Takes a long time to post articles
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There are two (or three) delays involved in posting an article:
- The time it takes to transfer the article to the news server from your computer. This will be approximately the same as the transfer delay that others will experience when reading your article, assuming your connection speed is the same. But before you post a large article with graphics, or text, please, please read Before you post a large article
- An acceptance delay, when the newsserver is checking and verifying the article for required information and headers. It is also determining the storage location, and sending it to other news servers.
- If you have sent copies of the article through e-mail, be aware that e-mail is sent separately. The news server does not accept and send e-mail. So what your news reader does is to send the message twice: once for e-mail and once for news.
What is a "long time?"
The news server acceptance delay should be less than several seconds. If it is not, this generally indicates that the news system is not designed to handle the number of users.
It is trying to do too many tasks at once, and you have to wait your turn.
Usenet RKT: Before you post a large article
Usenet RKT: (coming later!)Getting help with news reader software
Usenet RKT: Trouble with news reader software
Usenet RKT: Takes a long time to receive an article
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