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
On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:41:15 -0500, "Jinx Minx"
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
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.
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
Kustom Krafts Inc.
Dyan, as suggested below, many find motzarella.org satisfactory. I
understand it's a free service.
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
Several of us have been using it for a while and so far it's been pretty>> good. Certainly a lot better then using google.>>
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.