V Bulletin Update
by Karl Davis.
18/12/2001 Tiscali/Lineone changed from providing Newsgroups via the WebView and NNTP access (Using Newsreaders like Outlook Express , Gravity etc to a System called VBulletin.
Tiscali vBulletin forums are here : http://www.tiscali.co.uk/forums/
will need to log-in with your Tiscali user name and password, and then
fill out a profile (the only required field is the Nickname, the rest
is up to you) this will create your forum ID, from which you can post
This was welcomed by some but a lot of people who prefer to view them with Newsreaders were not facilitated as the system has not been designed to allow this.
So a new newsgroup was created called SilverSurfers i.e. uk.people.silversurfers
At first they found some hardly-used quiet newsgroups and asked the locals who post there if they would mind if they posted there at least until there new home was approved and created.
Some time before the changes took place, one of the groups known as Silver Surfers explored the possibility of creating the new group on usenet and the new group has been added and the first posts made on Sunday 3rd February 2002.
These forums have become a vibrant place from where they are able to now post to each other as before on the old Tiscali/Lineone forums.
They have a Silver Surfers website Here
I used to post in both types of forums until this happened.
Newsgroups that are being used by a lot of Tiscali silver surfers and others.
The SilverSurfers website can be visited Here
current newsgroup server to see if you can get them as a warm welcome
is assured or sign up with Google. Go to http://groups.google.com
Here is a list gathered so far of newservers that carry read and post access to these groups :
Tiscali/L1/WOL , CIS.DFN , Ntlworld
If you cannot get them from your current server you can sign up for free at http://news.cis.dfn.de/
the english section to register and you will be told to send an email
full name (first and last name)
An email will be sent to you confirming your account name and password.
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