There are plenty of cheap ways to get newsgroup access outside of ISPs, and
I would encourage anyone to search them out.
There are differences between forums and newsgroups, not the least of which
is that forums are only available at the whim of the supplier, while in the
nature of newsgroups on usenet, the amount of censorship is minimal.
I wish there was an acceptable cross between the 2 breeds ...
First it's the news servers, next it'll be the forums!
If you're ISP drops newsgroups *DROP THEM!!!* There is no better, nor
more effective, marketing disincentive than the heard of all your
customers walking out on you! Vote with your wallets people! That's how
the free market works! This is exactly the same principle that you
should apply to your financial institutions too! Otherwise you are just:
I have been satisfied with nntp.aioe.org since another user pointed me to
it. It allows posting.
Many (most ?) ISPs only connect to Newsgroups when you are signed on thru
the ISP which makes then not available when travelling. I am using
Cablevision at home which provides only a few access points around New York