Post by John Briggs Post by Wouter Valentijn
Sometimes a newsreader program like OE has a technical glitch in one or
more NG's one has subscribed to. Some messages arrive but others don't.
I myself had a problem with alt.startrek.vs.starwars. Some replies didn't
make it. I checked with an other newsreader (Agent) and saw that the reply
had indeed arrived. It just didn't show up in OE. Even after loading the
next 300 messages. After I saw that the message had arrived I reloaded the
NG in OE and the message that at first did not show up suddenly was there.
One drawback was that I have now only the messages of the last couple of
days in that NG.
I can only sympathise, but how would posting a message "test, please ignore"
To test if a message *can* arrive were you want it to arrive.
Or more specifically (if the problem is similar to the problem I've
described here) if you can see you own messages appear in your own OE.
It is a first stage in determining where the problem might be located.
alt.test I would use for testing whether something like a spam-counter
measure is effective or not. More general purpose as opposed to NG specific
as seems to be the case here.
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