NTL and Newsgroups

  Spanish Johnny 20:01 21 Sep 2003

Does anybody know if NTL has a News server or supports newsgroups? Been looking into a particular newsgroup to join but finding it a bit confusing. The one thing I do know is that my Isp needs to have a news server.
I know I can phone NTL but I'm always on hold for a long time! So if anybody can answer this I would be really grateful.

  kinger 20:08 21 Sep 2003

NTL seems to have removed its newsgroup. It was working a few weeks ago and now it seems to return a 'no response' message ??

  Spanish Johnny 20:18 21 Sep 2003

Thanks Kinger, I may wait a little while to see if anybodyelse posts to this thread then I'll tick it resolved.
Thanks again

  Valvegrid 20:26 21 Sep 2003

I'm on NTL BB and have just tried to download the list of groups, but it's telling me it can't find the server. So I suppose you can draw your own conclusions.


  Spanish Johnny 20:31 21 Sep 2003

Ok, thanks guys, gonna tick this one resolved

  -pops- 06:36 22 Sep 2003

Newsgroups used to be an important and integral part of the Internet.

Although they seem to have been overtaken by porn in the last few years, they are still a very useful way of information transfer and for communities of like minded people to "meet up".

I would be interested to know if NTL have banned newsgroups and what their reasoning is if, indeed, they have.

  Valvegrid 06:54 22 Sep 2003

I managed to download the news group list this morning. I'm not sure why I couldn't yesterday, suffice to say I know NTL have been having server problems for some time, if my connection is anything to go by.


  Griffon 07:09 22 Sep 2003

Slightly off topic but there's an alternative NTL site called nthellworld.com which in their own words is "For everything you need to know about ntl's telephone, Internet, TV and customer service they forgot to tell you on their website." click here They have a great forum for ntl users.

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