1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
couldn't handle my posts; for similar reasons,
people block posts from Google Groups.
His newsreader, Agent, doesn't understand UTF-8.
UTF-8, not US ASCII, has been the standard for decades now.
Also, Agent borks HTML, big time.
SLRN, a console newsreader, has no such problems.
Mozilla Thunderbird is the gold standard for newsreaders;
but 99.999 % of people can't configure it properly.
required to make it super nice.
Unless you enjoy -Random- lags ( when will the post show up ? ),
Do NOT use a binary server to READ Usenet; instead, use:
News.Individual.NET:119 // 10 Euros per year.
Do NOT post using Individual.NET, they'll censor you;
instead, use a binary server; to wit:
News.US.Usenet-News.NET:119 or usNews.BlockNews.NET:119
They won't censor you; they don't even keep the "Path:" line,
so you can't be identified. Their archive is over 18 years deep.
$5 buys you 11 gigs, enough for several life times.
If one is down ( -very- unlikely ), use the other one.