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Empty Thread Panes in Outlook and Excel Forums

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Robert Lee, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee Flightless Bird

  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3

    Robert Lee wrote:
    > The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    > a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >
    > Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > for the forum:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >
    >
     
  3. Bickford Schmeckler

    Bickford Schmeckler Flightless Bird

    I guess the Microsoft person didn't get the memo.
    The forums there are being phased out.
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx
    "Robert Lee" <RobertLee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:84CE7EE6-0BD8-4820-AA9B-D785D209DDAE@microsoft.com...
    :
    : The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours
    in
    : a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    : threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    :
    : Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    : for the forum:
    :
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    :
    :
     
  4. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee Flightless Bird

    But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    >
    > Robert Lee wrote:
    > > The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    > > a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > > threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    > >
    > > Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > > for the forum:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    > >
    > >

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Bickford Schmeckler

    Bickford Schmeckler Flightless Bird

    By signing up for the forums you were pointed to.
    "Robert Lee" <RobertLee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DC037F94-38F9-411F-A9D6-78AAD7E3A37B@microsoft.com...
    : But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples'
    questions?
    :
    : "Bob I" wrote:
    :
    : > Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    : > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    : >
    : > Robert Lee wrote:
    : > > The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half
    hours in
    : > > a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    : > > threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    : > >
    : > > Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the
    address
    : > > for the forum:
    : > >
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    : > >
    : > >
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
  6. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Robert Lee" <RobertLee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:84CE7EE6-0BD8-4820-AA9B-D785D209DDAE@microsoft.com...
    >
    > The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half
    > hours in
    > a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >
    > Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the
    > address
    > for the forum:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general



    Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Communities
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx

    Newsgroups removed as of June 1, 2010
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/06/05/closin-the-nntp.aspx

    You can still access the groups on some non-MS servers such as Eternal
    September, but how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is
    unknown.

    Eternal September
    http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html

    The replacement forums.

    Microsoft Answers - First Time Users
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.

    Robert Lee wrote:
    > But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    >>
    >>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>
    >>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    >>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    >>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >>>
    >>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    >>>for the forum:
    >>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    MS has discontinued Outlook & Excel newsgroups.

    You will find continuing support for Outlook in these web-forums:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/officeoutlook

    Excel: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/officeexcel

    That being said, OL General is still available via Google Groups:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook.general/topics



    Robert Lee wrote:
    > The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours
    > in a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >
    > Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > for the forum:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
     
  9. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee Flightless Bird

    I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    correct.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    > your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    > Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    >
    > Robert Lee wrote:
    > > But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    > >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    > >>
    > >>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    > >>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > >>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    > >>>
    > >>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > >>>for the forum:
    > >>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    I've already been there. They aren't forums. They are/were merely web
    based interfaces to the newsgroups, and those newsgroups no longer exist
    on the ms newsserver. Since the group is gone, your submitted question
    went in the bit bucket. Use the link I provided, if you want to post
    questions to the forums.

    Robert Lee wrote:

    > I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    > submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    > answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    > correct.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    >>your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    >>Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    >>
    >>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>
    >>>But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    >>>>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    >>>>
    >>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    >>>>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    >>>>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    >>>>>for the forum:
    >>>>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  11. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee Flightless Bird

    If I understand you correctly, the forum format no longer exists. It's been
    replaced by a dialogue box at Microsoft Answers that permits you to submit a
    question. The question is seen only by a microsoft support person, and
    answered by him. Does that state the situation?

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > I've already been there. They aren't forums. They are/were merely web
    > based interfaces to the newsgroups, and those newsgroups no longer exist
    > on the ms newsserver. Since the group is gone, your submitted question
    > went in the bit bucket. Use the link I provided, if you want to post
    > questions to the forums.
    >
    > Robert Lee wrote:
    >
    > > I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    > > submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    > > answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    > > correct.
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    > >>your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    > >>Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    > >>
    > >>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    > >>>
    > >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    > >>>>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    > >>>>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > >>>>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > >>>>>for the forum:
    > >>>>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>.
    > >>>>
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
    > .
    >
     
  12. Billns

    Billns Flightless Bird

    On 6/14/2010 11:54 AM, Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    > "Robert Lee" <RobertLee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:84CE7EE6-0BD8-4820-AA9B-D785D209DDAE@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >> The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half
    >> hours in
    >> a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    >> threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >>
    >> Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    >> for the forum:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >>

    >
    >
    > Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Communities
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx
    >
    > Newsgroups removed as of June 1, 2010
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/06/05/closin-the-nntp.aspx
    >
    > You can still access the groups on some non-MS servers such as Eternal
    > September, but how long the quality of questions and replies lasts is
    > unknown.
    >
    > Eternal September
    > http://www.newsgroupreviews.com/eternal-september.html
    >
    > The replacement forums.
    >
    > Microsoft Answers - First Time Users
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    MS started discontinuing newsgroup hosting at msnews.microsoft.com June
    1. They haven't discontinued all the groups yet. The XP group is still
    working with the MS server. I am getting a sharepoint newsgroup through
    AIOE, but the message count has dwindled considerably since earlier this
    month.

    Others have suggested where to go to get MS answers, as noted above.

    Bill
     
  13. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The forum format exists at Microsoft Answers. The thing you called a
    forum, was never a forum but only a front end for the newsgroups. Any
    question you post at Answers is seen by every one, and may never be
    answered. It works similar to what you thought was a forum. Why don't
    you just go there and look? It would save a lot of confusion.

    Robert Lee wrote:

    > If I understand you correctly, the forum format no longer exists. It's been
    > replaced by a dialogue box at Microsoft Answers that permits you to submit a
    > question. The question is seen only by a microsoft support person, and
    > answered by him. Does that state the situation?
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I've already been there. They aren't forums. They are/were merely web
    >>based interfaces to the newsgroups, and those newsgroups no longer exist
    >>on the ms newsserver. Since the group is gone, your submitted question
    >>went in the bit bucket. Use the link I provided, if you want to post
    >>questions to the forums.
    >>
    >>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    >>>submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    >>>answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    >>>correct.
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    >>>>your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    >>>>Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    >>>>
    >>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    >>>>>>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    >>>>>>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    >>>>>>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    >>>>>>>for the forum:
    >>>>>>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  14. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee Flightless Bird

    Yes, you are right. Thanks.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > The forum format exists at Microsoft Answers. The thing you called a
    > forum, was never a forum but only a front end for the newsgroups. Any
    > question you post at Answers is seen by every one, and may never be
    > answered. It works similar to what you thought was a forum. Why don't
    > you just go there and look? It would save a lot of confusion.
    >
    > Robert Lee wrote:
    >
    > > If I understand you correctly, the forum format no longer exists. It's been
    > > replaced by a dialogue box at Microsoft Answers that permits you to submit a
    > > question. The question is seen only by a microsoft support person, and
    > > answered by him. Does that state the situation?
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>I've already been there. They aren't forums. They are/were merely web
    > >>based interfaces to the newsgroups, and those newsgroups no longer exist
    > >>on the ms newsserver. Since the group is gone, your submitted question
    > >>went in the bit bucket. Use the link I provided, if you want to post
    > >>questions to the forums.
    > >>
    > >>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    > >>>submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    > >>>answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    > >>>correct.
    > >>>
    > >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    > >>>>your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    > >>>>Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>"Bob I" wrote:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    > >>>>>>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    > >>>>>>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    > >>>>>>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    > >>>>>>>for the forum:
    > >>>>>>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>.
    > >>>>
    > >>
    > >>.
    > >>

    >
    > .
    >
     
  15. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You're welcome, have a great day!

    Robert Lee wrote:

    > Yes, you are right. Thanks.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>The forum format exists at Microsoft Answers. The thing you called a
    >>forum, was never a forum but only a front end for the newsgroups. Any
    >>question you post at Answers is seen by every one, and may never be
    >>answered. It works similar to what you thought was a forum. Why don't
    >>you just go there and look? It would save a lot of confusion.
    >>
    >>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>If I understand you correctly, the forum format no longer exists. It's been
    >>>replaced by a dialogue box at Microsoft Answers that permits you to submit a
    >>>question. The question is seen only by a microsoft support person, and
    >>>answered by him. Does that state the situation?
    >>>
    >>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>I've already been there. They aren't forums. They are/were merely web
    >>>>based interfaces to the newsgroups, and those newsgroups no longer exist
    >>>>on the ms newsserver. Since the group is gone, your submitted question
    >>>>went in the bit bucket. Use the link I provided, if you want to post
    >>>>questions to the forums.
    >>>>
    >>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>I signed in and submitted a question. But there was only a box for
    >>>>>submitting a question. There was no way of seeing other peoples' posts or
    >>>>>answers to my post. Would you mind going to the website and seeing if I am
    >>>>>correct.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>You are posting to the XP general newsgroup, that is where you posted
    >>>>>>your question and that is where I answered it. If you want to ask about
    >>>>>>Office, post where I indicated, and view others questions there.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>But who is seeing my question? And how can I see other peoples' questions?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>"Bob I" wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Go here istead, newsgroups are being phased out.
    >>>>>>>>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=3
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Robert Lee wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>The forum for Outlook 2007 has an empty window pane. I spent a half hours in
    >>>>>>>>>a chat with a Microsoft person, who visited the forum and also saw no
    >>>>>>>>>threads. (The same is true for the Excel forum.)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Is there someone I can bring this to the attention of. Here's the address
    >>>>>>>>>for the forum:
    >>>>>>>>>http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...=en&cr=US&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     

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