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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LeeG, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. LeeG

    LeeG Flightless Bird

    When I look at certain newsgroups, like the 'Windows XP Networking and the
    Web', it has no discussions in it. It has been like this for a while. Is it
    a problem on the 'net' or is this local to my machine?. If it is not my
    computer that is the problem, when will the missing newsgroups be available
    again? The missing newsgroups are also not available for downloading via
    windows live newsgroup reader.
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    LeeG wrote:

    > When I look at certain newsgroups, like the 'Windows XP Networking and the
    > Web', it has no discussions in it. It has been like this for a while. Is it
    > a problem on the 'net' or is this local to my machine?. If it is not my
    > computer that is the problem, when will the missing newsgroups be available
    > again? The missing newsgroups are also not available for downloading via
    > windows live newsgroup reader.


    Stop using Microsoft's NNTP server (and their webnews-for-dummies
    interface to it, aka their Communities). Microsoft tried to usurp
    Usenet back in 2006 but decided their experiment is over since they can
    exert no control over Usenet. Microsoft is leaving. First they are
    dropping the newsgroups and eventually they'll kill off their NNTP
    server.

    Your choice will be to use a different NNTP server (some are free) to
    access the microsoft.public.* newsgroups, or "enjoy" the wonderfully
    inane and severely crippled web-based interface to their forums.

    You haven't seen Microsoft's post repeatedly stating in the newsgroups
    that Microsoft is leaving? Go read:

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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

    The following NGs were removed on 01 June 2010:

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.beta.general

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.beta.help-and-support

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.embedded

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.games

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.moviemaker

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.music

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web

    microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    LeeG wrote:
    > When I look at certain newsgroups, like the 'Windows XP Networking and the
    > Web', it has no discussions in it. It has been like this for a while. Is
    > it a problem on the 'net' or is this local to my machine?. If it is not
    > my
    > computer that is the problem, when will the missing newsgroups be
    > available
    > again? The missing newsgroups are also not available for downloading via
    > windows live newsgroup reader.
     
  4. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > LeeG wrote:
    >
    >> When I look at certain newsgroups, like the 'Windows XP Networking and
    >> the
    >> Web', it has no discussions in it. It has been like this for a while.
    >> Is it
    >> a problem on the 'net' or is this local to my machine?. If it is not my
    >> computer that is the problem, when will the missing newsgroups be
    >> available
    >> again? The missing newsgroups are also not available for downloading via
    >> windows live newsgroup reader.

    >
    > Stop using Microsoft's NNTP server (and their webnews-for-dummies
    > interface to it, aka their Communities). Microsoft tried to usurp
    > Usenet back in 2006 but decided their experiment is over since they can
    > exert no control over Usenet. Microsoft is leaving. First they are
    > dropping the newsgroups and eventually they'll kill off their NNTP
    > server.
    >
    > Your choice will be to use a different NNTP server (some are free) to
    > access the microsoft.public.* newsgroups, or "enjoy" the wonderfully
    > inane and severely crippled web-based interface to their forums.
    >
    > You haven't seen Microsoft's post repeatedly stating in the newsgroups
    > that Microsoft is leaving? Go read:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx


    If Microsoft wasn't really all that involved in the newsgroups anyways, why
    do they feel the need to drop it, when so many depend on it and like it the
    way it is (in the NNTP format - NOT this newage, web-based, thing)
     

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