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Timekeeper

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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2011, 10:15:24 PM »

OK, I will just stick around here then.


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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 12:53:35 AM »

I find that most P2P stuff is recent and available these days (hence the witch hunt against them) rather than hard to come by OOP stuff.
Original sites like Autogalaxy and Napster had a lot of old stuff (and park stuff as well) that was just unavailable to buy.
I'm wondering what newsgroups have now - are they following the trend of just pirating available stuff or do they still have masses of the older things there? I suspect the former prevails now.
link to and probably not anything that would be of interest here.

There are collectors that will periodically post part of their collection in the newsgroups.  Some of the albums are too esoteric or of limited interest for most P2P sites and even for some niche music bloggers ;).
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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2011, 02:11:57 AM »

There are some P2P fileshare sites that do cater for the more unusual and I've had some interesting OOP stuff from them (including Disney - and don't get excited, they turned up on here anyway).
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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2011, 02:32:40 AM »

Yeah since sharing is voluntary you kind of are at the mercy of what people are willing to share. You have those that will only trade and those that won't share at all.
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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2011, 04:49:15 AM »

I have to say I got back into newsgroups several years ago when I heard about the wonderful Haunted Mansion Unauthorized 35th Anniversary collection being circulated on them. While it is true the Disney groups have dried up, there is so much other wonderful non-Disney material to be found!  And now that the newsgroups are searchable (www.binsearch.info), I use them far more than torrents anymore.

BTW, I use a Mac, so my software is Unison, and I've been using www.newshosting.com as a provider, and they have been flawless.  Check it out and explore "a whole new world"!     :-)
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Re: What are Newsgroups?
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2011, 06:17:46 AM »

I have paid Giganews for newsgroup access for years.  The groups arent as active as they used to be when ISPs provided access too but I still find a lot of great non disney stuff out there
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