Re: Google is having problems....
- From: EFill4Zaggin <EFill4Zaggin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 09:52:25 +0100
On 22 May 2007 22:04:23 -0700, Lord Federer <food76@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 23 May, 05:10, Voice of Reason <sasidha...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On May 22, 10:32 pm, "Ted of Ted's Tennis" <tedsten...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Somebody claiming to be Jeanne D <jeannedecaro...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote at
Wed, 23 May 2007 00:41:08 GMT:
Subject: Google is having problems....
Then use a real newsserver.
Ted Schuerzinger <http://tedstennis.tripod.com/index.html>
Are you children so hung up on finally achieving puberty that you
can't ever discuss tennis in grown-up language?
pltrgyst, in <frrf42h0va9he9fju2m2modoeovnok3...@xxxxxxx>
I find this easier -- it's free and it's good for a casual poster/
reader like me.
Same here, and I find the elitism exhibited by certain Usenet veterans
on this issue to be somewhat immature. For the most part, Google
Groups is fine for my needs, which usually involve digging through the
archives for maths/CS-related stuff and information on some of my
leisure interests. Lots of smart people post to groups like
comp.graphics.algorithms and sci.math.research, which makes it
worthwhile to me; for just about everything else, moderated web forums
are far superior IMO. It's great to be able to have discussions with
people online that are entirely free of ad hominem arguments and
I no longer have newsgroup access outside Google Groups (fastest ISP
in the UK doesn't provide that kind of thing ;-)), but even when I
did, I only used it when Google's service wasn't doing the job or for
the occasional binary. Binaries do have a few advantages over torrents
so I'll probably get a subscription to something-or-other at some
point, but in the meantime I can't really say I miss having a "real
news server" all that much.
The main advantage I've found with a news server vs Google Groups is
that it's far, far quicker when posting. You click "send message" and
it's done in an instant, whereas with Google it takes longer (although
it's somewhat quicker since they did that work a couple of months
ago), and sometimes you get that ridiculous "server error" when you
try and post, and then lose everything you've written. After that
happened a couple of times, when I was doing a long post, I used to
write my posts out first onto word pad so that I had a copy of what
I'd written incase the server error happened - very annoying. As for
the costs of a news server, they're not really that expensive, and
considering all the stuff you can download (and the speed you can
download it at vs torrents), it's great value for money. With that
said, if you're not posting that much and you're not going to download
binaries then I could see why someone would stick with Google.
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