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MS Office Discussion off for weeks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LeeCC, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. LeeCC

    LeeCC Flightless Bird

    Hello! Friends

    Sorry for posting this question here.

    Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.

    Thanks.


    Lee CC
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The newsgroup that it used for messages have been removed. You need to
    use the new location Microsoft Answers forums (link below)
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=2

    LeeCC wrote:

    > Hello! Friends
    >
    > Sorry for posting this question here.
    >
    > Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    > logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > Lee CC
     
  3. LeeCC

    LeeCC Flightless Bird

    Hello! Bob:

    Thanks for the valuable info.

    But I dont remember any announcements have been made on this change. The old
    page is still there, but no messages.

    It would be more user-friendly if MS could splash a message on the old page
    to inform users of this change.

    Thanks again.


    Lee CC
    ----------------------------------------------------
    "Bob I" wrote:

    > The newsgroup that it used for messages have been removed. You need to
    > use the new location Microsoft Answers forums (link below)
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=2
    >
    > LeeCC wrote:
    >
    > > Hello! Friends
    > >
    > > Sorry for posting this question here.
    > >
    > > Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    > > logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > >
    > > Lee CC

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

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You perhaps were using a shortcut to access the web interface and missed
    the announcements they posted?

    LeeCC wrote:
    > Hello! Bob:
    >
    > Thanks for the valuable info.
    >
    > But I dont remember any announcements have been made on this change. The old
    > page is still there, but no messages.
    >
    > It would be more user-friendly if MS could splash a message on the old page
    > to inform users of this change.
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    >
    > Lee CC
    > ----------------------------------------------------
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>The newsgroup that it used for messages have been removed. You need to
    >>use the new location Microsoft Answers forums (link below)
    >>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx#tab=2
    >>
    >>LeeCC wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hello! Friends
    >>>
    >>>Sorry for posting this question here.
    >>>
    >>>Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    >>>logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Lee CC

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    LeeCC wrote:

    > But I dont remember any announcements have been made on this change. The old
    > page is still there, but no messages.
    >
    > It would be more user-friendly if MS could splash a message on the old page
    > to inform users of this change.


    In the newsgroups that Microsoft announced their withdrawl from Usenet,
    there were posts titled "Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of
    Community". Rather than copy such a post, you can read this page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx

    "Communities" is Microsoft's forum-to-Usenet gateway to provide a
    webnews-for-dummies interface to Usenet (aka newsgroups). Microsoft is
    scrambling away from their 4-year experiment in trying to usurp the
    30-year old Usenet nad over which they could exercise no control. They
    are pulling back to providing just their web-based forums (for which
    there is NOT a 1-to-1 correspondence of microsoft.public.* newsgroups to
    their web-based forums; i.e., there are more newsgroups for which there
    is no matching forum).

    If you want to continue using Usenet, and because Microsoft is dropping
    their Communities via their webnews-for-dummies gateway to Usenet and
    will eventually kill off their NNTP server, you will need to use a
    newsreader to connect to a non-Microsoft NNTP server, like Albasani,
    Eternal-September, individual.net, Giganews or another NSP (newsgroups
    service provider). The microsoft.public.* newsgroups will continue to
    exist despite Microsoft leaving Usenet. Volume has decreased in the
    newsgroups but that does not equate to dead newsgroups. A newsgroup
    becomes dead when you don't get responses.

    You will be forced to stop using the webnews-for-dummies interface to
    Usenet since Microsoft is leaving Usenet. Don't bother connecting a
    newsreader (e.g., Outlook Express, Thunderbird, MesNews, Xnews, 40tude
    Dialog, Xananews, etc) to Microsoft's NNTP server because Microsoft is
    going to kill it off. Connect a newsreader to someone else's NNTP
    server. There are plenty to pick from. Otherwise, enjoy the inane and
    crippled interface afforded by Microsoft's withdrawl to web-based
    forums.
     
  7. LeeCC

    LeeCC Flightless Bird

    Thanks for all the responses and useful info.

    Hope MS will inform users well in advance when THIS forum closed.


    Lee CC
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > See http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx &
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx
    >
    > LeeCC wrote:
    > > Hello! Friends
    > >
    > > Sorry for posting this question here.
    > >
    > > Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    > > logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > >
    > > Lee CC

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

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    YW. IE General got a two-day advance notice.

    Office Forums
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office

    WinXP Forums
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsxp

    NB: The IE and Windows Update forums are NOT Windows-specific (WinXP or
    otherwise) despite what you may see at the top of the forum pages or in the
    WU forum URL. [What were they thinking? Were they thinking?]


    LeeCC wrote:
    > Thanks for all the responses and useful info.
    >
    > Hope MS will inform users well in advance when THIS forum closed.
    >
    >> See http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx &
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx
    >>
    >> LeeCC wrote:
    >>> Hello! Friends
    >>>
    >>> Sorry for posting this question here.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    >>> logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
     
  9. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    There were at least 3 postings in this group so far.

    LeeCC wrote:
    > Thanks for all the responses and useful info.
    >
    > Hope MS will inform users well in advance when THIS forum closed.
    >
    >
    > Lee CC
    > ---------------------------------------------------------
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>See http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx &
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx
    >>
    >>LeeCC wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hello! Friends
    >>>
    >>>Sorry for posting this question here.
    >>>
    >>>Anyone knows why MS Office Discussions have been off for weeks? When I
    >>>logged on, I don't see any discussion topics there.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Lee CC

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     

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