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Anybody want to explain Usenet to me like I'm seven?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 23, 2012 #681 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Wow, some crazy stuff going on in Usenet land. People are selling/buying accounts on hot usenet indexers like Dognzb, Nzbs.org, ect. Price of a Dognzb account was $95 and went as high as $400.

    There was even talk of selling access to the API's of these indexers.

    Some Nzbs.org accounts were brute forced hacked. As a result the Admins of these sites have tightened up security and are talking to each other about this.

    Code:
    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=bd577eab0f08b43a82863167a7e9ca67&topic=130309.0
     
  2. Dec 23, 2012 #682 of 1642
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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  3. Dec 24, 2012 #683 of 1642
    ewolfr

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    I noticed an announcement at dognzb from a few days ago that all users are getting VIP access until the middle of January. After that any free accounts that haven't paid to upgrade to VIP will be purged.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2012 #684 of 1642
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Wish i had heard about dogz but its too late now.. oh well..
     
  5. Dec 24, 2012 #685 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Yeah, the Admin at Dognzb also has caught users sharing their API key.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2012 #686 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    It's worth the one time $10. There are people willing to pay alot more just to have an account there.

    The Admin also announced a server upgrade.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2012 #687 of 1642
    Azlen

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    Dognzb is trying to stay small and out of the spotlight. I don't blame them really either. The bigger you are the more of a target you are.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2012 #688 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Here are some more indexers that have open registration:

    Code:
    https://www.nzb-matrix.eu/    No connection to Nzbmatrix
    
    https://newzb.net/
    
    http://www.usenet-crawler.com/
    FYI,

    Most all new indexers are busy back filling their databases and it's affecting new stuff. Also could affect site performance. All this should be temporary until the back filling is complete.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2012 #689 of 1642
    MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    Sweet thanks.

    I have like 7 of them now :D Just have to set them all up on sickbeard

    Can you setup your own on couch potato though?
     
  10. Dec 24, 2012 #690 of 1642
    Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    Yes, you can setup any newznab site in Couch Potato v2. Just check the newznab box and then you can put in several providers and the associated api key.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2012 #691 of 1642
    Fofer

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    How do I upgrade to VIP? Just by donating $10? Is there some special link I need to follow?
     
  12. Dec 28, 2012 #692 of 1642
    bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    That's what I did. I looked around and couldn't find any amount listed. So I hit the "Donate" button and paypalled them ten bucks. I figured that's the going rate.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2012 #693 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    There is a "Make a Donation" button on the bottom of any page on the Dognzb website. A one-time payment of $10 will give you VIP.

    The Admin if giving every non VIP users full VIP access until about mid January (give or take) so they can test drive the site. After that, he plans to delete all non VIP users.
     
  14. Dec 28, 2012 #694 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    I had the upgrade to VIP option in my account settings.
    Make sure your donation got you the VIP status, though (no VIP button next to logout).
     
  15. Dec 28, 2012 #695 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    I went VIP quite awhile ago and forgot about the option being in your account settings. This would be the way to upgrade to VIP.

    There should be a VIP badge next to your name/avatar in your profile settings.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2012 #696 of 1642
    Fofer

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    My user profile page has this:

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    ...but I've never made a donation. So am I VIP just for the "test drive?"

    I also see nothing on my User Profile page about "Upgrading to VIP."

    So should I follow the http://dognzb.cr/donate.cfm link and just pay $10 that way?
     
  17. Dec 28, 2012 #697 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Do you see a VIP button on top asking you to upgrade?

    If you have never donated anything before then you must be part of test drive.

    If you donate that VIP button should disappear. If it doesn't post about it in the Dognzb forum and have your Paypal info handy if the Admin needs to verify.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2012 #698 of 1642
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Wish it were still possible to get a dog account... Oh well..
     
  19. Dec 28, 2012 #699 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Dognzb has installed a new server today and will be fine tuning it. So, the site maybe down for short periods of time.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2012 #700 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Yeah, sorry. Been there and done that myself with other indexers.

    What sets Dognzb apart is it's TV and Movie Watchlists. They allow you to replace Sickbeard and Couchpotato if you wish. Also, it's had 7+ months to get the bugs worked out. Other wise it's a Newznab indexer with a custom front end.

    There are a few new Newznab indexers that have come online since Nzbmatrix closed. Their in the process of back filling their databases. Once that is done they all should work well with Sickbeard and Couchpotato.
     

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