Black Friday Usenet Specials : 2017 Holiday Deals

Here’s our list of the best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Usenet promotions:

  • Newshosting – unlimited Usenet + VPN from $6.67 a month for life!
  • UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $6.81 a month for life!
  • Easynews – Big Gig plan (web Usenet + NNTP + VPN) for $9.99 the first 3 months
  • TweakNews – Get 12 months unlimited Usenet free with a 12 month subscription.
  • Eweka – Save 50% off 12 months of high-speed Usenet from just €4,80 a month.

Bonus: best VPN deals of the year

It’s almost time to launch the Black Friday Usenet deals again this year.  Last time around was a lot of fun and we plan to cover all the Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday newsgroup specials right here again this year.  Enjoy some of the best deals of 2017 courtesy of top Usenet providers.  We’ll have some great holiday specials along with a few surprises.  Make sure to keep an eye on this post as we will begin to drop in the Black Friday deals Thanksgiving Day.  From what we’ve heard so far this year will be fun as always.

Black Friday Usenet Deals

We will start from the top and cover the top 10 Black Friday / Holiday Usenet deals of 2017.  Like most merchants, a number of Usenet providers like to keep their Black Friday promotions secret until they launch.  The details for some will start to materialize close to Thanksgiving Day.  No worries though as we plan to carry all the promotions.  Our list of deals will be updated as Black Friday draws closer so please check back for the best deals of 2017.  Click on any provider below or visit the Newsgroup Reviews home page for more info.

1.  Newshosting – $9.99/mo. or $99 a year (with free client + VPN) for life

Newshosting is offering unlimited Usenet, a free newsreader with built-in search, 30 connections and SSL for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year with free VPN access.  Read our Newshosting review for details.

2.  UseNetServer – $10/mo. or $95 a year (with free VPN) for life

UNS offers high retention, free SSL and Usenet search for $10 a month or $95 a year.   The annual special comes with free VPN access. Read our UNS review to learn more about the service.

3.  TweakNews – €9,99/mo. or €89 a year (with client + VPN) for life

TweakNews special includes unlimited Usenet with free newsreader and VPN access for just €9,99 a month or €89 a year.  Read our TweakNews review for more details.

4.  Supernews – $9.99/mo. or $99 a year unlimited Usenet

Supernews is offering $9.99 a month / $99 a year unlimited Usenet access with 20 connections, SSL  and good binary retention.  Read our Supernews review for more details.

5.  NewsDemon – $10 unlimited Usenet for life

NewsDemon offers unlimited newsgroup access along with a newsreader, SSL and 50 connections for just $10 a month.  Read our NewsDemon review to learn more.

6.  Easynews – $9.95 unlimited Usenet for life

Easynews is offering unlimited NNTP Usenet access along with high binary retention and 20 SSL connections for just $9.95 a month.  Read our Easynews review to learn more.

7.  ThunderNews – $10.49 unlimited Usenet for life

ThunderNews includes unlimited Usenet access with secure (SSL) encryption, 50 connections and a free newsreader for $10.49 a month.  Read our ThunderNews review to learn more.

8.  Eweka – €7,50 unlimited Usenet access

Eweka is offering unlimited newsgroup downloads at 50 Mbit for €7,50 a month.  With a free upgrade to 100 Mbit if you top off 90 days of credit.  Read our Eweka review to learn more.

9.  NewsLeecher – $9.49 unlimited Usenet access

NewsLeecher offers unlimited access to newsgroups along with free SSL encryption and 30 connections. for just $9.49 a month.  Read our NewsLeecher Usenet review for more details.

10.  UseNetNow – $10.39 unlimited Usenet access

UseNetNow offers NGR visitors unlimited Usenet downloads along with free SSL encryption and 50 connections. for just $10.39 a month.  Read our UseNetNow review for more details.

A sincere thank you to all the Usenet providers offering holiday specials.  We  appreciate your efforts and consideration in making the deals available.  To our NGR visitors we hope you enjoy the Black Friday / holiday Usenet deals.  Save some money and enjoy the best premium newsgroup access!

Maximizing Astraweb Download Speeds

Jan. 9th update – According to Astraweb users on Reddit and our own testing it appears their news servers are down and have been for a few hours now. Newshosting has an unlimited Usenet + VPN plan for a comparable price if you need an alternative. Otherwise we suggest you set up both U.S. and European news servers for Astraweb. It won’t give you access to the service at the moment but could help with future slowdowns.

From time to time we hear from Astraweb members who are experiencing slow download speeds.  At first we referred them to the Astraweb speed troubleshooter and Astraweb tech support since a number of factors can cause slower than normal download speeds.  After reading some helpful tips and doing some testing of our own we found that splitting connections between their news servers can help maximize performance.

In a moment we’ll share some newsreader configuration tips that might help when slow downs occur.  First we’d like to mention that Astraweb performance is normally good.  We’ve been using the service for years and on occasion (normally on Sundays) the speeds can drop.  In those cases performance typically returns to normal within a few hours.  So rather than recommend alternatives we’re suggesting a workaround.

If you’re experiecing slow download speeds with Astraweb and have already taken the steps in their speed troubleshooter or know the issue isn’t on your end then try splitting your connections between Astraweb news servers.  We’ll give examples for both standard and SSL encrypted connections.

Astraweb has news servers in the US and Europe.  To maximize download speeds during times of slow performance we suggest you setup two servers and split your connections between them.

Here is the Astraweb news server info:

Secure (SSL encrypted):
ssl-us.astraweb.com (U.S. servers)
ssl-eu.astraweb.com (European servers)
– using port 443 or 563 (we recommend port 443)
– set each server to use 10 connections

Standard (non-SSL):
us.news.astraweb.com (U.S. servers)
eu.news.astraweb.com (European servers)
using port 119, 23, 1818 or 8080
set each server to use 10 connections

Not to confuse anyone.  Setting up two Astraweb servers is the same process you would take to setup news servers for two different Usenet providers.  You set each one up individually.  Perhaps using names like Astraweb US and Astraweb EU to easily differentiate between them in your newsreader.  If you think your ISP may be throttling Usenet downloads then try an alternate port.  Try port 443 for SSL and port 23 for non-SSL.

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Top 10 Summer Usenet Promotions

It’s that time of year again.  Time to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends. The summer brings some of the best Usenet promotions of the year.  The summer season is typically slow for Usenet providers.  A good time for them to offer some exceptional discounts and test special offers that you won’t find other times of the year.  In a second we’ll list our top 10 Summer Usenet promotions.  Some were recently launched while others have continued into the summer.  All the discounts listed are recurring so enjoy the savings month after month.

Summer Usenet deals

1. Newshosting – Unlimited Usenet + VPN from $8.33/mo.

We consistently get the fastest speeds from the Newshosting client and news servers.  With over 2,900 days of binaries, free SSL and 30 connections.  Newshosting is the best Usenet service on the market.  Take advantage of the Newshosting summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month or $99 a year with free VPN.  Saving you up to 45% on Newshosting.

2. UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet with VPN from $7.95/mo.

The UNS $10 promotion has been very popular since it launched.  UseNetServer continues to deliver an outstanding service for a low price.  With 2,900+ days of binary retention, 20 connections, free SSL and Usenet search engine.  Take advantage of the UNS summer promotion and enjoy unlimited Usenet access for $10 a month or $95 a year.  Saving you up to 55% on Usenet + VPN.

3. Supernews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.95/mo. or $99/yr.

Supernews has been around a long time and offers some of the best Usenet access around.  With 2,350+ days of binary retention, 30 connections and free SSL encryption.  Access news servers in Europe or the US.  Take advantage of the Supernews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access for $9.99 a month. Saving you 32% on Supernews.

4. NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + VPN for $11/mo.

NewsDemon offers more than just unlimited Usenet access.  With a package of features for their members including a free copy of Newsbin Usenet browser and the option to add VPN.  Take advantage of the NewsDemon summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access + Newsbin newsreader + unlimited VPN for $11 a month.  Saving you 50% on NewsDemon.

5. Easynews – Unlimited NNTP Usenet for $9.95/mo.

Easynews is best known for their web interface but they also offer NNTP Usenet access.  With 2,900 days of binary retention, 20 connections and free SSL encryption.  Easynews NNTP access is on par with other leading newsgroup providers.  Take advantage of the Easynews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.95 a month.  In addition to 14 days of free web access.

6. Eweka – High Speed 100 Mbit Usenet for €7,50/mo.

Eweka has a reputation for providing quality Usenet service and excellent technical support.  With over 2,900 days of binary retention, 8 connections and free 256-bit SSL encryption for privacy.  Access newsgroup servers in The Netherlands.  Take advantage of the Eweka summer special and enjoy high speed Usenet downloads for €7,50 a month. Saving you 20% on Eweka.

7. Astraweb – Unlimited DSL Usenet for $11/mo. or $96/yr.

Astraweb offers solid newsgroup service at an affordable price.  You can enjoy access to 2,900+ days of binary retention along with 20 connections and free 256-bit SSL encryption.  Access news servers in the US or Europe.  Take advantage of the Astraweb summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $11 a month or $96 a year.  Saving you up to 45% on Astraweb.

8. ThunderNews – Usenet + Newsreader for $9.95/mo.

ThunderNews brings members unlimited Usenet downloads along with a free licensed copy of News Rover newsgroup reader.  With over 2,900 days of binary retention, 20 connections and free SSL.  Take advantage of the ThunderNews summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet access + News Rover newsreader for $9.95 a month.  Saving you 50% on ThunderNews.

9. theCubeNet – Unlimited Usenet for $9.99/mo.

theCuberNet is known for their outstanding deals on block account. This time around they are also offering a discount on unlimited Usenet with 50 SSL connections. Connect to their servers in the US or Europe to browse over 2,900 days of newsgroup posts.  Take advantage of theCubeNet summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet for $9.99 a month. Saving you 30% off theCubeNet.

10. UsenetBucket – 400 Mbit Usenet for €9,71/mo.

UsenetBucket offers a number of plans based on download speed.  The 400 Mbit Ultimate bucket is their recommended plan. Gain access to 1,200 days of retention and up to 50 SSL connections.  Take advantage of the UsenetBucket summer special and enjoy unlimited Usenet at speeds up to 400 Mbit for €9,71 a month.  Saving you 25% on UsenetBucket.

Give the Gift of Usenet this Christmas

With Christmas shopping in full swing why not give the gift of Usenet this holiday season.  For less than $100 you can gift a full year of unlimited Usenet and free VPN access from leading providers including Newshosting and UseNetServer.  You can also pick up a monthly plan from $9.99 a month and enjoy unlimited Usenet access.  Some providers are even giving away a free month of VPN service to celebrate the holidays.

Newshosting Holiday Deal

Watch for the extras included with each newsgroup service.  All of the deals listed below include unlimited Usenet access but some have additional features.  For example Newshosting includes access to their client software with built in search engine.  While UseNetServer also offers a free search engine.  NewsDemon includes online storage.  All three providers offer VPN service.  Along with our friends at ThunderNews.

We have tested an would recommend every service on the list.  Here is a list of current Usenet specials that include a full year of Usenet access.  Click on any link below to take advantage of the discounted price.

1. Newshosting$99 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Client + Search + VPN

2. UseNetServer$95 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Search feature + VPN

3. ThunderNews$96 for 12 months unlimited Usenet + Newsreader

4. Astraweb$96 for 12 months unlimited Usenet

Here are some monthly recurring Usenet deals: that are sure to be appreciate this holiday season:

1. Newshosting$9.99 a months unlimited Usenet + Client + Search + 1 month of free VPN

2. UseNetServer$10 a month unlimited Usenet + Search feature + 1 month of free VPN

3. NewsDemon$9.99 a month unlimited Usenet + Storage + Newsreader or $12.99 with VPN.

4. Easynews$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet + Free web interface trial

5. ThunderNews$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet + Newsreader or $12.99 a month with VPN

6. Astraweb$11 a month unlimited Usenet account

7. Ngroups$9.99 a month unlimited newsgroups + Storage

8. Fast Usenet$9.95 a month unlimited Usenet

9. UseNetNow$10.39 a month unlimited Usenet

10. NewsgroupDirect$16 a month unlimited Usenet + Storage

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Newsgroup Reviews!

Have any questions?  If so feel free to contact us via Twitter @NewsgroupRevs.

Astraweb $8 Special : Unlimited DSL Plan

We received some exciting news from Astraweb this morning.  One of the best values in Usenet just got better.  You can now sign up for unlimited Usenet access for just $8 a month using PayPal.  There no usage speed or download limits on the plan.  To take advantage of the discount simply visit the Astraweb $8 Special page and sign up using your PayPal account.  You can also sign up for $15 every 2 months to save a little more.

Astraweb $8 PayPal Special

Just in case you don’t know much about Astraweb let me share some highlights of the service.  They offer access to over 2,400+ days of binary retention along with server farms in the United States and Europe.  With their Unlimited DSL specials you enjoy unlimited, uncapped access to their newsgroup servers. The plan comes with free SSL and up to 20 connections.

Here’s a quick rundown of the current Astraweb specials:

Their two-month plan works out to $90 which is a little less than their $8/mo. and $96/yr. promotion.  The two-month plan will save you the most money and it doesn’t commit you to prepay for a full year of service.  Note that with the new $8/mo. promotion there’s no need to commit to a year of Usenet access up front since the cost is the same.  All of the specials require that you use PayPal to sign up for the account.

If you’re just getting started you’ll also need a newsreader.  Their are several nice clients available.  Free ones include SABnzbd, GrabIt and Binreader.  Premium choices include Newsbin Pro and NewsLeecher.  Mac users can also check out Unison and NZBVortex.  You’ll find a complete list of clients on our main site.

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Best Usenet Specials

Why overpay for Usenet access when leading Usenet providers offer lifetime deals on unlimited Usenet access for under $10 a month.  If you’re paying more for Usenet you’ll definitely want to check out these specials from leading Usenet providers including UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemonAstraweb and Easynews.  We’d like to thank each newsgroup service for offering our Newsgroup Reviews (NGR) visitors special discounts.  All of the deals listed below are recurring so enjoy the savings for the life of your account.

Newshosting – Usenet + Client + Search for $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

Newshosting Unlimited Usenet Deals

Newshosting NGR special marks their lowest price ever.  With Newshoting offering unlimited Usenet access + newsreader for $9.99 a month or $99 a year.  Expect the best from Newshosting.  From unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds, Newshosting Usenet client, 99% completion, 256-bit SSL and server farms in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.99 a month or $99 a year for our visitors.  Visit our NGR Newshosting special and start downloading in minutes!

UseNetServer – Unlimited Usenet + Search for $10/mo. or $95/yr.

UseNetServer

The UseNetServer (UNS) $10 a month and $95 yearly Usenet specials are both excellent values.   Especially for a top tier provider like UNS.  The service offers unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion rate, free SSL and news servers located in the US and Europe.  Along with free Usenet search (UNS Global Search).  All for just $10 a month or $95 a year for our visitors.  Visit our NGR UseNetServer special and enjoy the savings!

NewsDemon – Unlimited Usenet + Online Storage for $10

NewsDemon $9.99 deal

The NewsDemon Demon Deal includes unlimited Usenet access plus a free copy of News Rover newsreader and 30 GB of online storage for $10 a month.  NewsDemon offers unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 50 connections), 99% completion rate, free SSL and news servers located in the US and Europe.  Along with a free Usenet client and online storage.  All for just $9.99 a month for our visitors.  Visit our NGR NewsDemon special page for more details.

Easynews – Unlimited NNTP Usenet Access for $9.95

Easynews

The Easynews NGR special includes $9.95 unlimited Usenet access.  Easynews is best known for their web interface.  Yet they also offer one of the best NNTP Usenet server platforms.  From unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion, 256-bit SSL and server farms in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.95 a month for our visitors.  Sign up via our NGR Easynews special page and also enjoy two weeks of free web interface access.

ThunderNews – Unlimited Usenet for $9.95/mo.

ThunderNews

The ThunderNews special is a good value.    New members can enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 50 connections), free copy of News Rover, 99% completion, 256-bit SSL encryption and news servers in the US and Europe.  All for just $9.95 a month for our visitors.  In addition to more offers.  Visit either our NGR ThunderNews special page to sign up.

Astraweb – Usenet for $11/mo., $15/2 mos. or $96/yr.

Astraweb

The Astraweb $11 special started the industry’s focus on value a couple years ago.    Astraweb continues to offer unlimited Usenet access for $11 a month or $96 a year.  Enjoy unlimited Usenet downloads and uncapped speeds (with 20 connections), 99% completion, free 256-bit SSL encryption and news servers in the US and Europe.  All for just $11 a month or $96 a year for our visitors.  Visit either their $11 monthly, $15 for 2 months or $96 annual special pages to sign up.

Astraweb $15 Two-Month Deal

Astraweb has launched a new special to go along with their current $11/mo. and $96/yr. deals.  Their latest promotion includes two months of Unlimited DSL access for $15.  The plan is recurring so you can enjoy unlimited Usenet access without any speed caps for $7.50 a month.  The plan bills you $15 for every two months of usage so it actually costs less than their $96 a year offer and is a shorter commitment.

Astraweb $7.50 Special

For those new to Astraweb they offer access to over 1,800 days of binary retention along with server farms in the United States and Europe.  With their Unlimited DSL specials you enjoy unlimited, uncapped access to their news servers. The plan comes with free SSL and up to 20 connections.

Here’s a quick rundown of the current Astraweb specials:

The new two-month plan works out to just $90 which is less than their $96/yr. promotion.  The new two-month plan will save you the most money and it doesn’t commit you to prepay for a full year of service.

If you’re just getting started you’ll also need a newsreader.  Their are several nice clients available.  Free ones include SABnzbd, GrabIt and Binreader.  Premium choices include Newsbin Pro and NewsLeecher.  Mac users can also check out Unison and NZBVortex.  You’ll find a complete list of clients on our main site.

Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet.  Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest promotions.

Astraweb Automates DMCA Process

DMCA isn’t your average discussion topic for Usenet providers in a public forum.  That’s why we were surprised to read a post in the Newsbin forum from an Astraweb representative speaking directly about their strategy on DMCA notices.  Noting that Astraweb has automated their process for handling DMCA requests.

First let’s take a really quick look at what the DMCA is and how it works.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows copyright holders to request that service providers remove copyrighted content.  Since most large Usenet providers have servers in the U. S. they must accept valid DMCA requests and remove posts or face strong penalties.  Astraweb has news servers located in the U. S. and therefore must react to DMCA requests.

Let’s dive right into the topic of discussion which is Astraweb’s choice to automate DMCA requests.  Rather than having a person review and make the decision as to whether or not a takedown notice is valid.  Here’s what the rep from Astraweb had to say in the Newsbin forum:

– DMCA’s: it’s a given. We receive, we process! No debates! End of story! If we want to continue to operate as a business, we have to comply or get shut down.
– We do not have 24/7 staff dedicated to handling DMCA. We have an automated process. Nearly everything about USENET is an automated process, and DMCA notification processing is just another automated process. Why is it so difficult for people to imagine that there could be an automated process instead of a manned process?
– We’ve always processed DMCA notifications that we received. We didn’t receive as many takedown notifications back then as we do now. We’ve been asked; What’s changed, and why do some other providers receive less than us? Time is what has changed things.

The Astraweb rep covers some other topics as well.  You can read his full post on the Newsbin forum for all the details.  For now let’s take a look at each statement above:

– DMCA’s: it’s a given. We receive, we process! No debates! End of story! If we want to continue to operate as a business, we have to comply or get shut down.

While members might not be thrilled that Astraweb has to abide by the DMCA they are in the same boat as many other companies.  What appears to set them apart is their means of processing the requests.  Instead of reviewing them for accuracy they run them through an automated system.  To be fair we understand the number of requests have gone through the roof.  As you can see from the screenshot at the end of this post.

– We do not have 24/7 staff dedicated to handling DMCA. We have an automated process. Nearly everything about USENET is an automated process, and DMCA notification processing is just another automated process. Why is it so difficult for people to imagine that there could be an automated process instead of a manned process?

The concern is that automated processes are flawed.  They don’t allow a human to review the requests to make sure their valid.  Errors happen more than you might think.  Here’s a recent example where Google processed a DMCA request from Microsoft that cut out search results from sites like Wikipedia and the BBC.

– We’ve always processed DMCA notifications that we received. We didn’t receive as many takedown notifications back then as we do now. We’ve been asked; What’s changed, and why do some other providers receive less than us? Time is what has changed things.

Astraweb is far from an unknown.  Having become a very popular Usenet service over the years.  While some might have thought they were outside the DMCA spectrum that just isn’t the case.  Anyone with news servers in the U. S. must comply with the requests.  Astraweb’s growth has just made them a larger target.

What are your thoughts on Astraweb automating the DMCA process?  You can join the discussion on the Newsbin forum or over at DSL Reports.  We’ll end with a screenshot that shows just how hard some are working to generate an overwhelming number of DMCA requests.

Usenet Providers Pass 1,500 Days of Binary Retention

Several Usenet providers will be celebrating a new milestone this week.  As UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemon, Astraweb, ThunderNews and more pass 1,500 days of binary retention.  We join other Usenet fans in celebrating the industry leaders that continue to grow retention and innovate their services.  Remember that not so long ago we were discussing retention in terms of days.  Now we’re over four years of binary retention and growing.  You can enjoy unlimited Usenet access with free extras for just $10 a month.

We now have access to over four years years of binary Usenet posts.  At 1,500 days you can access newsgroup posts from over 4 years ago.  As 1,500 days ago was August of 2008.  Back then the highest retention to be found was 240 days, which works out to around 8 months.  Now we can all explore over 49 months of Usenet posts for a fraction of the 2008 price of new server access.

The quality offered by leading Usenet providers has also progressed since 2008.  Back then providers offered unlimited Usenet for $20-$30 a month.  Fast forward to 2012 and the price is half that much.  Not only has the cost dropped significantly.  The services have brought many innovations.  Including better performance and additional features like newsreaders, search engines and online storage.  All for under $10 a month.

We look forward to celebrating again in 100 days as Usenet hits 1,600 days of binary retention.  That mark will be surpassed around the end of the year.  Until then continue enjoying the best Usenet has to offer.  Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet.  Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest offers.

Usenet Celebrates 1,400 Days Binary Retention

This week several of our favorite Usenet providers are crossing 1,400 days of binary retention.  As services including UseNetServer, Newshosting, NewsDemon and Astraweb cross 1,400 days and continue to grow daily.  We celebrate the continued increase of retention and other innovations helping Usenet grow.  Just a few years ago we were discussing retention in terms of days.  Now we’re nearing four years of binary retention!

Usenet fans now have access to over three and a half years of binary newsgroup posts.  At 1,400 days you can access newsgroup posts from 3 years and 10 months ago.  As 1,400 days ago was August of 2008.  Back then the highest retention to be found was 240 days, which works out to around 8 months.  Now we can all explore over 46 months of Usenet posts for a fraction of the 2008 price of newsgroup access.

The quality and value offered by Usenet providers has also progressed since 2008.  Back then services offered unlimited Usenet for $20-$30 a month.  Fast forward to 2012 and the price is half that much.  Not only has the price dropped significantly.  Users now enjoy free extras.  Including faster speeds and additional features like newsreaders, Usenet search and online storage.  All for under $10 a month.

We look forward to celebrating again in 100 days as Usenet hits 1,500 days of binary retention.  Surpassing 4 years of retention in the meantime.  Until then continue enjoying the best Usenet has to offer.  Visit Newsgroup Reviews to learn more about Usenet. Follow us @NewsgroupRevs for the latest offers.