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Re: Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Online Communities

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Hot-text, May 4, 2010.

  1. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    GOOD BYE microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    <nntp@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-OaELup$6KHA.2240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Date 5/4/2010
    > Starting in early summer 2010, Microsoft will begin progressively closing
    > down the Microsoft public newsgroups to enrich conversations in the
    > rapidly-growing forum platform. This decision is in response to worldwide
    > market trends and evolving customer needs.
    >
    > Microsoft continues to invest in forums to reduce customer effort,
    > consolidate community venues and make it easier for active contributors to
    > retain their influence. Forums provide a healthy community environment
    > with less spam and make answers easier to find by customers and search
    > engines. Additionally, forums offer a better user and off-topic
    > management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by
    > facilitating discussions in a clean space.
    >
    > We understand that some newsgroups are still active, and important to the
    > community. In the coming days and weeks, we will be rolling out tools and
    > resources to minimize disruption to the community discussions.
    >
    > We are working diligently on providing additional resources and
    > information in local languages later this week. In the meantime, please
    > refer to the official Microsoft Newsgroup website
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx concerning
    > this issue. The Microsoft Newsgroup website will be made available in
    > additional languages in the next few days.
    >
     
  2. Pentab

    Pentab Flightless Bird

    "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5E0FB764-14B2-4E3E-91BE-E64F103E3AA1@microsoft.com...
    > GOOD BYE microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
    >
    > <nntp@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OaELup$6KHA.2240@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Date 5/4/2010
    >> Starting in early summer 2010, Microsoft will begin progressively closing
    >> down the Microsoft public newsgroups to enrich conversations in the
    >> rapidly-growing forum platform. This decision is in response to
    >> worldwide market trends and evolving customer needs.
    >>
    >> Microsoft continues to invest in forums to reduce customer effort,
    >> consolidate community venues and make it easier for active contributors
    >> to retain their influence. Forums provide a healthy community environment
    >> with less spam and make answers easier to find by customers and search
    >> engines. Additionally, forums offer a better user and off-topic
    >> management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by
    >> facilitating discussions in a clean space.
    >>
    >> We understand that some newsgroups are still active, and important to the
    >> community. In the coming days and weeks, we will be rolling out tools
    >> and resources to minimize disruption to the community discussions.
    >>
    >> We are working diligently on providing additional resources and
    >> information in local languages later this week. In the meantime, please
    >> refer to the official Microsoft Newsgroup website
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx concerning
    >> this issue. The Microsoft Newsgroup website will be made available in
    >> additional languages in the next few days.
    >>


    Actually it's goodbye msnews.microsoft.com

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    Pentab
     

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