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

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  1. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    This:

    There were other ways for them to have handled this better. Pro-rated refunds, or fair conversions to something else, perhaps? Like lifetime access to a "lite" tier, for example.

    As it stands, I am satisfied with nzb.su anyway. DogNZB gets no more of my money.
     
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  2. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    I went through this a couple years ago with nzbrus.. Very reminiscent.
     
  3. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    I admire the chutzpah. Hey, I stole your money, so give me some more money.
     
  4. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have three other great indexers that don't pull this crap. If I end up with zero and dog is the only other option, I'm sure they will take my money then just as easily as they will now.

    But I don't see that happening, ever.
     
  5. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    This is why I am hesitant to give them anything more. I have 300 days so it should be plenty of time to see what happens over the next year. Maybe by then they will get a real payment processor.
     
  6. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

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    Care to share which ones?
     
  7. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    nzbs.org and pfmonkey.com

    I also have omgwtfnzb which was up front about their model (you pay yearly I think) and has not changed anything.

    6box.me is a free alternative too which is good.
     
  8. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.. it looks like my pfmonkey and nzb.su accounts no longer exist :(
     
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I'm not going to pay DOGnzb any more money because I don't use it enough. I was ok paying $10 for a lifetime sub, but I get stuff off Usenet probably less than 5 times a year.

    Although right now it's my only account because I just discovered my nzb.su account is gone now too. :(
     
  10. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    I just use usenet in spurts at this point, you can still manually use Dog right?

    Care less about automated overall
     
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Ah, my NZBs.in one is still there. :up:
     
  12. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Oh, I never use automated. But I guess I assumed my account would be unable to be accessed after it expired.
     
  13. MikeMar

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    I haven't paid Dog a dime, I haven't paid anyone anything outside of Frugal/Block/Astra for the actual data part of it.
     
  14. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Weird. When I signed up for Dog, there was something about needing to pay to keep the account open, I thought.
     
  15. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Looks like my Dog account will be good for another 166 days, I guess that's a decent probation period, but I doubt I'll pay.
     
  16. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

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    They decided to keep accounts active after all. After the expiration date, no more API calls or automated features. Just browsing the site and RSS feeds.
     
  17. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    Ahh so that's probably what I have, just the free version and manually go and grab stuff from there
     
  18. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Two updates this morning:

    UPDATE: Recent registrants have had their accounts extended by 2 years. Hopefully this will help with new users feeling slighted and "bait and switched".

    UPDATE: Accounts will no longer be pruned when the account expiration date arrives. Those users will be moved to a Lite plan, which is 0 API calls (just manual browsing and RSS feeds). This may change, but for now, this is what we can do.

    https://dognzb.cr/board/index.php?/topic/2835-important-changes-regarding-lifetime-payments/

    Well done :up:

    The Lite plan is all I've ever really needed / used.
     
  19. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Leaves the door open to pay later should one decide there actually is any Value there. Also I'm not really cool with their available methods of payment, they will need to work that out first before I would even consider it.
     
  20. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

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    The Lite plan will support 25 API calls per day.
     

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