Well, the IQ of the room will go up considerably as soon as you leave. This
topic has been discussed to death here again and again. And it boils down
to the guys who won't pay for binaries. And the guys who accept substandard
service of some kind or another.
Having somebody come by and start whining about it isn't going to change
anything. Why is is so important to you? I don't need to read your
incessant whining. I will just ignore this thread from now on.
No, but dismissing every answer you've received clearly shows you
don't really want any answers to your constantly evolving questions,
you jes wanna argue. Sorry, but I already have one Alzheimers mom for
Every topic has been discussed to death. In fact, bringing up that lame
argument has been discussed to death...
That's plain bogus. First, I use a free server, Eternal-September and
have not had any problems, no dropped mail, nothing. Second, I pay for
Astraweb for my binaries. So I use both free and paid, just on that,
you are wrong.
Whining has been discussed to death on here, again and again. Whining
about it won't change a thing. BTW, After reading about Astraweb on
here over and over, and over, I finally decided to try it out. So for
me, and I'm sure others, things did in fact change because of repeated
posts on the subject.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
You, sir, "Don't know what you don't know". <grin>
It has been -proven- that Eternal-September has been 'over-aggressively'
(and ERRONEOUSLY) filtering out at least some 'legitimate' postings, since
early June of this year, IN A NEWSGROUP YOU PARTICIPATE IN.
I understand, but, when I participate in a thread, I think I know when a
thread is missing messages. I have not noticed it ever with E-S.
I know they updated their spam filter in June and a few shaky posts may
have been filtered, but this was known and supposedly looked into. I
never noticed even a blip.
I get 14 text newsgroups from E-S and have not noticed any problems.
Granted, I don't read every message, but when I participate in threads,
I would sooner or later notice replies to messages I never saw. Hasn't
happened to me once with E-S that I recall, but did happen just once
If it doesn't happen enough for me to recall, then it is too rare to
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Your "failure to notice" only proves that you failed to notice. <grin.
*Other* eternal-september users -have- noticed, and publicly commented on
the problem. One particular kind of legitimate posting was still being
erroneously filtered out as of a little over a week ego.
oh Wow. such a -heavy- user.
For comparison, I am subscribed to over TWO HUNDRED FIFTY _text_ newsgroups.
They do log posts by IP, and will do do drop certain IPs as being valid
to post from, it is pretty well run, but is just a hobby for the guy, so
there is no guarantee of uptime, feed, and retention is just horrible etc.
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
One must admit that the name 'eternal september' is a bit
of a joke; while the service they provide is anything but.
(In the early days of usenet, when most users were educational
institutions, every september a new crop of freshmen would be
introduced to usenet, and the next couple of months were crazy
newbie time. When ISP's started offering NNTP feeds, usenet
entered the "eternal september" zone, all newbies all the time).
Change ISPs. And tell your current provider why.
You are NOT locked in to the ISP provided by the company that owns the pipe.
My cable provider is Comcast, but I use Earthlink as my ISP. Earthlink
provides Giganews at no additional charge.
Interesting. I didn't know that but I decided to check it out because I
have always resented the fact that Comcast and Verizon both killed off their
Usenet service that used to be included with my Internet service. I have
Comcast now and, based on what you wrote, I thought I would check to see if
I could change to EarthLink for Internet.
Unfortunately, when I went to EarthLink.com I found out that the only
Internet service they have in my area is DSL and Satellite. I can't use my
Comcast cable Internet service or Verizon FIOS (if I had that) to get
EarthLink Internet service. I assume that it is available elsewhere as you
have suggested, but not where I am located.
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