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Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by LisaK, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. LisaK

    LisaK Flightless Bird

    I'm using the web based version of this group. For several months, i have
    found that when I search for something, I don't get all the hits that are
    available. It's not that I've typed something in wrong. I've tested this a
    number of ways. I complained about this sometime back and was told to use
    the web-based news reader. That doesn't seem to work much better. It's very
    frustrating and time consuming. But I do find this group to be valuable.
    Can something be done?

    I also find that when I post a question and check 'Notify me of replies',
    they don't come. I log in with my email address, but it's not an msn
    address. I hope replies would come to my login email address. At one time,
    they did.

    Both of these things together make it very difficult to find answers to my
    questions. It's very frustrating.
     
  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    : they did.
    :
    : Both of these things together make it very difficult to find answers to my
    : questions. It's very frustrating.
    :
    Now you know why so many people over the years continually suggest you stop
    using the web interface and use a real newsreader.
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <E5E729BB-B67D-4776-B31D-29FC523ABB9A@microsoft.com>, LisaK wrote:
    > I'm using the web based version of this group. For several months, i have
    > found that when I search for something, I don't get all the hits that are
    > available. It's not that I've typed something in wrong. I've tested this a
    > number of ways. I complained about this sometime back and was told to use
    > the web-based news reader. That doesn't seem to work much better. It's very
    > frustrating and time consuming. But I do find this group to be valuable.
    > Can something be done?


    For now, use an NNTP newsreader.

    This describes how to access the PowerPoint newsgroup, but the same general
    instructions will work for the other groups here.

    The PowerPoint Newsgroup
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00275.htm

    > I also find that when I post a question and check 'Notify me of replies',
    > they don't come. I log in with my email address, but it's not an msn
    > address. I hope replies would come to my login email address. At one time,
    > they did.


    It's broken. Hasn't worked in months if not years.

    With a newsreader, you can check for replies to your posts much more easily.
    And it works.
     
  4. LisaK

    LisaK Flightless Bird

    I guess I don't really understand what this is or how it works. I'll try to
    figure it out. Thanks for the guidance, and for not being obnoxious.

    "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:

    > In article <E5E729BB-B67D-4776-B31D-29FC523ABB9A@microsoft.com>, LisaK wrote:
    > > I'm using the web based version of this group. For several months, i have
    > > found that when I search for something, I don't get all the hits that are
    > > available. It's not that I've typed something in wrong. I've tested this a
    > > number of ways. I complained about this sometime back and was told to use
    > > the web-based news reader. That doesn't seem to work much better. It's very
    > > frustrating and time consuming. But I do find this group to be valuable.
    > > Can something be done?

    >
    > For now, use an NNTP newsreader.
    >
    > This describes how to access the PowerPoint newsgroup, but the same general
    > instructions will work for the other groups here.
    >
    > The PowerPoint Newsgroup
    > http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00275.htm
    >
    > > I also find that when I post a question and check 'Notify me of replies',
    > > they don't come. I log in with my email address, but it's not an msn
    > > address. I hope replies would come to my login email address. At one time,
    > > they did.

    >
    > It's broken. Hasn't worked in months if not years.
    >
    > With a newsreader, you can check for replies to your posts much more easily.
    > And it works.
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <74C3145C-E006-474C-873D-005913F688AD@microsoft.com>, LisaK wrote:
    > I guess I don't really understand what this is or how it works. I'll try to
    > figure it out.


    A newsreader uses a different method of getting messages and dealing with them (a
    protocal called NNTP instead of the HTTP protocol that the web uses). There's more
    to it than that, but basically, a newsreader is a program that just handles messages
    like this instead of trying to be everything to everybody, so it does it rather
    well. That link explains a bit more about it.

    >> Thanks for the guidance, and for not being obnoxious.


    I try to reserve my supply of obnoxious for those who deserve it. ;-)

    There's already so much obnoxiousness at large in the world, I figure it's got to
    run out soon, so I hoard what I have.



    >
    > "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:
    >
    > > In article <E5E729BB-B67D-4776-B31D-29FC523ABB9A@microsoft.com>, LisaK wrote:
    > > > I'm using the web based version of this group. For several months, i have
    > > > found that when I search for something, I don't get all the hits that are
    > > > available. It's not that I've typed something in wrong. I've tested this a
    > > > number of ways. I complained about this sometime back and was told to use
    > > > the web-based news reader. That doesn't seem to work much better. It's very
    > > > frustrating and time consuming. But I do find this group to be valuable.
    > > > Can something be done?

    > >
    > > For now, use an NNTP newsreader.
    > >
    > > This describes how to access the PowerPoint newsgroup, but the same general
    > > instructions will work for the other groups here.
    > >
    > > The PowerPoint Newsgroup
    > > http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00275.htm
    > >
    > > > I also find that when I post a question and check 'Notify me of replies',
    > > > they don't come. I log in with my email address, but it's not an msn
    > > > address. I hope replies would come to my login email address. At one time,
    > > > they did.

    > >
    > > It's broken. Hasn't worked in months if not years.
    > >
    > > With a newsreader, you can check for replies to your posts much more easily.
    > > And it works.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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