I have read and posted on rec.woodworking and
alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking (and other groups)for about 10 years.
These groups have been very helpful for the hobbiest woodworker to see other
peoples work, to post my work, and to ask questions regarding techniques,
etc. Unfortunately Comcast is now ending it's access to newsgroups in a
week or so, so I am looking for help regarding my options:
1. Are there any recommendations for woodworking web sites that provide
similar postings of technical questions and posting of project pictures? I
looked on line but haven't found anything equivalent.
2. Any recommendations regarding free or very cheap access to newsgroups?
Quick replys are appreciated as I will be cut off soon.
Thanks, I hate to give up on breadth of information available on these
On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:27:47 -0700, Bob Abbott wrote:
http://www.sawmillcreek.org (note the dot 'org')
the forum hosted by publisher of WoodSmith magazine:
the publisher of Fine Woodworking (Taunton Press) has a forum I followed
a few years ago, a few like that forum. Not my cup of coffee.
You have to wander around the Fine Woodworking pages, and look for
community and then click on Knots. Registration seems mandatory.
There are others, don't forget to search within MSN groups.
I'll let this post be my swan song. My Comcast Service stops tomorrow.
Free TerraNews is fine for reading all groups. The problem is posting.
Sometimes the posting will show up quickly but other times it will
magically appear on the group days later, long after responses to the
thread are relavant. Having used TerraNews before getting Comcast a few
months ago, I am "Alurker" since in order to post effectively with
TerraNews I switch to Google Groups to post even though reading
unfiltered threads on Google is too painful. So tomorrow I'm relagated
to lurking again.
Once again, Motzarella is pretty good for non-binary groups and free.
Astraweb has this nifty $10 contribution account that will let you
download 25 GB, it doesn't expire, so I am still using it now. I paid in
June and still have a bout 24GB left to spend. Other subscriptinos
available too. Check it out. <http://news.astraweb.com/
Satisfied user ...
I've been using Motzarella for my text groups but today is the 25th and
comcast still has not notified me they are dropping newsgroups? I'm
posting this via comcast so if you are reading it, then comcast is still
as of 10:00 a.m 0n 10/25/2007 still carrying newsgroups, and binary ones
Perhaps today is the last day? Still, I wonder why they haven't
notified me yet?
I might add that Motzarella has worked flawlessly for me so far for text
stuff and there has been no discernible difference from Giganews and
Using FREE News Server: http://Motzarella.org
I also lost usenet access from Time Warner Roadrunner several months ago.
Have been happy with Forte. http://www.forteinc.com/apn/ Agent Premium
Just $2.95 for 12gig/month. More than sufficient for me.
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