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Nvangogh
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Is virgin media news server still working?

Hi all

Virgin used to have a usenet newsgroup server:

news.virginmedia.com

i can’t seem to login to it now using my mobile. Is it still up and running?

if so can you please tell me the setting? There used to be one for text only newsgroups and that’s what I’m after - just a text tech group.

thanks

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Re: Is virgin media news server still working?

Hello

I believe that is is no longer available, I cannot find any information after 2012, even check the virgimedia website and no sign of it, I believe that since the forum was built they don't have it anymore, I remember it back in the day when I first joined.

The Virgin Media Newsgroup server can only be accessed from a Virgin Broadband connection.

Regards Mike

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Re: Is virgin media news server still working?

News server, sorry mate its 2019, most of these died out somewhere between 5 to 10 years ago depending on how forward thinking the ISP was, everyone is on the Slack or Discord cool sauce these days 😱. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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@robputt wrote:

News server, sorry mate its 2019, most of these died out somewhere between 5 to 10 years ago depending on how forward thinking the ISP was, everyone is on the Slack or Discord cool sauce these days 😱. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


still plenty of newsgroups, but they aren't used for chatting to people.
in fact, there are probably more now then there ever was.

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Re: Is virgin media news server still working?

On buying my first PC in 1994 I immediately installed a modem to get Internet access via Prestel, did a lot of chatting on Usenet newsgroups and email lists. However their day has long gone as we mostly use Internet forums like this one and social media.

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Re: Is virgin media news server still working?

It could not have been that long ago since VM stopped as It was working on my phone in 2016...I’ve got a newsreader app which is what I was testing again. 

There are other newservers that are still operating but many of my favourite groups seem to be just filled with spam!

 

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