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Subject:Anyone still use usenet RPG groups?
Time:07:48 pm
I'm not currently a usenet person - my ISP doesn't offer a usenet service and I don't really want to pay for it since I was ignoring 99% of posts when I used it.

But I think I should make some sort of effort to announce the changes in Forgotten Futures there, since I still haven't heard back from 30 or so registered users. Is there anyone here who still reads the RPG newsgroups and could post a pointer to the post that announced the changes? The important announcement was this one: http://ffutures-news.insanejournal.com/2016/05/09/

Alternatively, is there any simple way to make a few usenet posts without having to pay a subscription?

Thanks!

update - Just posted to uk.games.roleplay and rec.games.frp.misc via Google Groups. Can anyone confirm the messages are actually showing in these groups?
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history_monk
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Time:2016-05-19 07:42 pm (UTC)
eternal-september.org is a good and free news server. Roger Bell_West also runs one at firedrake.org. And there's web-based Usenet at Google Groups.

Edited at 2016-05-19 07:43 pm (UTC)
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ffutures
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Time:2016-05-19 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'll check them out - many thanks!
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ffutures
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Time:2016-05-19 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ummm.. Apparently I opened an Eternal-september account in the dim and distant past but I can't get it to work with Mozilla Thunderbird. Can't find any trace of a usenet thing on Roger Bell-West's page. And Google Groups seems to have one games thing which only opens to regions, not type of game. I think I must be missing something.

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history_monk
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Time:2016-05-19 09:08 pm (UTC)
Don't know Thunderbird, and haven't used Google Groups for years, so I can't help with those. You have a message with contact details for Roger.
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ffutures
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Time:2016-05-20 10:30 am (UTC)
Never mind - just figured out how to get to the right groups via google groups.
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