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Drewa311
2007-11-13, 12:47 PM
What is a usenet newgroup? it seems like scene release pay-per GB p2p? could anyone explain for me? seems kinda shady-thanks in advance-drew

possessed
2007-11-13, 01:07 PM
newsgroups are essentially where the internet began. It started as a bulletin board of sorts and has gone onto host pictures, movies, applications, discussions, etc.

I use newsgroups daily. Just be wary it also a place for tons of spam and malware also. But those are generally easy to spot.

Go forth and learn:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsgroup

ffooky
2007-11-13, 02:22 PM
The first rule of Usenet is, you don't talk about Usenet...... ;)

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 05:54 PM
The first rule of Usenet is, you don't talk about Usenet...... ;)


i figured it was like that, and easy irc? but fight club didn't cost any money, what gives?

possessed
2007-11-13, 06:19 PM
i figured it was like that, and easy irc? but fight club didn't cost any money, what gives?
Usenet is easy. All you need is a newsreader and newsprovider. Something as simple as Outlook and your ISP works but they usually block many groups and limit your downloads. I use Agent Newsreader and Giganews. It cost me like 12 bucks a month but I get about 25GB worth of downloads and access to all groups. You'll get tons of pr0n, lossless, mp3, movies, TV shows, videos, text, help, support, comedy, horror, etc etc etc. There are groups devoted to everything you could want. Do some research on what groups are out there and you'll be downloading in no time.

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 06:32 PM
Thank you-$12 for 25 GB aint bad-it all seems kinda confusing-the newsgroup reader is the client used to download from the specific group your on. might have to check this out

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 06:35 PM
do you pay the group or the reader?

possessed
2007-11-13, 06:41 PM
do you pay the group or the reader?
You pay for the news provider. The readers and groups are free. But like I said, an all free route gets limited access. Go to Giganews.com and check out their site for free readers and tons of FAQ's.

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 07:19 PM
how do i download? where is the content?

possessed
2007-11-13, 07:31 PM
did you read any of the links or sites I pointed you to? :hmm:

do I have to come over and give you a personal click by click tutorial? :rolleyes:

http://www.giganews.com/faq.html
http://www.giganews.com/

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 07:34 PM
I found one, than you for all your help, i just couldnt find a group with any actual content, now that is did its pretty bad ass.

possessed
2007-11-13, 07:39 PM
I found one, than you for all your help, i just couldnt find a group with any actual content, now that is did its pretty bad ass.
It can take time to find one. There are over 100K groups but only about 20K have major activity. Don't get addicted to the pr0n. :)

possessed
2007-11-13, 07:40 PM
Oh and sorry for the pissy post.

Enjoy. :wave:

Drewa311
2007-11-13, 09:07 PM
it sure is a closed community, like IRC back in the day

i couldnt even find a link on google helping me to actually find content

found a mix-tape group im grabbing some stuff off of, and of course keeping up to date on all the "news"

im just doing the trial though, ill stick to the torrent sites for now

thanks again, i just have been reluctant to figure it out for some reason, prob. cause it cost money.

possessed
2007-11-13, 09:10 PM
i couldnt even find a link on google helping me to actually find content
http://www.binsearch.info/
http://newzleech.com/
http://www.newzbin.com/

binsearch is the one I use most often.

weedwacker
2007-11-14, 11:25 PM
http://www.slyck.com/ng.php

One of the best introduction to newsgroups tutorials I've ever read.

I personally like xnews as a newsreader but you probably want a reader that is still actively being supported and also supports .nzb files.

jameskg
2007-11-15, 12:44 AM
I used to use usenet all the time... like 10 years ago.. remember when you could still find actual discussion threads on usenet? I had a priate copy of Agent (not Free Agent - the real deal) and thought I was the shit... I was like wow, there's a lot of really strange porn in some of these groups... :lol:

U2Lynne
2007-11-15, 09:50 AM
If you want to see what the usegroups are like, you can look at what google has: http://groups.google.com/ Put in an interest, like "music" and the first group that comes up is "rec.music.beatles" http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.beatles/topics?lnk=gschg Boy, just look at the spam! But, here's a legit thread http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.beatles/browse_thread/thread/d5ffd3d43af52853#a64c4b1729f00423 I think that now that I'm used to forums, I prefer them over newsgroups. (I won't touch the download aspect of newsgroups. :cool: )

possessed
2007-11-15, 09:53 AM
I used to use usenet all the time... like 10 years ago.. remember when you could still find actual discussion threads on usenet? I had a priate copy of Agent (not Free Agent - the real deal) and thought I was the shit... I was like wow, there's a lot of really strange porn in some of these groups... :lol:
You still can find discussions outside of the binaries groups. But with the proliferation of web boards, google and wiki, no one wants to wait for answers. 10 years ago all my beer discussions were thru usenet. Now I just come here. And yes there is some weird pr0n out there. :disbelief

possessed
2007-11-15, 09:57 AM
I think that now that I'm used to forums, I prefer them over newsgroups. (I won't touch the download aspect of newsgroups. :cool: )
There are still a lot of groups that are moderated and kept spam free though. I've downloaded a shitload of good stuff from said groups this year. And it's usually quicker than P2P.

diggrd
2007-11-15, 10:59 AM
I also grab some good stuff from time to time, Euro-Festival broacasts in HD are always nice. :)

possessed
2007-11-15, 11:09 AM
I also grab some good stuff from time to time, Euro-Festival broacasts in HD are always nice. :)
One of the few reasons I wish I lived in Europe. I'm listening to an old XM broadcast interview with Mitch Hedberg. :thumbsup

sentenced2000
2007-11-24, 06:08 PM
I'm using usenet for a year, and believe me, i cannot stop downloading stuff from there. I consider myself still a newbie. I don't understand a lot of things, but that don't stopped me to enjoy it...it's really fantastic. I hope one day all traders here at the Den gives usenet a chance.

IMO the best features usenet have are:

* High speed downloadings. Normally on a torrent, i download a 4Gb DVD in around 6-10hours! ...on usenet just 90min aprox.

* Dedicated servers. Instead depend of other peoples while downloading. here one DL from a server, so it's faster and continuous. Practically never the DL is interrupted.

A nice start, i recommend usenext.com service. They have a 15 day trial or 3Gb limit. Usenext have a little propietary newsreader that's very easy to use. It's like an internet explorer for usenet.

Here's a little pic of how usenext explorer looks. I have open the lossless.bootlegs group.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff282/sentenced2000/usenext.jpg

Enjoy downloading!!!

:)