said by urbanriot:I don't know what has happened to Giganews. They used to be the gold standard for completion (aside from DMCA takedowns which were obvious 90%+ removed articles). said by AndrewW:
A side note concerning Giganews: I read a post from an individual representing copyright holders lavishing great praise on Giganews for their unswerving and extreme dedication to copyright protection. If the copyright holders are praising Giganews, you have to wonder if that's a provider who will be able to serve your Usenet needs in the future.
The problem is, the older items I'm searching for aren't DMCA takedown responses. I strongly feel that Giganews claim of high retention is bullshit as the posts are there, there's just too many missing to assemble binaries whereas a DMCA response would be a full out removal. It's basically 1/3 attempts are no good around the 1000+ mark.
Or in other words, Giganews might be blaming DMCA takedown requests for their own inability to provide the retention they claim.