not a part of these faqs, it's where any software should be posted! If  it's not on the web look for it here.  If it's on the Web, please post just the URL, not the file! (FAQ posted about twice a week in group)

The Alt.Binaries.NoSpam.Multimedia.Erotica Charter

From evolved@
Subject: cmsg newgroup alt.binaries.nospam.multimedia.erotica
Control: newgroup alt.binaries.nospam.multimedia.erotica
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 09:52:48 GMT
Message-ID: <6b1gmd$>
Xref: control.newgroup:15409

For your newsgroups file:
alt.binaries.nospam.multimedia.erotica  Retromoderated multimedia newsgroup

A newsgroup for the posting of erotic multimedia material in a spam free environment. Spam will be defined as all material not pertaining to "erotic multimedia". This includes off-topic discussions, as well as picture files that are not used as previews for multimedia material. Spam is to be eliminated through the use of properly formatted cancel messages and complaints to abusers, ISP's, and upstream providers as is currently being done in other "nospam" groups.
An FAQ will be posted periodically to inform new subscribers of the group's expectations.

Thank you for adding this newsgroup.

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The Alt.Binaries.Multimedia.Erotica.Repost Charter

From abmec@
Subject: cmsg newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.repost
Control: newgroup alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.repost
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 00:34:42 GMT
Message-ID: <38661113.36670645@abmec>
Xref: control.newgroup:227264

For your newsgroups file: alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.repost   Reposts of files from abme.

This newsgroup is intended to relieve some of the congestion in alt.binaries.multimedia.erotica. abme is traditionally a group for hobbyists to post adequately captured, edited and compressed samples of erotic multimedia. Repeated posts of the same multimedia has a negative effect on the group as a whole, especially when much of it is very large, and often such requests are made soon after the original post, or reposts are made without a request.
This group is intended to allow those looking for reposts, and those wishing to repost, a specific place to go, and to try and keep abme as much as possible only for original, first-time multimedia posts.
This group is not for posting a few missing parts of a file just posted with Peck's Power Post. Such parts should be posted in the same group as the orginal file to ensure the person requesting gets them.
Only complete reposts of individual mpegs/avis/rms, etc should be posted to lt.binaries.multimedia.erotica.repost.

For you're own personal copy of the complete control message -

Random Q's about ABME

Is ABME moderated?    No, only ABNME is RETROmoderated, solely for the purpose of canceling spam. A moderated group requires All of it's approved content to be sent through a single server, where approvals and cancels are issued. The sheer volume of posting to abme would effectively preclude such action.

Then what's with the Rules?   ABME is controlled by it's charter and these FAQs, and by the willingness of its users to write complaints to the ISP's of those who consistently violate the concept behind them.  These are time tested practices for keeping the newsgroup healthy, pleasant and available.

Why no FTP or Website for clips or utilities?  You're better off getting software from established archive sites or the author's page. For those harder to find items, as we become aware of them we'll put them up on the faq's on site, or find a link to them for you. So the answer to "Website is YES, Here. As for the newer trading systems, we will simply wait and see if any of them work out for more than a very few people before we recommend them. If you see someone announcing an FTP site offering "ABME" material, use it at your own risk. This one area has been the biggest flop of any yet attempted. Everything from pay sites, to trojan hack houses hide out proclaiming to be "open, free ftp site"s.

Is there an IRC channel where I can talk with ABME posters?   Yes., there is an #ABME channel on most IRC networks.  The two that we're most aware of are on Efnet - #abme and Dalnet - #abme&d.  No file trading permitted on the dalnet channel.

There are guidelines about what's acceptable in ABME, ABNME, and ABMER here, also in POSTING  and the VFaqs. Look them over, just so you know what's what.

ABME and related newsgroups are for adults, by adults and feature adults.
Kids and pedos alike,


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