Im only just starting to use usenet, ive found lots of stuff out and still really confused by lots of things but ill sort them out in due time with any luck
Anyway there are some things i would like to know now:
1) im a customer of virgin media in the UK and when i put news.viringmedia.com into the address bar, i get lots of groups. i am not currently subscribbed to any usenet news server but i still have access to some groups, how do i have access to these groups if im not paying for them?
2) some of the groups i have access to do not update... EVER! why?
3) i have managed to get a few files from the current groups i have, but when trying to use them the .rar's are either passworded or the .rar's werent all there (even after .par). So i have lots of useless files, if i get an account say with giganews how likley is it that the files i get are the real thing?
4) i currently have newsbins pro and newsleecher, although i like the newsleecher GUI its damn hard to make things work i find, opening files, getting rid of groups, all i get is constant error messages. Newsbins pro has a worse GUI but actually does what i tell it to do, what newsreaders would you recommend and why? Any other tips you can give a noob?