NZBHangout is an NZB site that has some pretty interesting features on it that might be irresistible to some users. Registration is currently open at the site, USENET users may very well want to take a look at what it has to offer.
About NZBHangout as of September 2, 2014
- Currently CLOSED for registration.
- Offers both free and VIP account.
- NOTE: they do not support API
- Forum and Chat support
Available Subscriptions for VIP Account
- 1 Month – $4.50 or €3
- 3 Months – $9.20 or €6
- 6 Months – $12 or €8
- 1 Year – $18.30 or €12
- 15 Years – $40 or €35
The site used Paypal as their payment method. Once you upgraded your account to VIP, you will have the following privilages;
- Unlimited Downloads Per Day
- No Avatar or signature limits
- 10 Invites
- Unlimited Requests
- 1000 Messages PM storage
- Private VIP Forum Access
- XXX Access
- Note: NO REFUNDS
NZBHangout is built as a forum. It’s edited by human beings and that means some real advantages for users. Importantly, it means that the password-protected RAR spam that tends to clog up the USENET isn’t to be found among the NZBs here, and that means that finding the content that you’re looking for could be much easier and less frustrating.
They also make an effort to get rid of malware-laden files and other hazards that are commonly found on USENET. This should make it a lot safer for those who haven’t been using USENET for long enough to be savvy about such things and, of course, it will prevent a lot of wasted time for those who are savvy, but who still find themselves with such files now and then after they complete a download.
The community features are built around the forum. The forum concentrates on the content that goes up on the system, of course, but there are plenty of other discussions going on, as well. Because this is a membership site, it’s likely that they have the ingredients to create a lively and interesting community on the forums and that can make NZB sites a lot more enjoyable. It’s always good to have people to talk to when you have questions or are looking for something in particular.
The forums are also used to take user suggestions and to help work out issues with the site, so it’s practical as well as making the site more interesting.
There is a VIP membership for this site, which costs $18.30 at present. The VIP membership allows you to make unlimited requests, allows you to download up to 250 files per day and allows you to get increased message and private message storage on the system. You also get 10 invites that you can share with friends.
RAR spam is one of the most significant annoyances on the USENET system. NZB sites that filter it out are always great resources and, should this site decide to open up registration again, it’s well worth it to take a look and see if it’s what you’ve been looking for and if you’d like a VIP membership.