I know that there are a few net savvy folks in this newsgroup, so I will try
to get some answers here. Since the answers to my questions are not
My ISP is comcast. I have been viewing newsgroups through their servers.
Which is warmed over Giganews. While reading a message in another newsgroup
yesterday, my browser started acting up. Then the newsgroup litterally
vanished off the desktop.
I went into the menu to resubscribe and the newsgroup was not there. i
called comcast technical support (an oxymoron) and tried to talk to the
drones there. At some point I started yelling at them. It was obvious that
this person had never used a newsgroup and I even wondered if he ever used
the net in any way. I asked him if he had any experience with newsgroups. He
He couldn't figure out that the problem was not with my computer and
settings. But the fact that the newsgroup vanished. Apparently too
technical a concept for the phone rube. After I blew up, he advised me to
go talk to giganews. This is something I have tried to do before. Nobody
ever responded to my communication attempts at giganews.
Checking back into the subscriber list today, the number of newsgroups seem
to be declining. More newsgroups seem to be vanishing. These groups are
present and active on google groups. The groups did not die. Just giganews
and comcast are dropping them without any notification.
Any ideas here people?? It is obvious that I need to find another
newserver. What is the name of that newserver in germany? I used them
before they started charging.
Any other comments or suggestions would be welcome.
Feeling unloved on usenet.