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How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:24 pm
by Black_Blade
I have been a customer on Newsdemon now for several years and have been very happy with the service. I was fortunate enough to have been coached on how to use the newsgroups by an online buddy who walked me through the process. By and large this has worked fine, but lately, after many unsuccessful attempts to find older files etc (back issues of certain magazines) I have been wanting to see about posting a request on the newsgroup in the hopes someone will upload the issues I was looking for.

I use the newsreader that Newsdemon supplied, News Rover, and it seems to be a good enough reader (never used another so can't really compare I guess) and have subscribed to several newsgroups that have had issues of the magazines on there from time to time, so how do you post a request onto that newsgroup to ask for a certain issue of a certain mag?

Re: How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:13 am
by HouseCrowd
I think the vast majority of people use NZBs these days so a request posted directly to a group would probably go unnoticed.

A better way would be to find an NZB site that indexes similar releases and post a request there. Alternatively you could upload what you have to the Newsgroups and put a request in the filename.
(eg something like: magazines_issues_4to7__requesting_upload_of_issues_1to3.rar).

Re: How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:36 pm
by Black_Blade
I just tried posting a request on a subscribed newsgroup using Newsrover and it came back with a error: 440 Posting Not Allowed

Others have posted requests, so why not me?

Re: How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 pm
by MrFredPFL
you need to ask them nicely to let you first ;)

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Re: How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:47 am
by Black_Blade
right on, thanks, I logged into my account and found the option to request posting status. Never paid attention before, guess I'm taking the next step up the newgroups ladder :D

Re: How to post a request on a newsgroup?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:54 pm
by stateless9
You'll probably have more luck requesting on private nzb forums. You usually have to contribute something before you can request though.