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Is this the only usenet/newsgroup for Windows 7 discussion?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Phillip, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Flightless Bird

    Hello!

    I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    unofficial one.

    Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    newsgroups over forums.

    Thank you in advance. :)
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
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    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
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  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Phillip" <phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC> wrote in message
    news:esudncgpJthn19vWnZ2dnUVZ_gZi4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > Hello!
    >
    > I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    > no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    > unofficial one.
    >
    > Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    > newsgroups over forums.
    >
    > Thank you in advance. :)
    > --
    > Phillip Pi
    > Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    > Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    > Consumer Business Unit
    > Symantec Corporation
    > www.symantec.com
    > -----------------------------------------------------
    > Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    > -----------------------------------------------------
    > Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    > expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    > views of my employer. Thank you.




    MS hasn't set up any Win7 newsgroups and is unlikely to ever do so. They
    only sanction the Win7 forums. Looks like they want out of Usenet
    eventually.

    Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:

    > MS hasn't set up any Win7 newsgroups and is unlikely to ever do so. They
    > only sanction the Win7 forums. Looks like they want out of Usenet
    > eventually.
    >
    > Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7


    Thanks. That's a bummer. :(
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
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    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     
  4. Richard Crowley

    Richard Crowley Flightless Bird

    "Phillip" wrote ...
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    >> MS hasn't set up any Win7 newsgroups and is unlikely to ever do so. They
    >> only sanction the Win7 forums. Looks like they want out of Usenet
    >> eventually.
    >>
    >> Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    >
    > Thanks. That's a bummer. :(


    Now, if we could only get Google out of the Usenet business,
    things would get so much better.
     
  5. Alan Larsson

    Alan Larsson Flightless Bird

    On 1/7/2010 3:57 PM, Phillip wrote:
    > Hello!
    >
    > I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    > no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    > unofficial one.
    >
    > Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    > newsgroups over forums.
    >
    > Thank you in advance. :)


    There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .


    Not all servers have it, but ask for it on yours.
     
  6. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Alan Larsson" <abuse@alstown.com> wrote in message
    news:hi5kqu$3ne$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 1/7/2010 3:57 PM, Phillip wrote:
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    >> no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >> unofficial one.
    >>
    >> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    >> newsgroups over forums.
    >>
    >> Thank you in advance. :)

    >
    > There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .
    >
    >
    > Not all servers have it, but ask for it on yours.
    >



    This is the alt.windows7.general newsgroup. I kinda think he knows about
    that one since he posted here. <wink>
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    > "Alan Larsson" <abuse@alstown.com> wrote in message
    > news:hi5kqu$3ne$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 1/7/2010 3:57 PM, Phillip wrote:
    >>> Hello!
    >>>
    >>> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    >>> no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >>> unofficial one.
    >>>
    >>> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    >>> newsgroups over forums.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you in advance. :)

    >>
    >> There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .
    >>
    >>
    >> Not all servers have it, but ask for it on yours.
    >>

    >
    >
    > This is the alt.windows7.general newsgroup. I kinda think he knows about
    > that one since he posted here. <wink>


    LOL
     
  8. Alan Larsson

    Alan Larsson Flightless Bird

    On 1/7/2010 5:01 PM, LouB wrote:
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >> "Alan Larsson" <abuse@alstown.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hi5kqu$3ne$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> On 1/7/2010 3:57 PM, Phillip wrote:
    >>>> Hello!
    >>>>
    >>>> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there were
    >>>> no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >>>> unofficial one.
    >>>>
    >>>> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I prefer
    >>>> newsgroups over forums.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you in advance. :)
    >>>
    >>> There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Not all servers have it, but ask for it on yours.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> This is the alt.windows7.general newsgroup. I kinda think he knows
    >> about that one since he posted here. <wink>

    >
    > LOL


    Umm.... my mind was in another newsgroup...
     
  9. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Flightless Bird

    >> There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .
    >
    > This is the alt.windows7.general newsgroup. I kinda think he knows about
    > that one since he posted here. <wink>


    LOL.
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
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    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     
  10. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Alan Larsson wrote:
    > On 1/7/2010 5:01 PM, LouB wrote:
    >> Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Alan Larsson" <abuse@alstown.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hi5kqu$3ne$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> On 1/7/2010 3:57 PM, Phillip wrote:
    >>>>> Hello!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there
    >>>>> were
    >>>>> no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >>>>> unofficial one.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I
    >>>>> prefer
    >>>>> newsgroups over forums.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thank you in advance. :)
    >>>>
    >>>> There is another newsgroup started, it is alt.windows7.general .
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Not all servers have it, but ask for it on yours.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> This is the alt.windows7.general newsgroup. I kinda think he knows
    >>> about that one since he posted here. <wink>

    >>
    >> LOL

    >
    > Umm.... my mind was in another newsgroup...
    >
    >

    But your newsreader was here. :)

    Doncha hate it when that happens?

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    of the President, or that we are to stand by
    the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    American public."
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  11. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Phillip wrote:
    > Hello!
    >
    > I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there
    > were no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    > unofficial one.
    >
    > Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I
    > prefer newsgroups over forums.
    >
    > Thank you in advance. :)


    Forums suck. This is the only NNTP newsgroup I have found devoted to
    Windows 7, but Windows 7 x64 gets a lot of attention at the MS newsgroup
    "microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general"

    --
    Crash

    Ignorance is curable. Stupidity is refusing treatment.
     
  12. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Flightless Bird

    On 1/8/2010 7:05 AM PT, Dave "Crash" Dummy typed:

    >> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there
    >> were no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >> unofficial one.
    >>
    >> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I
    >> prefer newsgroups over forums.
    >>
    >> Thank you in advance. :)

    >
    > Forums suck. This is the only NNTP newsgroup I have found devoted to
    > Windows 7, but Windows 7 x64 gets a lot of attention at the MS newsgroup
    > "microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general"


    Yep, I never liked forums except for their new replies notifications
    which is useful. I am old school and prefer text only posts. :) Oh well.
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     
  13. Rockinghorse Winner

    Rockinghorse Winner Flightless Bird

    Phillip Pi <phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC> writes:

    >On 1/8/2010 7:05 AM PT, Dave "Crash" Dummy typed:


    >>> I noticed on msnews.microsoft.com's usenet/newsgroup server, there
    >>> were no official Windows 7 newsgroups. On Giganews, I only found one
    >>> unofficial one.
    >>>
    >>> Where do peeople talk about Windows 7 beside those two places? I
    >>> prefer newsgroups over forums.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you in advance. :)

    >>
    >> Forums suck. This is the only NNTP newsgroup I have found devoted to
    >> Windows 7, but Windows 7 x64 gets a lot of attention at the MS newsgroup
    >> "microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general"


    >Yep, I never liked forums except for their new replies notifications
    >which is useful. I am old school and prefer text only posts. :) Oh well.
    >--
    >Phillip Pi
    >Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    >Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    >Consumer Business Unit
    >Symantec Corporation
    >www.symantec.com
    >-----------------------------------------------------
    >Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    >-----------------------------------------------------
    >Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    >expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    >views of my employer. Thank you.


    MS prefers forums where they own the content and can exercise complete
    editorial control. Usenet by it's nature is democratic and decentralized:
    can't control the message *here!*

    Nevertheless ng's will be an alternative outlet to get all the *nasty*
    uncensored info, unfiltered by MS. so, probably good to check in here once
    in a while.
     

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