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Why upgrade when the servers are incomplete?

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Why upgrade when the servers are incomplete?

I receive invitations to upgrade to higher bandwidth, but the fact is that until the numbers of missing posts reduce to near-zero, there is no point. If you check any forum where binary files comprise more than two posts, you will always find that huge numbers are missing. That is why I have had to subscribe to an independent newserver. Look at mp3.comedy for an example! Typically, Teranews will have 95% and Plusnet will have about 40--55%.

Upgrading is pointless.

Lawrence
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Why upgrade when the servers are incomplete?

Newsgroup access is only one of the many sevices offered by PlusNet, the primary one being the speed of ADSL access itself. While you may not feel the upgrade is necessary many others may do so. The upgrade is actually a promotion by BT rather than PlusNet which runs out at the end of the month so PlusNet are just giving people an opportunity to upgrade while thi spromotion is still available at half price.

To opt-out of any future emails of this type from PlusNet go here.

The issue with the newsgroup servers is well known and recent service announcements details what is being done to solve this- a new newsnet server is being commisioned and will be Beta trialed at the end of this month. You can get service status announcements by email now by visiting http://usertools.plus.net and opting in for it.
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Why upgrade when the servers are incomplete?

If you want a good Usenet feed, you will have to go to a pay server, such as Teranews, Easynews etc. These specialise in Usenet, while PlusNet and others ISP's cannot.
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Why upgrade when the servers are incomplete?

Hi,

You should hopefully see a significant improvement once we introduce the new servers. Initially whilst it is testing there won't be any historical posts, but a week or two down the line you should start to see a difference.