question about posting here

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Jennifer M., Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M. Guest

    Well, not really a question about posting...just wasn't sure what else to
    call it.

    I haven't hay any new posts show up for about 10 days on here. Then, today,
    it caught me up. Any idea what the problem was? Just wondering if it is on
    my end or if it was a server thing.....
     
    Jennifer M., Jun 24, 2005
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  2. Jennifer M.

    Paul Furman Guest


    Your last post here was on 6-3 under this name, on my ISP's server.
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 24, 2005
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  3. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M. Guest

    I didn't mean just MY posts... there was nothing from anyone for 2 weeks...
    then, yesterday, all the ones from the past weeks showed up...

    ???

    Jennifer Motta
    www.jennifermotta.com
     
    Jennifer M., Jun 24, 2005
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  4. Jennifer M.

    Kitt Guest

    How do you get here? A news server via a newsreader or via an online
    service such as Google Groups? If it's a newsreader accessing a news
    server, it was probably a server problem. What server? If it was a
    server problem, then it should have affected anyone using that server.
    An e-mail to your server should help too. We need more info.
     
    Kitt, Jun 25, 2005
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  5. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M. Guest

    I get here through Outlook Express. I didn't realize there was any other
    way to get here.
    How would I email my server?
     
    Jennifer M., Jun 25, 2005
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  6. Jennifer M.

    Helen Guest

    Path:
    bigbe2.bellsouth.net!bigfeed.bellsouth.net!news.bellsouth.net!cycny01.gnilin
    k.net!cyclone1.gnilink.net!spamkiller2.gnilink.net!gnilink.net!trndny09.POST
    ED!76a7b7fb!not-for-mail
    From: "Jennifer M." <>
    Newsgroups: alt.photography
    References: <[email protected]>
    <> <[email protected]>
    <>
    Subject: Re: question about posting here
    Lines: 44
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180



    Outlook is the newsreader...the server is bellsouth or verizon? Anyway,
    there have been problems
    with several servers for the past few days.
     
    Helen, Jun 25, 2005
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  7. Jennifer M.

    Helen Guest

    How to contact your server? Assuming it isn't a home server... and you are
    paying bellsouth or verizon...

    If you subscribe via bellsouth then send them an e-mail. If you use
    verison, then send them an e-mail.

    Bellsouth is www.bellsouth.net Go to the site and find the info to send
    them an e-mail. Presumably
    verizon would be the same..... www.verizon.net or verizon.com
    also bellsouth's portal is
    www.bellsouth.com
     
    Helen, Jun 25, 2005
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  8. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M. Guest

    Thanks for the info! Its verizon btw. I'm not suprised...they seem to have
    server trouble often
     
    Jennifer M., Jun 25, 2005
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  9. Jennifer M.

    Kitt Guest

    Well, it can be hard to explain and it can be controversial too, but
    you can get here via a bunch of different 'news readers' by accessing a
    whole raft of assorted 'news servers'. Judging by a followup post, I
    assume you use Outlook Express to access a news server provided by your
    ISP, so that's who you'd want to check with to find out if their server
    was down or not.

    You can access a news server using several other news readers. Outlook
    Express is only one of them (albeit, probably the most popular). You
    can also use a whole host of other servers to get here. Some are even
    very cheap or even free. (Do a Google search on 'news servers' and
    'free news servers'.) You can set up your news reader (Outlook
    Express) to use more than one news server so that you will have a
    backup in the future if you have problems with your primary. When I
    used Outlook Express, I subscribed to Newsguy ($40 yrly for basic
    service?) and used Teranews as a backup. Teranews has a free version
    that gives you limited access after a very small registration fee.
    (Was $4 then.) The advantage of paying for a news server is total and
    complete access to everything on Usenet, which some ISP servers limit
    to a greater or lesser extent. Usually the more bandwidth you use, the
    more it costs.

    To confuse you even further, you can also use the method I use
    nowadays, which is Google Groups. It is a web based portal and require
    only a browser and no news reader at all. I like it because of it's
    propagation and the way it organizes a thread. Google also bought the
    largest searchable database of old Usenet posts in existence (the old
    Dejanews), so you can check out old posters and posts online. Find it
    at http://groups-beta.google.com or click on the "groups" button at the
    Google search engine in case my link doesn't work.

    There are a lot of Usenet tutorials online, but beware the dates on
    some of them. They can be really 'old news'. ;o)

    Hope this helps.

    Kitt
     
    Kitt, Jun 25, 2005
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  10. Jennifer M.

    Jennifer M. Guest

    Thanks for all the info, I had no idea people got here any other way than
    outlook express. I'll have to check out the things you said.
     
    Jennifer M., Jun 26, 2005
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