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Old 07-08-2014, 01:40 PM   #1351
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if not now just...EVER? i've been trying to get one for months since i can't get sickbeard to work with my mac and need the push capability...i can wait forever. hell, i can paypal you if you want. desperate. could have a nzb.su invite in the making if you want a trade...
Invites have been temporarily disabled on Dognzb until they can find an alternative to Paypal. No ETA.

Since your having trouble with Sickbeard have you tried just using RSS to pull your tv shows? RSS should work with Nzb.su.

On Nzb.su go to "MyShows" and add your shows. Click on "RSS" on the bottom of the Nzb.su website to get the URL to use to pull the RSS feed for "My Shows". Add the Url to your Usenet client (Sabnzbd).

RSS isn't as elegant or robust has Sickbeard but it's better then nothing.

For general help with anything usenet, you can try:

http://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #1352
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thanks so much for the update! even if it isn't exactly what i was hoping to hear

i tried doing that actually but got errors when adding it as an rss in my SANnzbd but get errors and can't get it to pull properly...think this could be because i'm not VIP there and don't have their api access? i'm on that reddit often now...and the invite side of it as one can imagine with no luck. super happy to have gotten the nbz.su, just keeping my eye on the prize as it seems like the most perfect site for me.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:52 PM   #1353
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i tried doing that actually but got errors when adding it as an rss in my SANnzbd but get errors and can't get it to pull properly...think this could be because i'm not VIP there and don't have their api access?
Yes, you have to have VIP in order to use their API and RSS.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:22 PM   #1354
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dang. well that explains ONE of my problems...thanks!
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #1355
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Invites have been temporarily disabled on Dognzb until they can find an alternative to Paypal. No ETA.
What was the problem with Paypal?

I must have missed that announcement as a friend was tell me that he needs to find some place to buy some BTC so he can use Dognzb.

What's a good place to buy some BTC? Are there any sites that take credit cards or Paypal?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #1356
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What was the problem with Paypal?

I must have missed that announcement as a friend was tell me that he needs to find some place to buy some BTC so he can use Dognzb.

What's a good place to buy some BTC? Are there any sites that take credit cards or Paypal?
Paypal has a history of cancelling accounts with usenet indexers.

Dognzb has future plans for accepting credit cards but no ETA.

Dognzb recommended using 'Coinbase' to purchase Bitcoin. I have no experience with Bitcoins.

Bitcoin guide.

http://howtobuybitcoins.info/
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:12 PM   #1357
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Paypal has a history of cancelling accounts with usenet indexers.

Dognzb has future plans for accepting credit cards but no ETA.

Dognzb recommended using 'Coinbase' to purchase Bitcoin. I have no experience with Bitcoins.

Bitcoin guide.

http://howtobuybitcoins.info/
Thanks for the info. I tried a few of the links in the guide and the sites were down. I guess with BTC regulations changing so quickly these days, it's hard to be up to date.

I wonder what is Stripe's policy on index sites? We just implemented Stripe at work not too long along and it was pretty quick and painless.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:12 PM   #1358
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I wonder what is Stripe's policy on index sites? We just implemented Stripe at work not too long along and it was pretty quick and painless.
It's being explored as an option.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:08 PM   #1359
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Thanks for the info. I tried a few of the links in the guide and the sites were down. I guess with BTC regulations changing so quickly these days, it's hard to be up to date.

I wonder what is Stripe's policy on index sites? We just implemented Stripe at work not too long along and it was pretty quick and painless.
Some seedbox cos have Stripe. Also Google Checkout doesn't have Paypals dislike of filesharing services.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:21 PM   #1360
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:59 PM   #1361
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Dog down?
Yeah, the admin is working to fixing things.


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We are sorry for any issue(s) this is causing our members.
For now, everyone is welcome to hang out on the IRC and talk with other members and our staff.

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Old 08-31-2014, 05:10 PM   #1362
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apparently on the site is down, the API is still up
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:55 PM   #1363
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Dognzb website is back up and running.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:20 AM   #1364
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http://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/comme...drive_cancels/

Looks like the usenet provider 'Newsdemon' is up to more shady practices.

They claim they lost a disk with their billing system and lost some customer data/accounts. It just so happens it was the customers who were on $4-$5 monthly Black Friday deals. Newsdemon has in the past been creative in coming up with ways of dumping discounted/block accounts.

The only recourse according to them is to sign up again with full price accounts.

Affected accounts will continue to function until the end of the customers billing cycle.

Most customers won't know something is wrong until their billing cycle passes.

Another usenet provider 'Newsgroupdirect' switched their billing cycle from 30 days to 28.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:26 PM   #1365
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It's been so long that I forgot signing up for this "nMatrix" indexer, but I did get this email from them:

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We've noticed that you're enjoying the site, great to have you on board! Unfortunately the account profile you're on will soon be removed from the site completely.

Upgrading is easy, and it'll make your Usenet experience better.

For just $10 you'll get UNLIMITED API and Downloads per day. You won't get this anywhere else!

Accounts expire on the 30th October 2014.

More info on why we're removing Free accounts is on our forums.
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I've been meaning to update everyone for a while now, it's been really busy on nMatrix!
The beta site is really taking us leaps and bounds to becoming a much better indexer. Spam releases should be a thing of the past, if you spot any though - get in touch In fact, since making the changes over 98 000 fake or spam releases have been removed from the site.

Back in April we asked how you'd like the site run. We need to stick to our guns on this one, and we believe our plan will only move nMatrix forward.
Going forward, we'll be a Premium-only indexer with all the current Free account profiles to be removed slowly but surely.

While I know this sucks in some ways, we need to measure out server, hosting, security and development costs on the site. Sustaining a free user base isn't a viable solution at this stage

Having members upgrade, we're able to keep our servers running and expand wherever possible. I know it feels like we're letting some of you guys down, and I'm really sorry about that.

You can help sustain the site by paying a once-off fee of just $10. This is something that won't change. We won't turn around to our Premium members asking them to re-upgrade or pay more.
Over the next while, I'll be slowly but surely removing users that are on a Free profile. An email should also be in all of your inbox's about this. Premium members, don't worry - things will continue as normal. All of your accounts are safe.

If you aren't sure which profile you're on, you can look at your user role on your profile

To keep your account, you'll need to upgrade your account.
This can be done via by the links below:

Upgrade via PayPal
Upgrade via Bitcoin

Open registrations will still take place at random, however free accounts will have a 14 day period to trial the site.

So my question is, is nMatrix worth paying for? Anyone with them? Are they reliable?
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:40 PM   #1366
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I paid the upgrade fee long ago; I like em just fine. They have a Sabnzbd push feature that I like and use often.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:37 PM   #1367
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I upgrade to VIP on nMatrix over a year ago and have no issues with them. They have been very reliable with working with Sickbeard/Nzbdrone/Couchpotato. While not having ground breaking features like Dognzb, they have been pretty rock solid. The admin of nMatrix has a presence on Reddit/usenet.

They are also upgrading their servers, ect.

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This weekend (17 October - 19 October) we'll be migrating to bigger and better hardware along with implementing some tweaks and bug fixes to the site.
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We realize that content needs to be grabbed quickly, and we're catering for that.
Load balance tests have been going well, and we'll be pushing these changes out this weekend. We hope to keep downtime to a minimum, however there may be some interruption. I'll try and keep this to after hours though.
Better hardware combined with no free users should help make the site even more reliable.

I don't regret the one-off $10 fee. I've already got my moneys worth.

How many good indexer do you have? It's a good idea to have 3-4 reliable indexers just to have back-ups. Any indexer (good/bad) can shut down without warning.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:38 AM   #1368
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Thanks for the feedback etsolow and Malcontent. I typically use NZB.su, with dognzb.cr as my backup. For $10 I figured it'd be nice to hang onto nMatrix as well, so I just subscribed. I appreciate your answers.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:59 PM   #1369
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OK got a trial account going with giganews and I have downloaded sabnzbd. I just need an indexer? I looked at some of the ones mentioned here and they all seem to not be running. Even the very common nzb.su seems to have packed up. Is this common?

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM   #1370
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The two that I have accounts at are still running (NZBs.in and DOGnzb.cr), but I do not have any invites.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:55 PM   #1371
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Dognzb turned off invites a while ago. However they do still allow sign-up and the one time $10 payment via Bitcoin at dognzb.cr/Bitcoin.

I helped a friend sign up that way 2 weeks ago.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:00 PM   #1372
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I don't think I have any invites available but will check when I get home. Also would definitely recommend something other than giganews as your provider. They are the priciest option out there and typically take stuff down pretty quickly.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #1373
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Dognzb turned off invites a while ago. However they do still allow sign-up and the one time $10 payment via Bitcoin at dognzb.cr/Bitcoin.

I helped a friend sign up that way 2 weeks ago.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #1374
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OK got a trial account going with giganews and I have downloaded sabnzbd. I just need an indexer? I looked at some of the ones mentioned here and they all seem to not be running. Even the very common nzb.su seems to have packed up. Is this common?

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Nzb.su is still up and running. They just redirect when you try to get to their site directly.

Most of the big indexers closed to new sign ups and took steps to "hide" from casual surfers.

Nzb.su requires a recurring fee. If your just starting to get your feet wet, you might first try an indexer that is open and free. With no commitment. At least until you figure out if usenet is something you want to use long term.


Currently the sites are free for full access.

https://nzb.is

https://nzb.cat

Reddit has a nice area for usenet where you can ask questions and find information.

http://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:18 PM   #1375
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I don't think I have any invites available but will check when I get home. Also would definitely recommend something other than giganews as your provider. They are the priciest option out there and typically take stuff down pretty quickly.
It's a bad sign when there isn't any obvious way to look at pricing from the home page. (Finally realized that you had to start a trial to see pricing.)

If you don't mind the slower speeds (8-10Mbit), I think Tweaknews is pretty decent. I've been paying 10 euros every three months.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:42 PM   #1376
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Also would definitely recommend something other than giganews as your provider. They are the priciest option out there and typically take stuff down pretty quickly.
Yes, due to advice from this thread I suspended my monthly Giganews subscription a few months back, and have been getting by with blocks from BlockNews (and Tweaknews as a backup) instead. I'm not a very frequent downloader anyway, only grabbing a few things here and there, but the new setup has worked fine for me and is certainly cheaper.

I'd been holding on to Giganews because I was grandfathered into a old plan with more GBs of monthly download, but I just wasn't using it and it was costing me more than I should've been paying. I should probably just go ahead and cancel the account outright now.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #1377
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Giganews gave me 3 months for $15 a month unlimited. Once that is up I will go somewhere else.
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Nice. Was that some sort of promotion, or just a deal for new customers?
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:06 PM   #1379
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That's the current new user promotion. Price goes back to $30/month after the promo ends.

The 2000+ days of retention is nice but I'm satisfied with Tweaknew's ~1200 days. I'd rather pay ~$4/month even if I get a bit less retention and a bit less speed.
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nzbs.org is down this morning, good thing I have dog as a backup

maybe I should look into adding some additional back ups, any recommendations?
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