Newsgroup propagation not working?

Discussion in 'Tell us what you think!' started by hippy, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. hippy

    hippy New Member

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    It seems that messages to say, aus.bicycle, are not making it to the newsgroup. They are just local to cyclingforums..

    Are you still working on this?

    ciao
    hippy
     
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  2. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Yeah mate, having some login problems, sometimes it logs in OK other times it doesnt. Its caused by a storage issue at the providers end, they've said it'll be fixed by the end of this week which should be tomorrow...I hope.

    I've locked them for now until its fixed.

    regards,
     
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    Just to add to the above post:

     
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    Ah, that explains while CF version of aus.bicycle is as dead as a dodo.
    I'll wait, I refuse to use a news reader. Gave up in 1996. :D
     
  5. steve

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    Yep sorry about that :( I locked it so people didn't post thinking it'd get propagated. Its a coincidence that they started to have problems the same time we upgraded!

    regards,
     
  6. steve

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    Hi hippy and cfsmtb

    I've fixed this group now, i'll sort the others out later today.

    cheers
     
  7. steve

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    Some things that have been improved since the last version are:
    • Posts are now visible here within about 5 minutes of them being made
    • Threaded viewing is possible within the forum
    • Attachments posted to the forum are sent as a link
    • quick reply box now works without breaking the threading of messages
    • Long url's are auto converted to a tiny url using http://tinyurl.com
    Any comments or suggestions post them here!

    cheers
     
  8. cfsmtb

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    Brill!

    re; attachments,
    - does this include images,
    - and will they be stripped off the message before being propagated out to aus.bicycle land?

    Don't want to upset the news reader grouches, do we? :p
     
  9. steve

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    The image isn't sent, just a link to it. Someone posted one this morning in the Hybrid recommendations thread, if you want to login to your ISP's news server or goto google groups and have a look.

    It comes through looking like this:

    Code:
     
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |Filename: 04SirrusSportDisc_d.jpg 
    |Download: [url="http://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1712"][u][color=#0000ff]http://www.cyclingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1712[/color][/u][/url]
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
    Most people wont use it though.

    cheers
     
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    excellent. ;) maybe use will pick up with familiarly?

    good work steve. :)
     
  12. steve

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    What display mode do you generally use? I figured threaded/hybrid would be used by people that like these groups. The post caching on threaded mode makes it nice and quick to go from post to post within a thread, its quicker than a news reader for me :cool:

    cheers
     
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