Originally Posted by Hunt4m3x
how is that? You get way faster speeds via the groups and don't have to worry about the RIAA and MPAA. The average torrentner isn't going to know how to block that stuff.
Well, I see your point and obviously there are pros/cons to everything. My #1 reason for switching is cost. I did not want to pay for a service after Verizon nixed their free service.
I personally can't complain about the speeds via torrents and I only really care that it gets DL'ed in a fair amount of time.
Additionally, w/o paying money the retention sucks on a lot of servers and you do have to be concerned about that.
Like you said though - there could be problems.
I just noticed (even before Verizon killed their free servers), that they were becoming less and less robust compared to service 2 - 15 years ago.
I also did not like that most services had a dl cap at all. I like just DL'ing crap 24x7 and would exceed most caps.
To clarify, I'm referring to newsgroups in general - not 1 particular service. Again, I concur with your statements, but the trade offs to torrents are better for me generally speaking. Also the average user is not slick enough to pick up on binary newsgroups and make them effective.