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My post is not showing up on the forum

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by DCarr, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. DCarr

    DCarr Flightless Bird

    I posted a message around 10:00 this morning, and it has vaporized,
    apparently...

    I will know in the future to compose in notepad, since I don't have enough
    battery power to re-type it at this moment...

    --
    D Carr, CE
    Business and Engineering Support Services
    www.sohotricks.blogspot.com
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Use a newsreader instead, if you want to post to this newsgroup. The so
    called "forum" is just a web based front end, and somewhat problematic.

    DCarr wrote:

    > I posted a message around 10:00 this morning, and it has vaporized,
    > apparently...
    >
    > I will know in the future to compose in notepad, since I don't have enough
    > battery power to re-type it at this moment...
    >
     
  3. DCarr

    DCarr Flightless Bird

    I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...
    --
    D Carr, CE
    Business and Engineering Support Services
    www.sohotricks.blogspot.com


    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Use a newsreader instead, if you want to post to this newsgroup. The so
    > called "forum" is just a web based front end, and somewhat problematic.
    >
    > DCarr wrote:
    >
    > > I posted a message around 10:00 this morning, and it has vaporized,
    > > apparently...
    > >
    > > I will know in the future to compose in notepad, since I don't have enough
    > > battery power to re-type it at this moment...
    > >

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    No

    "DCarr" <dcarrcrnospam@live.com> wrote in message
    news:54835535-0924-4D55-8B68-1212371E6044@microsoft.com...
    >I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    > newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...
    > --
    > D Carr, CE
    > Business and Engineering Support Services
    > www.sohotricks.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >> Use a newsreader instead, if you want to post to this newsgroup. The so
    >> called "forum" is just a web based front end, and somewhat problematic.
    >>
    >> DCarr wrote:
    >>
    >> > I posted a message around 10:00 this morning, and it has vaporized,
    >> > apparently...
    >> >
    >> > I will know in the future to compose in notepad, since I don't have
    >> > enough
    >> > battery power to re-type it at this moment...
    >> >

    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook Express
    fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go again.

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc

    DCarr wrote:
    > I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    > newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...
     
  6. Herb Tyson [MVP]

    Herb Tyson [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Of course, if you're using Vista or Windows 7, Outlook Express is no longer
    an option. In Vista, Windows Mail--OE's successor--comes with. In Windows 7,
    you'd need to install either Windows Live Mail or another program that
    supports newsgroups.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ufKr7d$sKHA.4796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook Express
    > fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go again.
    >
    > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc
    >
    > DCarr wrote:
    >> I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    >> newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...

    >
     
  7. DCarr

    DCarr Flightless Bird

    Yes, this is a Windows 7 computer, and I found this problem when I tried to
    get to a newsgroup...I used OE in the old days.

    Thanks to you and Bob for your help...funny how some post POST and some
    don't...

    Sorry to vent here, but what is Microsoft thinking? Are they trying to
    discontinue free support for their products? If I cannot solve this one FREE,
    I will spend the $99 on Wordperfect Office, not another MS Office product or
    PAY for support for something as simple as "cannot upgrade MS Works on the
    new POS computer or get rid of the Non-Commercial stamp when I OWN Small Biz
    Office! "

    I could not believe that they had discontinued Microsoft Mail in Win7!!! If
    they are going to do that, why not at least have OUTLOOK support the
    newsgroups, it does everything else!


    --
    D Carr, CE
    Business and Engineering Support Services
    www.sohotricks.blogspot.com


    "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

    > Of course, if you're using Vista or Windows 7, Outlook Express is no longer
    > an option. In Vista, Windows Mail--OE's successor--comes with. In Windows 7,
    > you'd need to install either Windows Live Mail or another program that
    > supports newsgroups.
    >
    > --
    > Herb Tyson MS MVP
    > Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    > Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
    > Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
    >
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:ufKr7d$sKHA.4796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook Express
    > > fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go again.
    > >
    > > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc
    > >
    > > DCarr wrote:
    > >> I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    > >> newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...

    > >

    > .
    >
     
  8. DCarr

    DCarr Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Bob...

    So I have to go to an older computer to be able to use the newsgroups...the
    more I use Windows 7, the more I like VISTA!!!

    Does Firefox support newsgroups?

    --
    D Carr, CE
    Business and Engineering Support Services
    www.sohotricks.blogspot.com


    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook Express
    > fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go again.
    >
    > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc
    >
    > DCarr wrote:
    > > I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    > > newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...

    >
    > .
    >
     
  9. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    No, Firefox doesn't support newsgroups. It's just a browser. Unless, of
    course, you're talking about accessing the newsgroups via the clunky web
    interface.

    If you're looking for a newsreader, such as was availble in OE, you can use
    Mozilla Thunderbird email/newsgroup client.

    "DCarr" <dcarrcrnospam@live.com> wrote in message
    news:30E7019E-EA1B-4388-BCAA-7B1C15A3FB33@microsoft.com...
    : Thanks, Bob...
    :
    : So I have to go to an older computer to be able to use the
    newsgroups...the
    : more I use Windows 7, the more I like VISTA!!!
    :
    : Does Firefox support newsgroups?
    :
    : --
    : D Carr, CE
    : Business and Engineering Support Services
    : www.sohotricks.blogspot.com
    :
    :
    : "Bob I" wrote:
    :
    : > Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook Express
    : > fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go
    again.
    : >
    : > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc
    : >
    : > DCarr wrote:
    : > > I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with the
    : > > newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
  10. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    No, you can use any newsreader you want. It's just that most folks
    already had Outlook Express on their PC. Please remember we can only go
    by what you tell us, or we have to guess based on past practice and
    likelyhood. You'll need to install one. You can choose what you want, I
    use Thunderbird myself.

    DCarr wrote:

    > Thanks, Bob...
    >
    > So I have to go to an older computer to be able to use the newsgroups...the
    > more I use Windows 7, the more I like VISTA!!!
    >
    > Does Firefox support newsgroups?
    >
     
  11. ybS2okj

    ybS2okj Flightless Bird

    Hey Piggy,

    The OP said: "My post is not showing up on the forum". Now which particular
    word you didn't understand to make silly comments like: "No, Firefox doesn't
    support newsgroups" Are you bonkus?

    hth


    "Tom Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
    news:-OQu0z1VtKHA.4428@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > No, Firefox doesn't support newsgroups. It's just a browser. Unless, of
    > course, you're talking about accessing the newsgroups via the clunky web
    > interface.
    >
    > If you're looking for a newsreader, such as was availble in OE, you can
    > use
    > Mozilla Thunderbird email/newsgroup client.
    >
    > "DCarr" <dcarrcrnospam@live.com> wrote in message
    > news:30E7019E-EA1B-4388-BCAA-7B1C15A3FB33@microsoft.com...
    > : Thanks, Bob...
    > :
    > : So I have to go to an older computer to be able to use the
    > newsgroups...the
    > : more I use Windows 7, the more I like VISTA!!!
    > :
    > : Does Firefox support newsgroups?
    > :
    > : --
    > : D Carr, CE
    > : Business and Engineering Support Services
    > : www.sohotricks.blogspot.com
    > :
    > :
    > : "Bob I" wrote:
    > :
    > : > Nope, if you double-click the link below you should have Outlook
    > Express
    > : > fire up, and then set it up the way you want and you are good to go
    > again.
    > : >
    > : > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.office.misc
    > : >
    > : > DCarr wrote:
    > : > > I have to log in to get to the "Forum", do I need to do that with
    > the
    > : > > newsgroups? I haven't used them since 2000 or so...
    > : >
    > : > .
    > : >
    >
    >
     
  12. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    To get rid of the "Non-commercial stamp" you will need to UNinstall the
    trial version of office 2007 and the activation assistant. But since you
    also have installed Small business Office you will need to uninstall
    that first and then get rid of the trial stuff and then reinstall the
    Small Business.

    DCarr wrote:

    > Yes, this is a Windows 7 computer, and I found this problem when I tried to
    > get to a newsgroup...I used OE in the old days.
    >
    > Thanks to you and Bob for your help...funny how some post POST and some
    > don't...
    >
    > Sorry to vent here, but what is Microsoft thinking? Are they trying to
    > discontinue free support for their products? If I cannot solve this one FREE,
    > I will spend the $99 on Wordperfect Office, not another MS Office product or
    > PAY for support for something as simple as "cannot upgrade MS Works on the
    > new POS computer or get rid of the Non-Commercial stamp when I OWN Small Biz
    > Office! "
    >
    > I could not believe that they had discontinued Microsoft Mail in Win7!!! If
    > they are going to do that, why not at least have OUTLOOK support the
    > newsgroups, it does everything else!
    >
    >
     
  13. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    > So I have to go to an older computer to be able to use the newsgroups...

    Not at all ... you just can't use an MS supplied email app.

    Several browsers support newsgroups; Opera's free and has a decent
    newsgroup/email/RSS reader.


    There's also a web view of the newsgroup content; it ... um ... doesn't suck
    as much as it used to.
     

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