(REPOST) Can someone recommend a free text only no-binaries news service please?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Zardoz, Jan 21, 2005.

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    Zardoz Guest

    because my clara account is hard to post to (lots of connection
    refused) and unfiltered (if I want China Girl phone sex I'll google)


    (REPOSTED cos it dodn't show on my server the first time round...)
    Zardoz, Jan 21, 2005
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  2. Thus spaketh Zardoz:
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    Peter M Guest

    a) don't know of many which are filtered - easy to set a limit to not
    download posts longer than N lines (100 or 50 or whatever) to stop a
    lot of the junk, though depends on news reader of course...

    b) www.individual.net would seem a popular choice (Berlin Univ) but
    I have never tried it. I "registered" for TeraNews.com which has a
    50 MB daily limit, carries binaries, and had a one-off fee of a few
    ( under 5 ) dollars, so a couple of quid. Has been fairly reliable
    but hardly gets daily use from me, just handy as a reserve/checker.

    I assume you had the Claranet 9.99/year account. I was quite happy to
    have that, then considered the 29.99/year a/c (with domain etc) but if
    you have been getting rejections, then one cause is if your IP changes
    or more than one IP attempts to use the server. I have one ISP with a
    fixed IP and one with Dynamic so routed all requests through the fixed
    IP service to ensure any second/subsequent connection would be using a
    known IP addres. Peter Morgan.
    Peter M, Jan 21, 2005
  4. Zardoz

    zardoz Guest

    Thanks for the link :)

    I've got the 30 quid / year a/c. I don't use it from home and work at
    the same time (they do provide a sensible error in this case) but the
    service at my new firm seems iffy.

    Cheers .
    zardoz, Jan 21, 2005
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    Peter M Guest

    Might be an idea to see if you can use something like pingplotter (I'm
    fairly sure there's still the original v1 for free) and try that for a
    day or two pinging every 5 minutes, to build up some track of your new
    firms connection stability... I know Clara sometimes has a few probs,
    but would suspect other things if you have just seen a deterioration,
    coinciding with a change of your connection. Peter M.

    See <http://www.pingplotter.com/download.html> version v1.10 is free.
    Peter M, Jan 22, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    How long does it take to get registered for them..? Been two days now and
    apart from the auto response email to my request, nothing.

    Ivor Jones, Jan 22, 2005
  7. Thus spaketh Ivor Jones:
    Only took a couple of days for me, depends on when in the week you applied I
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