I must be doing something wrong here. i'm accessing rec.woodworking
thru Google Groups. I can read the updates, and post messages but I
never see the ones I post or the replys in google. If I search my
name or topic I can find them. Ive waited the 3-6 hours google says
How is everyone else reading this board? Ar eyou using Google or
another news reader, if so what?
What eMail reader do you use?
If it is a "standard" one, try visiting http://news.individual.net and
signing up for a newsgroup account there. No graphics or binaries so it's
all text newsgroups only. But why would anyone want the other stuff anyhow?
Very few people use Google. Most people use newsreader software (varies
depending on OS) and the news server provided by their ISP.
I use Thoth, running on Mac OS X, and while I can read via shaw.ca (my
ISP) I have an account with supernews.com so I can keep up to date no
matter where I am (home, work, travelling...)
Here is what happened to me once. A troll didn't like a comment I made. He
often changed his e-mail addy to foil people plonking him. He knew I was
killfiling him. So he combined my e-mail addy with one of his many screen
I, and many other folks, killfiled him. But what we all ended up doing was
to killfile me. It took me a while to figure it out. Once I did, i
unkillfiled myself. I told that newsgroup and several folks commented that
they wondered why I disappeared.
Half and half.
I use google when there is a firewall in the way blocking NNTP. Otherwise, I
use Outlook Express. I have no problem with Google other than the latency. I
find that for rec.woodworking, it updates at about 6:30 AM/PM and 12:30
AM/PM (CST). If I post between 9:30AM and 11:30 AM, I wont see my post until
the 6PM go around (It will miss the noon one). I get far less response from
the google posts, however as most people have KF them per the FAQ.
What he is saying is he can't see his posts when he views rec.ww as
a group in Google. If he searchs by his name or subject, then he
sees his posts (proving that they're actually there on Google).
I have no idea why that would be happening. Google's understanding
of Usenet is extremely poor, and their Groups software is really
just a (poorly thought out) extension of the search engine into an
archive of posts. Perhaps someone thought it would be a good idea
to set a cookie & not return a posters own posts when browsing a
Anyway, the best solution would be to get a newsreader and access
Usenet on a newsserver. There's a multitude of free newsreaders
(Xnews being very good & popular for Windows), and there are some
free newsservers (news.individual.net being the best). Anyone
trying to use Google for newgroups would be well advised to try
out using a newsreader & server.
I just had the same problem. Are you filtering out read messages? In
Outlook express go to "views" and check "show all messages".
Sorry for top posting, but wanted to make sure slindars could find what I
email@example.com (slindars) wrote in message
It can take as long as threee days for articles posted through Google
to show up on Google though NORMALLY it only takes a few hours.
Much of the other advice and questions in this thread are non-equitor,
as you are using Google, which is a Web interface for reading and
posting to Usenet, not an email client and not a newsreader.
You have not plonked yourself because Google does not support killfiles
If, as you say, you can find your articles and replies to them by
searching, then what's the problem? That is the easiest and most
effective way to use Google. Beats scrolling though all the other
subjects in the newsgroup to find your articles.
Google also has occaisional malfunctions that make all recent
articles inaccessible for a few hours at a time.
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