So I've recently returned to using newsgroups after about a 6 year hiatus.
I'm using Grabit, and I've got a couple of questions...
The search feature is really quite nice, but you can only search for a couple of items and only download a few as well. To get that limit raised, you've gotta pay. Is there some easy way to search newsgroups without having to fork over more money? I've searched on Google for just plain "usenet search" and typically find nothing useful.
Also, when I do a search on occasion, I'll locate a file I want to get. Instead of doing a direct download from the search, I'll opt to go directly to the group I've subscribed to, do a full-update, and download the file myself. Well, 100% of the time I've tried that I haven't been able to locate the file. I'm using Giganews which has one hell of a retention rate so the file has to be still be there. Anyone got suggestions?
(Oh and my PC or grabit tend to crash on occasion when doing full-updates..which is sad)