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Experiment: Do they have their act together yet?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:10 pm
by mjpierce
My limited experiment was this...

For the group "a.b.mom"
Erased the data directory on the spool_v6 using "Post Storage" -> "Delete Stored Posts"
Set to download 1 day of headers to empty group
Competitor A reports 7.5 million new headers
Competitor B reports 12 million new headers
NewsDemon reports 223 thousand new headers

My conclusion: No. Even after a month, NewsDemon is not usable as a primary provider.
Too bad too. They have been reliable with good customer service (for me anyways) for years.

Re: Experiment: Do they have their act together yet?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:17 pm
by zork
It seems to me that they have the articles but they don't have headers. I unsubscribed from one ebook group, quite newsbin, started again, subscribed to group and downloaded headers and they just don't have all what should be there. If I get some nzb from elsewhere and download something for which I don't see headers in the group then I can download it. They are still in some kind of crap state .