What is a Newsgroup?
Posted 09 August 2003 - 01:31 AM
Posted 28 August 2003 - 12:58 AM
|QUOTE (LumbraX @ Mar 9 2003, 12:15 AM)|
|Why is GrabIt decoding my Binaries into txt files? |
Ive been getting quite a few PM's latly saying that GrabIt is decoding your binaries into txt files. I dont know why this is. I and 80% of people that download binaries with GrabIt dont have a problem. Its not a Mime issue or anything like that, its just a very very very strange Bug. The solution to this problem is to go download XNews or Newsbin.
(Im sorry for anyone who had these issues, if I would knew about them I would of said that at first. But im one who hasnt had a single problem with GrabIt. (Thats why I recommended it)
I found the solution to this in the GrabIt FAQ:
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:38 PM
If you usually cannot download software from binaries groups due to missing sections, your local ISP may be expiring large binaries very quickly.
When you look for something you may find a bunch of parts missing because those parts arrived earlier, and were quickly deleted (within 24 hours) to make room for the next big files coming in.
In this situation, you need a news server with a very long retention time, that will hold all posts for at least a week or two after posting, no matter how big they are.
To get a really long retention time, you'll end up having to go with a commercial news server that requires a subscription. Some examples:
Or for a huge selection of News providers, just go here:
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:47 PM
If you'd like spam that just never ever goes away, merely post something on usenet with your real email address.
You may not be aware of this, but most non-binary groups are archived by Google (and originally by Deja-News and others). Any message that has ever been posted since about 1981 can probably be found searching Google Groups:
Post from Feb 4, 1982 on Google groups
Be very careful to never use a "real" email address or phone number on Usenet, or that email account will be haunted by neverending spam, pretty much forever.
Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:24 PM
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