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A week ago bigpong usenet went bung where I live so I had to use eternal
I spent one and a half hours geting somebody to tell my woes, trying to
tell the monolith that it did not work when I finally got one of the
technical service brains I told him the usenet server was down locally
he thought I was talking a foreign language, he did not know what I was
talking about (kept asking was it a service I paid for separately and
other useless questions) he finally disappeared for ages (talking to
other brains I expect, then came back and told me he had learned
something that he did not know existed and would generate a report.
Finally, today ,days later it works again.
As a matter of interest,I subscribe to and
but big pong does not have the moderated one so I use eternal sept for
that, how on earth would you go about asking why it is not included and
who controls such things,is there a secret bunker in bigpong with one
single unapproachable ancient imprisoned within who controls the whole

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When I was with a provider that claimed to provide usenet I would
report outages in e-writing (email , web form) and include in my report
the URL where they gave details of the service and give useful diagnostics
such as tracroute or telnet output demostrating the outage.

It'd usually be back in about 48 hours.

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It's an old '286 box in the basement under a pile of dusty cartons.
Sometimes when it rains it gets a bit wet and stops.

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They also use a Sinclair ZX80 - take a look under one of the dusty cartons
next time youre there.
I believe they have been thinking about upgrading to a Commodore 64.

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