__/ [ heavytull ] on Friday 12 May 2006 20:57 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ heavytull ] on Friday 12 May 2006 19:47 \__
>> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> __/ [ Vahis ] on Thursday 11 May 2006 16:31 \__
>> >> > heavytull wrote:
>> >> >> i just started using knode, but i can't have the latest posts,
>> >> >> usually the latest i can get are up to end of March;
>> >> >> for instance in the alt.os.linux the latest knode doawnloads is the
>> >> >> one of 20th March
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > That's funny. The latest I have are from today :)
>> >> >
>> >> > Vahis
>> >> I am wondering if the nickname indicates that the poster is a troll in
>> >> cheap disguise.
>> > the poster is me, what in my nickname tells you that I'm a troll??
>> > but you reply to Vahis apparently;
>> Your nickname could be interpreted as something with a sexual connotation:
>> "heavy tool".
> lol; that has nothing to do with that;
>> At past and present, a famous Internet Troll known as
>> /flatfish/ was nymshifing to idiotic names like "Barbara Swallows" or
>> "Bloody Mary" (made-up examples).
>> When you approach a Linux newsgroup and complain about something that
>> related to Linux, it is important not to be anonymous or post from a
>> gateway such as Google Groups. It sets a red flag in many people's minds
>> and you are unlikely to get an elaborate, useful answers. Clearly, people
>> misinterpreted your intent.
> i didn't know that
>> Which version of KNode are you using and which distribution?
> I'm using Knode 0.9.2 under Slackwate 10.2 (comes with included kde
> but i believe it has nothing to do with the problem coz slrn shows the
> same problem;
> I believe this is the news server.
>> Which is your
>> news server
> news.gaoland.net, also another one (news.neuf.fr) which shows the same
> on the contrary the news.microsoft.com works very fine;
>>-- the one from which you get all the message downloaded? It
>> could be malfunctioning. Additionally, can you confirm that you are
>> viewing messages in the proper order? Are the newest messages appearing at
>> the top?
> yes, the posts are all sorted by date when i checked
>> Is this happening when you subscribe to other newsgroups?
> yes, but there are some which show very very few posts (3 to 10) and
> some are quite recent
>> Looking forward to your reply,
...Glad you found the cause for this issue. The news servers fail to
aggregate the latest posts. You can try to contact them or find alternate
routes to getting news read. Google Groups and other Web-based gateway are
nowhere on par with native, desktop-bound applications like slrn or KNode.
Only mobility can be an issue, unless you can SSH with X-forwarding (or just
telnet for slrn) from the outside, foreign machine. I do it /all/ the time.
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