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Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by Chazer, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Chazer

    Chazer Member

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    Hi,
    First of all not sure of which forum to post this.

    I am fairly new to newsgroups. I have been using Blueyonder newsgroup with Grabit for a few months and all has been Ok until the last week or so when lots of the files I would normally be downloading have not been posted.i.e 24 files and only 9/24 getting posted to down load. I am led to believe that it is blueyonder thats the problem as most people say it is crap. It has been ok for me for all I need.The usual tv programs and latest movies plus it is FREE. Can anybody give me some advice on good cheap newsgroups or any other newsgroup provider that is also free. I am in UK.


    Thanks for your Help.
     
  2. Indochine

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    I am on former Blueyonder (UK) cable internet, now called Virgin Media. Normally it is quite good for a free Usenet service. Good luck trying to find another free one!!!!!!!

    However there is a temporary problem with the BY News server this week.

    I expect it'll be OK after the weekend.

    Message from Blueyonder 26th June

     
  3. Chazer

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    Hi Indochine,

    Thanks for the info,I will give it another week and wait and see what happens. It had been working fine then all of a sudden most of the files were not getting posted. As far as free groups I was only inquiring as not used any other.
     
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    HI,

    I have the problem with the blueyonder server to, i can see all the parts but all the parts are incomplete when i download each part, can any one assists me please
     
  5. Indochine

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    As already explained above, the former Blueyonder (UK), now Virgin Media, has technical problems. You will just have to wait until they have fixed it.

    see text group blueyonder.support.usenet (on server news-text.blueyonder.co.uk) for updates.
     
  6. Chazer

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    Ok thanks. I have subscribed to a newsgroup on a trial period to see if it is worth while and I must admit it is FAR superior. Will see how things go.


    Thanks
     
  7. raheama

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    how do i find all the information about the blueyonder server and the problems they are having as in the quotation you have put up in the earlier post. you say use "see text group blueyonder.support.usenet (on server news-text.blueyonder.co.uk) for updates" how does this work can you please assist me. Thanks for all the information as i was trying to work out what the problem was.
     
  8. Indochine

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    1. Start your news reader program.

    2. Add server. Name of server is "news-text.blueyonder.co.uk"

    3. Get list of groups.

    4. Choose group "blueyonder.support.usenet"

    Read articles. Headers will inform you of topic. Most articles for last 2 days are about the broken server.
     
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  9. raheama

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    I have opened newsleecher 3.7

    add new server from the manager option

    add new server address: news-text.blueyonder.co.uk
    server nickname: news-text.blueyonder.co.uk
    port:119
    connections: 2
    priority: 1

    how do i get the list of groups and Choose group "blueyonder.support.usenet"

    I am new to this, that why i need some help, Thanks
     
  10. raheama

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    I have opened newsleecher 3.7

    add new server from the manager option

    add new server address: news-text.blueyonder.co.uk
    server nickname: news-text.blueyonder.co.uk
    port:119
    connections: 2
    priority: 1

    how do i get the list of groups and Choose group "blueyonder.support.usenet"

    I am new to this, that why i need some help, Thanks
     
  11. Indochine

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    i have got up to viewing all the articles in a row but have a problem downloading them and reading them any assistance on this, Thanks
     
  13. Indochine

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    You just double click on the header I think. I don't use Newsleecher.

     
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    does anyone know when the blueyonder server will be fixed, or has the incomplete file problem improved. Thanks
     
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    Just been in and had a look and it isn't much better. Don't know when or if it will be sorted.
     
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    I just updated my lists (Using grabit) and it is still mostly red/incomplete files
    I am about to follow Indochine's instructions for the blueyonder.support.usenet group
     
  17. Indochine

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    People are still reporting around 60% completion, it seems a bit better than it was a few days ago on the groups I use. This happened about 2 years ago and it took about 2-3 weeks for them to fix.

     
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    the majority of complete files are the PAR files and not the RAR files consequently their are not enough files to make a repair
     
  19. Indochine

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    I have been downloading off quite a few binary groups, rar sets 300 - 500 MB size. I use newsbin, and I use all three Blueyonder front ends with Newsbin to get parts off all of them.

    fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk
    fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk
    fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk


     
  20. raheama

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    how do you work the

    fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk
    fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk
    fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk

    do you open three manage servers
     

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