__/ [Paul F. Johnson] on Saturday 10 September 2005 16:56 \__
>> A part of out discussion was actually discussing LUG's in Salford. We
>> didn't know if there was a University-bound LUG or not.
> Yep. Salford Uni has it's own LUG.
>> Isn't this nation-wide NG enough for some noise factor?
> Bloody news server at work didn't think so.
Ours has been quite flaky too, particularly in the past month. It can take a
lot of time to load some groups via localnews.mcc.ac.uk. What's more, I
often fail to send messages for 60 minutes. The issue has existed for
years, but thing exacerbated lately.
I sometimes have to ask I. (anonymised) at MC to bring up the server when it
crashes. It then takes days to catch up with the feeds, which can be
frustrating. It also fragments the threads.
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