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I hate test posts
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Guy Fuller
2003-10-31 02:25:46 UTC
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If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
2003-10-31 02:57:45 UTC
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 19:25:46 -0700, "Guy Fuller"
Post by Guy Fuller
If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
LOL!

You have my sympathy and support, but newsgroups are
the new Wild West, and the frontier is limitless.

People are ungovernable. Folks do the darndest things.

This thread will vanish from servers all around the world in
a few days. More new folks will wash up on this strange
beach and see whether they can establish communications
with the natives. Trying to tell people who aren't here
yet not to waste recycled electrons is like telling the
tide not to rise.

It is possible in some newsreading software to set
filters. I've got a filter for the word "FAQ." I just never
see posts with that word in it. I haven't set a filter
yet for "test," but it seems like something I could do
if I wanted to.

YMMV.

Marty
w4jle
2003-10-31 03:48:20 UTC
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Is there a limited amount of space on a given news group? What would I
observe as the news group went over it's allocated space? Blank messages?
Misspelled words?

Pray tell what ominous warnings should I look for?
Post by Guy Fuller
If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
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http://www.arizonamodeler.com
MikeF
2003-10-31 11:38:29 UTC
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I dont think so, but some folks with dialup have a long slow wait while the page loads.
'Course, they have to wait for pretty much everything with dialup...
Thats also partly why binaries and HTML are not permitted.

Ive seen countless flame wars over at the .land group when some newbie with webtv asks
"what car should i get first? How can i make it faster" using html and a big ol' animated
signature. Otherwise kind and helpful people become quite testy. Personally, the only
thing that irritates me are those senseless 'babble' posts that appear to be generated by
a small word-bot program designed to clog newgroups.
Post by w4jle
Is there a limited amount of space on a given news group? What would I
observe as the news group went over it's allocated space? Blank messages?
Misspelled words?
Pray tell what ominous warnings should I look for?
Post by Guy Fuller
If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
--
Visit Arizona Modeler Magazine
http://www.arizonamodeler.com
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
2003-10-31 13:13:20 UTC
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 22:48:20 -0500, "w4jle" <W4JLE(remove this to
Post by w4jle
Is there a limited amount of space on a given news group?
Every news administrator in the world creates a rule for ditching old
news in order to make room for new news.

I'm not a news admin, and I'm not sure what the parameters are
and whether they are tweaked group by group or for the newsfeed
as a whole.
Post by w4jle
What would I
observe as the news group went over it's allocated space?
It's its when it's its.

You would observe that older messages are no longer available
on a particular news server.

The good news is that google keeps everything.

The bad news is that not everything is worth keeping,
including, in all likelihood, this very post. :o(

Marty
unknown
2003-10-31 10:00:33 UTC
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 19:25:46 -0700, "Guy Fuller"
Post by Guy Fuller
If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
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Visit Arizona Modeler Magazine
http://www.arizonamodeler.com
Hi

The above is not a sneaky way of doing a test post is it???? 8^)

Regards - testingly


KGB

My email address needs "altering" before use
ed
2003-10-31 22:54:02 UTC
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YOUR POST DIDNT COME THROUGH TRY AGAIN!!!


hehehe

keep this thread alive and cheque your post with this "test"

ps why is it that it takes my posts 6plus hours to be posted???

is there a way to post faster??

is this test post working???

some serious questions some not..

thanks lots ededge 2002
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
2003-10-31 23:48:50 UTC
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Post by ed
ps why is it that it takes my posts 6plus hours to be posted?
This is a function of how your news server is set up and how it
is connected the rest of newsworld. I pretty much "fire and
forget." If the posts get through, great; if they don't, I either
repeat myself or forgeddaboudit.
Post by ed
is there a way to post faster?
Try a different news server. Google is always slowest in
my experience. I buy service from newsguy.com. I don't
know whether it is the best, but it works sort of OK for me
so far.
Post by ed
is this test post working???
Nope. ;o)

Marty
Paul McIntosh
2003-11-01 00:22:13 UTC
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Speed is in the hands of the news server. If it takes 6 hours, then that's
how long between updates on the server you are using. Mine get posted
nearly instantly. I am using the BTInternet server.
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Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
Post by ed
YOUR POST DIDNT COME THROUGH TRY AGAIN!!!
hehehe
keep this thread alive and cheque your post with this "test"
ps why is it that it takes my posts 6plus hours to be posted???
is there a way to post faster??
is this test post working???
some serious questions some not..
thanks lots ededge 2002
Six_O'Clock_High
2003-11-01 18:05:25 UTC
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LOL! Sometimes my posts NEVER are seen locally but clearly stir things up
as many respond and I CAN find them with Google.
Post by Paul McIntosh
Speed is in the hands of the news server. If it takes 6 hours, then that's
how long between updates on the server you are using. Mine get posted
nearly instantly. I am using the BTInternet server.
--
Paul McIntosh
Desert Sky Model Aviation
http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
Post by ed
YOUR POST DIDNT COME THROUGH TRY AGAIN!!!
hehehe
keep this thread alive and cheque your post with this "test"
ps why is it that it takes my posts 6plus hours to be posted???
is there a way to post faster??
is this test post working???
some serious questions some not..
thanks lots ededge 2002
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