NZBGrabit has officially launched, giving USENET users another way to access NZB files. The service is based on vBulletin and offers a very easy upload process that should make it easy for even beginning USENET users to submit information about NZB files. You can sign up for a free account at the site homepage and explore what it has to offer.
NZBGrabit does not actually host any files. The site is designed to index the public USENET system, making it easier for users to locate NZB files in which they may be interested.
The uploading feature on NZBGrabit is very easy to use and there are YouTube tutorials that can give you the basic idea of how it works. After browsing to locate a NZB file on your hard drive, the script automatically fills in relevant information that gives users quite a bit more to go on than they would get out of some other indexing sites.
With some of the more popular USENET indexes having gone down in recent months, NZBGrabit should provide a way to fill the void for some USENET users.
The format of the NZBGrabit system is rather like an online forum, with all of the information you need logically divided into categories. Uploading your own NZB files only requires that you enter the appropriate section of the site, click on the appropriate link and fill in the information. This should make it very easy for users to share NZB files with each other and to keep the site lively.
Community participation at the site is already strong, with a user of the site having made the tutorial videos hosted on YouTube. If you want to take a look at how the system works and how the uploading process is designed, you can watch the video and see for yourself.
The vBulletin script was modified by the site creators to make it more suitable for uploading NZB files. For some users, this may give it a bit more appeal as a place to share these files. The vBulletin script is used at other NZB indexing sites, as well, but, according to the site programmer at NZBGrabit, those sites have modified the script as well to make it more suitable for their purposes.
Signing up for an account at NZBGrabit only takes a couple of minutes and gives you access to the indexes and the ability to upload NZB files.
NZBGrabit Versus Other NZB Forums and Sites
NZBGrabit having just arrived on the USENET scene in 2012, is a relatively new NZB site and has a limited number of members and NZB files compared to more other well known NZBSites such as NZBMatrix and Newzbin.
Even though NZBGrabit is a new and unproven NZB sites, they have made some innovations with their NZB upload script and in addition NZBGrabit appears to have motivated users who are often posting NZBs of interest so they remain an NZB site to keep an eye on.