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

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  1. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The supernews deal I did was $99 for a year.

    http://www.supernews.com/super-special/
     
  2. jollygrunt777

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    YW
     
  3. Malcontent

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    Some people may not like to prepay in advance. If they later become dissatisfied with the service or a better option comes up they can jump ship.

    I've become gun shy committing to yearly when it comes to usenet subscriptions. But that's my hang up.
     
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    Im usually the same way but UB is weird.. you cant do an ongoing subscription. Its month to month without auto renewal so just to save myself the hassle, I paid for a year.

    This is the provider I just left to go to UsenetBucket. I was really happy with them from all aspects.. the service was great, their support was great.. I just went to UB because they had better retention.
     
  6. Malcontent

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    Usenetserver says they have 2472 Days Retention. Usenetbucket says they have 1100 days. Did you mean completion?
     
  7. KungFuCow

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    Got my hosters mixed up. Ive been with so many they all kind of run together. I was referring to UseNetNow.

    My apologies....
     
  8. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    No worries.
     
  9. cheesesteak

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    I bought a new computer. I've set up SABnzbd exactly like the old computer's version. Same settings, same ports etc... The .nzb files download and kick off SABnzbd but the wanted file just sits in the queue, never downloading. I go to SABnzbd -> Config -> Servers -> Show Details for my blocknews.net account. Clicking the Test Server button results in a "(10061, "Failed to connect (10060, 'timed out') - @blocknews.net:5563) message. The new computer has Win 8.1 and McAfee firewall software. The old is a Win 7 box and Windows firewall. I added SABnzbd to McAfee's programs to let through the firewall but still no go. I thought the firewall might be the problem so I disabled it but still no go. I've probably missed a step somewhere along the line. Any ideas on what I've missed? As far as I can tell the settings are identical. I have the two computers sitting next to each other and have compared the screens side by side.
     
  10. Malcontent

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    Check to make sure the NZB's are not being paused. There is a master pause button at the top right of the SABnzbd GUI. If it's enabled by accident, Nzbs will just sit there. There would be a "paused" message in the SABnzbd browser tab.

    Do you have Blocknews "enabled" (checked marked) in settings?

    Double check your server settings in SABnzbd. Correct Username? Correct password? Do you have SSL option enabled in the server settings since port 5563 is a SSL port for Blocknews? Have you tried SSL port 443?

    The "test server" button in SABNZB never works for me with Blocknews/Frugalusenet. I get error messages even with the correct info. Using it for me seems to cause connection issues. I've reported it to support but they can't recreate the issue. I make a point of never clicking the 'Test Server' button for Blocknews/Frugalusenet.

    If all else fails, try changing your Blocknews password and never click the 'Test Server' option again for Blocknews. If you change your password, allow at least 10 minutes for the change to fully take place on their servers.


     
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Found it! I had "blocknews.net" as the host instead of "usnews.blocknews.net".

    Thanks
     
  12. logic88

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    Does anyone monitor the PBS show Frontline with Sickbeard or Sonarr?

    For some reason, my Sickbeard install isn't showing the 5/26 episode in it's index. Not sure why. I tried to force an update but it's still missing.

    Is anyone else seeing the episode for their install?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Malcontent

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    I don't follow the show but a quick search seems to show that the episode isn't out on usenet yet. Not at least on the indexers I've checked. The episode would be S33E09.

    Shows like this can take a few days to appear on usenet after they air.

    Sickbeard will grab the episode when it's indexed on Usenet.
     
  14. bobino

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    My installation of sickbeard rarely finds the show Frontline. It hasn't found a single episode for season 2015. Since most other shows are found easily, I'm guessing something is broken with this show. Has anyone seen this problem?

    -Bob
     
  15. Fofer

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    By "something broken" do you mean "no one's uploading it?"
     
  16. vertigo235

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    All joking aside, it really is amazing how "reliable" it is that someone will upload these shows.

    Keep in mind, the scene doesn't share their stuff on Usenet or torrent, it's someone who has access to all the scene releases that does it.

    I can see how someone might think that something is "broken" when someone doesn't upload a show they watch :D
     
  17. MikeMar

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    Wow, am I that out of touch, what is "the scene"?
     
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    It's basically all a "game" to compete with other release groups to see who can release a show/movie the fastest to certain standards. All for bragging rights, that's why the releases come out so quickly, and sometimes before the air date.
     
  20. MikeMar

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    ohhh yeah, different groups, thought there was something behind all that!

    I am NOT out of the know, I feel better now
     

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