Request to everyone who uses Road Runner as an ISP

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by, May 3, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I am looking for anyone who uses Road Runner as an ISP.

    Road Runner (RR) has many different affiliates, and apparently they
    use different news service providers (nsp's). Some of these nsp's
    carry rec.ponds.moderated, but others do not. As a result, some
    persons who use RR can get rpm from RR, but others cannot.

    At the time rpm was created by the, I became friends
    with the proponent (Paul) of another group that was created about
    the same time. That group is named
    Paul and I often worked together and shared ideas about
    getting our two newsgroups created.

    Paul's group (rram) is having similar problems to ours. Many
    of the RR affiliates do not carry rram, just as they do not carry
    Paul and I are hoping that perhaps readers from both groups can
    work together to get all the RR affiliates to carry _both_ groups.

    Here is what I am looking for:

    1. If you use RR, what affiliate are you connected with?

    2. Does your affiliate offer newsgroups, and if so, can you
    check to see if it carries:

    3. please let me know here, in this newsgroup, or privately by
    email ( )
    1. the name of your RR affiliate
    2. What nsp they use
    3. whether that nsp carries one, or both, newsgroups.
    4. If possible, a phone number or email address to contact
    that affiliate

    (You would probably need to contact RR to ask them which NSP they

    Finally, would you be willing to join with other readers of this
    group, and with readers of, to request
    that the affiliates of RR to add/carry both newsgroups?

    By pooling our efforts, we could effectively double the
    "request" rate to RR, and that might help prod RR to add/carry both

    This post may seem a little complicated, but basically what I
    am asking is that members of both newsgroups join together in their
    efforts to get all the Road Runner affiliates to carry both
    newsgroups. Working together may be more effective than working


    ron schompert
    -original proponent for rpm,
    but now speaking only for myself,
    and not in any official capacity
    , May 3, 2007
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  2. Reel McKoi Guest

    wrote in message
    These are all free news service providers who carry RPM. Aioe doesn't even
    require signing up. Just add it to your NR and enjoy!


    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
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    Reel McKoi, May 3, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Hi Carol,
    I've already shared some of these with rram.
    However, some people want to be able to stick to their main nsp (at
    least in the long term) instead of having to switch back and forth
    just for 1 or 2 groups.
    Its also a matter of principle. RR _should_ be willing to
    carry groups that are requested by their customers. But some of the
    affiliates appear to be reluctant for some reason.
    Finally, we can never be sure how long or how reliable these
    free news servers will be. They come and go.
    So they are OK for a temporary fix, or for short term, but many
    people want to stick with their primary isp/nsp in the long term.

    I gave the aioe and greatnowhere info to Paul at rram.

    But it still might be helpful for people in both groups to work
    together to get some of the major ISP's to carry both groups.

    Thanks. (I've never heard of tornevall till now.)
    And, in my opinion, the second one on the list is a little
    cheesy! :) And I think the 3rd one is lost in cyberspace! :)
    And the 4th one sounds like its from Albania. I didn't know they even
    had the internet! :) :)

    , May 3, 2007
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