usenet


For those of you who are losing your regular access to usenet, try out
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of us have been using it for a while and so far it's been pretty good. Certainly a lot better then using google.
Lucille
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Lucille
Thanks, Lucille:
I have good access right now, but if that ever goes away (as it did with Sympatico), I now have motzarella/eternal-september bookmarked.
MargW
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MargW
However, there have been complaints on alt.sewing that Verizon is blocking all Usenet posts, and will not even allow access to eternal-september, apparently because the State Attorney of New York State found some naughty posts on half a dozen sites, and demanded that they all be blocked.
Those of you in N.Y. State with Verizon may wish to check this out.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans
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Olwyn.Mary
On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:41:15 -0500, "Jinx Minx" wrote:
When my ISP stopped backing usenet I first used datemas which was very good then faltered, then switched to motzarella. However my ISP kicked back in and I reverted. When it crashed again I decided (since I use Agent) I would go with their new service apn for $2.98 per month, it has worked flawlessly. One advantage is it gives me back the binary groups.
So although I cracked up Motz to Lucille, I didn't practice what I preached lol
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lucretia borgia
If I weren't so cheap I wouldn't be using it either, but as far as free goes, it's about the best out there. LOL
Jinx
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Jinx Minx
On 10/5/09 6:52 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
Just mailed Ellice the link to es - I love them
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
*big snip*
Just wanted to say that my pwrd came, and I was able to configure the reader successfully - so, yeah, and thanks to Lucille for the idea. Plus, also to Cheryl who sent me the link as well.
Ellice
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ellice
p://news.motzarella.org
So what is the down side of using Google??? I too lost my usernet when Bell discontinued them.
I have been using Google since but is there something better out there??
Dyan Kustom Krafts Inc.
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dyanallaire
Dyan, as suggested below, many find motzarella.org satisfactory. I understand it's a free service.
I use
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It is not free . . . about $20/year (the rates just went up last year. I find it worth the price. I do notice, however, that not all the posts squeak through. So, I'm often glad that people quote previous posts.Dianne
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Dianne Lewandowski
On Oct 8, 12:06=A0pm, Dianne Lewandowski wrote:
Thanks Dianne,
I use Google. Is there a reason that Google doesn't seem to be the popular choice???
Dyan
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Dyan, as suggested below, many find motzarella.org satisfactory. =A0I
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dyanallaire
It's cumbersome to use. More than cumbersome! You need a reliable news source such as the ones mentioned in this thread, and a newsreader. I use Thunderbird as my email component and it also reads Usenet groups.
I will say that Usenet has changed dramatically. I used to belong to a couple of political groups, but they are now quite rabid having been taken over by those who shout the loudest and most.
Call me old fashioned, but nothing beats Usenet for networking. I build forums for organizations and have one for myself. Not the same. Still better than Yahoo Groups, which is the pits. I don't know how they've - for so long - gotten away with such poor programming. Inexcusable. Yet I have to be involved in a limited fashion because of commitments.
Dianne
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Dianne Lewandowski

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