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Newsgroups issues

FooAtari
Grafter
Posts: 272
Registered: 30-09-2007

Newsgroups issues

Is their any reason why I might not be getting all messages being posted to newgroups?
I use Xnews with the plus.net news server but I sometimes think that the Newgroups appear less busy than when I was accessing them from my last ISP. Maybe im just imaging things, any issues like these with plus.net before?
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Newsgroups issues

In a nutshell - plusnet's usenet servers are notorious for not being fully updated.

I've given up on them so not sure if the situation has improved at all...
FooAtari
Grafter
Posts: 272
Registered: 30-09-2007

Newsgroups issues

I see. Are their services on the internet for getting access to groups free of charge?

Thanks
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Newsgroups issues

Yes, the BBC has a newsgroup server.
Alternatively try googling "free newsgroup servers" there are thousands to choose from!
FooAtari
Grafter
Posts: 272
Registered: 30-09-2007

Newsgroups issues

I was going to google it today! Thanks though Cheesy
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Newsgroups issues

If you need the forum for updates etc you will see there is problems with news which they think they have now cured
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Newsgroup access speeds

I have just migrated to Plusnet from Telewest.

I have been using Grabit for my newsgroups for a number of years. I have always attained great speeds 100kb plus.

However, now I am with plusnet (for two days now) and my speeds have not gone over 10kb!!!!!

Is anyone else suffering such snail speedsHuh
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Newsgroups issues

yup 10-30kb normal on 2mb connection!

which is a pain - even using eurofeeds its the same
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Newsgroups issues

anyone been offered an explanantion for slow speedsHuh?

as mentionewd my speeds with previous isp were considerably faster
FooAtari
Grafter
Posts: 272
Registered: 30-09-2007

Newsgroups issues

Don't know about the slow speeds but I cant tell you that their is still problems with the news server not updating properly...
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Newsgroups issues

I use an independent news server, not interested in the Plus net newsgroup.

So therefore, why should we still suffer slow speeds?