01-03-2011 09:53 - edited 01-03-2011 09:54
I seen this coming, I said months ago that doing this would force the heavy downloaders on usenet to set for midnight+ times and it will just congest then also, and I was right and they sneakily did this on the fly somewhat.
I also said to them the only way they would combat this is to make it 24/7 and the way they are going it actually may end up like that, and people will just get annoyed and leave and go with another provider and pay for a premium usenet account with a company.
VM have seem to have forgotten that most of their customers signed up with themselves and also before VM was formed to get the usenet access, with them limiting it they will lose a chunk of customers.
on 07-03-2011 09:32
I've recieved a reponse from the Project team dealing with the new traffic management project and they have stated that no shaping is occuring ( or shouldn't be ) after midnight.
I've forwarded them the details of this thread and they are going to look into this.
Help & Support Forum Team
on 08-03-2011 01:15
For the past few days, it has been fine with no extended period of speed reduction on my connection.
The 1am-3am dropouts have now stopped happening and I assume that whatever was causing it has been resolved or has rectified itself.
I would recommend that any team who is in charge of implementing anything that has a chance of impacting the service should be given access to the forum to update the users in advance (as has been done with some of the traffic management trials) and that a thread can remain open for anyone who is having ongoing issues with it.
To be honest, a rewritten service status page that shows detailed information would be helpful
on 12-03-2011 11:40
Thanks for your reply and input.
on 12-03-2011 14:56
Nobody signed up to get a piddly two week retention - where did you dream up that little nugget? I pay AstraWeb about £7 a month for unlimited downloading & currently >900 days retention. One of the bonuses of that is completely bypassing the throttling. The way I see it is that they shouldn't be selling an unlimited service & then complain that the network is over-saturated. Either invest in the infrastructure or take the offending word out of the sales blurb.
As to the OP sarcastically calling other members here 'whizkids', he needs a good thrashing with the clue-by-four...