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 Post subject: What's a good newsgroup search engine?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:27 pm 
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I have some problem w/ binsearch.info, some times it can find the listing, some other time, no. In fact, w/i the same session, 1 search show such and such item is on whatever newsgroup, and another search shows nothing.

Can someone recommend some good newsgroup search engine? I prefer a search engine that keep 90 days of thread subject.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:22 pm 
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I always use Google groups.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:40 pm 
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it's not working.

On the tab where you enter

groups.google.com/group/alt.binaries.*

either I didn't get the syntax right, or none of the above group exists.

w/o entering the specific group, the end result has dozens of pages.


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Happy Hopping wrote:
it's not working.

On the tab where you enter

groups.google.com/group/alt.binaries.*

either I didn't get the syntax right, or none of the above group exists.

w/o entering the specific group, the end result has dozens of pages.


Maybe GG doesn't list the binaries groups? (possibly for copyright reasons?) Just a WAG on my part since I don't use GG for USENET stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:27 pm 
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Perhaps Nomad News is what you're looking for. I'm not using this program so I can't comment. Like Beyonder and many users, Google Groups is what I'm using. Nomad News is supposed to be a good newsreader according to the reviews, and it handles alt.binaries newsgroups and yEnc.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:47 pm 
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I guess I wasn't clear on the subject. I have a few newsgroup reader. But this is the chicken and the egg.

I need to find a certain subject, but I won't know which newsgroup it is hiding.

So with binsearch.info, they find the subject for me. Except they are not very accurate. They missed a few subjects here and there. Supposedly binsearch search thru ALL newsgroup in the world and dig out the subject for me.

So my original question is, who's better than binsearch.info?


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alt.binaries.nl is a good site. It's a little cumbersome and you need to be good with your search terms. It also lets you create .nzb files if your newsreader supports them.

I also used to use www.bincrawler.com, but it hasn't worked in a long time.

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