said by acrufox:So just because you want people to stop watching porn they should not use their computer or bandwidth to watch porn?
Comcast puts those limits in place not just for downloading illegal material but imagine just imagine if all those Comcast users found out NNTP=Easy access to Porn.
Now saying this from an adults perspective, after all I'm almost 30 LOL. If you planted the seed of limitless porn sorted into groups by content, you would have even the most clueless of Comcast users downloading gigs and gigs of nothing but porn. They put the limits on so they can quash the idea of downloading porn with no effort. I've seen enough computers over the years to realize many...many, especially men who use the computer the most, download porn or subscribe to it like no tomorrow.
Trust me most Comcast customers would know what newsgroups were if they were told they could download as much as they wanted of porn. Just over a year ago I was actually asked by a Comcast customer where the best place to get porn for free without using P2P/torrents. I said the newsgroups, he gave me that blank stare of "whaaa" After I explained he wanted to know how. I told him to google it and sent him on his way LOL Soon after he came back saying the service was great but he said after a couple days he couldn't download anymore. I told him he reached the limit for the month.
Next thing I knew he was asking me how he could get unlimited. I told him about paying giganews $25/mo to get all he wanted or switch to Verizon which at times was slow but had no limits. At the time the choice between Comcast+Giganews at $85 a month. Or lose some download speed and not pay for newsgroups at 3.0 speeds at $35 a month. You can guess which one he chose LOL
Have to be honest on issues like this, everyone goes around acting normal and porn on newsgroups? Yes there are people that would go to great lengths to get it. Porn makes the world go round LOL
As for reporting to Comcast the workaround, oy you have too much time on your hands :P Comcast's teacher's pet. Saying that it will affect the level of service to other users? That's just downright stupid. I'm on Verizon FiOS, I can subscribe to giganews myself and download all I wanted. Comcast doesn't have their own news server. Stop and think for a moment, telling Comcast serves no purpose to you or anyone else using this workaround. It's giganews, they provide service to anyone, including desperate dialup users.
You tooting the horn doesn't make you look like a savior to users that use giganews. It just puts you in the spotlight as someone looking for attention. Even if every one of Comcast NNTP users used this workaround, they wouldn't need you to report it to them. They would notice it themselves and take care of it.
Then everyone will know who to blame when the workaround no longer works. I have to say it, 2GB on NNTP is lame. Those who do use it know that 2GB just in header downloads on popular newsgroups can eat into a good chunk of that monthly 2GB.