Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:58 PM
This is a stupid question, but I'm totally clueless. Can someone tell me how in the world to access Rec.Rollercoaster? Everytime I click on the link to the newsgroup I either get Netscape to pop up in which I can't access it (at work) or I get my MS Office to open in which I can't access it either. (at home) So can someone please explain to me A) what is rec.rollercoaster anyway, and B) how do you access it? Sorry to seem so helpless, but I was hoping someone could help me out a little. Thanks! Peace. :)
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:18 PM

I can't seem to access it either, and I wouldn't even know how to post there.
"You are the weakest link...goodbye".
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:22 PM
rec.roller-coaster (note the hyphen between roller and coaster) is a newsgroup which can be accessed with a number of news readers. I, personally, use Outlook Express.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:23 PM
RRC is a newsgroup that has formed into a loose association of coaster nuts who use it like an unregulated version of Coasterbuzz. If you come on, watch out for the trolls, ********** and *********. As for siging on, you have to sign up for newsgroups through your browser and hope that you provider offers RRC.
2001- the year of flight!

[Named edited out. -J] *** This post was edited by Jeff on 4/25/2001. ***
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:49 PM
Check with your ISP to find out what your USEnet servers are and when you get a list of all the groups, RRC will probably be included. You can use Outlook, Netscape, or a 3rd party program like Agent.

Wednesday, April 25, 2001 4:38 AM
Here's the online reader that I use, it used to be Deja but they went away, and I haven't found anything better since, darn, I miss them. And that's why more people are surfing here.

When the page comes up, you'll see a box that says Direct Jump to News Group. Type in rec.roller-coaster, in lower case and click on the read button. After a minute, the messages headers will appear in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on each message, and it will display in the lower right corner.

Here's where the problem happens. You can respond, but it gives an error message saying it can't post to the group. So you never know if your message will post, most of the time it doesn't. It's not much fun reading messages and not responding, but if you wanna see what's out there, this is how you can do it.

Here's the site for Free Agent. You download the trial version, install it on your computer, load the news groups, subscribe to rec.roller-coaster, and then you can read and post.

This software runs on your computer, whereas the other site is web based, meaning you can surf at work. That's exactly what I do, surf this site, and the news group while at work. But I have to admit, I haven't been in RRC that much since Deja went away.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 5:14 AM
You might try
I've used it since went away.

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