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This newsgroup and others will be migrating into the forums?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Brian V, May 14, 2010.

  1. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft forums.

    If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will all
    my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?

    I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable to
    log on here, I thought this place was down.

    Thank you.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Inline...

    Brian V wrote:
    > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft
    > forums.


    Some newsgroups will be dropped on June 1st. No newsgroup content will be
    "transferred" to any forum. See
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx.

    > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will
    > all
    > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?


    No; Yes.

    > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable
    > to
    > log on here, I thought this place was down.


    Not via NNTP (yet).

    Setting up Outlook Express to access Microsoft newsgroups
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
     
  3. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:
    > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft forums.
    >
    > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will all
    > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?
    >
    > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable to
    > log on here, I thought this place was down.
    >
    > Thank you.



    The Google's archive will remain in place for at least 7 years so you
    won't have any problems accessing old, unworkable solutions, by
    Pig-Bear, Microsoft Valuable Pig.

    The link to the archive is here:

    <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/topics?lnk=srg&
     
  4. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    Thanks for this tip!

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Inline...
    >
    > Brian V wrote:
    > > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft
    > > forums.

    >
    > Some newsgroups will be dropped on June 1st. No newsgroup content will be
    > "transferred" to any forum. See
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx.
    >
    > > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will
    > > all
    > > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?

    >
    > No; Yes.
    >
    > > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable
    > > to
    > > log on here, I thought this place was down.

    >
    > Not via NNTP (yet).
    >
    > Setting up Outlook Express to access Microsoft newsgroups
    > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    I assume you mean in the new forums that the one I just posted to is the one
    that will be online for 7 years, right?

    "ANONYMOUS" wrote:

    > Brian V wrote:
    > > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft forums.
    > >
    > > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will all
    > > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?
    > >
    > > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable to
    > > log on here, I thought this place was down.
    > >
    > > Thank you.

    >
    >
    > The Google's archive will remain in place for at least 7 years so you
    > won't have any problems accessing old, unworkable solutions, by
    > Pig-Bear, Microsoft Valuable Pig.
    >
    > The link to the archive is here:
    >
    > <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/topics?lnk=srg&
    > .
    >
     
  6. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:A13B45A3-EB09-4B9E-9F2A-4837527ADB2A@microsoft.com,
    Brian V <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will
    > be eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the
    > Microsoft forums.


    It's all about censorship, just like in China.
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Please don't feed the trolls.

    24ggirl wrote:
    > I assume you mean in the new forums that the one I just posted to is the
    > one
    > that will be online for 7 years, right?
    >
    > "ANONYMOUS" wrote:
    >
    >> Brian V wrote:
    >>> I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    >>> eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft
    >>> forums.
    >>>
    >>> If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will
    >>> all my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?
    >>>
    >>> I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been
    >>> unable
    >>> to log on here, I thought this place was down.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.

    >>
    >>
    >> The Google's archive will remain in place for at least 7 years so you
    >> won't have any problems accessing old, unworkable solutions, by
    >> Pig-Bear, Microsoft Valuable Pig.
    >>
    >> The link to the archive is here:
    >>
    >> <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/topics?lnk=srg&
    >> .
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Greg Russell wrote:
    >> I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will
    >> be eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the
    >> Microsoft forums.

    >
    > It's all about censorship, just like in China.


    Bwa-ha-ha-ha! (More like controlling content & access.)
     
  9. Roger

    Roger Flightless Bird

    Actually there are two options:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro,windowsvistaitpro,windowsxpitpro/
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx#tab=4


    Brian V wrote:
    > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft forums.
    >
    > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will all
    > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?
    >
    > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable to
    > log on here, I thought this place was down.
    >
    > Thank you.
     
  10. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    Brian V wrote:

    > I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will be
    > eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the Microsoft forums.
    >
    > If so, will all the posts be transfered and also in my profile? Or will all
    > my saved posts be lost and or deleted and everything starts again?
    >
    > I just want to confirm this since in the last few days I have been unable to
    > log on here, I thought this place was down.
    >
    > Thank you.



    The Google's archive will remain in place for at least 7 years so you
    won't have any problems accessing old, unworkable solutions, by
    Pig-Bear, Microsoft Valuable Pig.

    The link to the archive is here:

    <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/topics?lnk=srg&hl=en>

    hth
     
  11. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Thank you very much for the link.

    Thank you for the reply.

    I'll read the article again. But the vague "some newsgroups" hasn't been
    addressed. i read that on a microsoft message. Is there any way to tell which
    ones?
     
  12. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    Brian V <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Thank you very much for the link.
    >
    >Thank you for the reply.
    >
    >I'll read the article again. But the vague "some newsgroups" hasn't been
    >addressed. i read that on a microsoft message. Is there any way to tell which
    >ones?


    No. All MS has said is "some newsgroups".

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Tim Slattery wrote:
    > Brian V <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Thank you very much for the link.
    >>
    >> Thank you for the reply.
    >>
    >> I'll read the article again. But the vague "some newsgroups" hasn't been
    >> addressed. i read that on a microsoft message. Is there any way to tell
    >> which ones?

    >
    > No. All MS has said is "some newsgroups".


    <QP>
    Beginning in June 2010, Microsoft will begin closing newsgroups...Microsoft
    is closing newsgroups in phases and anticipates completing this by Fall
    2010.
    </QP>
    Source: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx

    Is there a list of the newsgroups that will be closing on June 1st anywhere?
    Not that I know of but here are a few I've noted:

    microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser
    microsoft.public.security.virus
    microsoft.public.security.homeusers
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta
    microsoft.public.internet.mail
    microsoft.public.msn.*
    microsoft.public.ch.outlookexpress (OE-specific newsgroup for speakers of
    Swiss languages)
    microsoft.public.win98.* (except Win98 General)
    microsoft.public.winme.*
     
  14. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O5aeQKS9KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...

    >>> I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will
    >>> be eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the
    >>> Microsoft forums.

    >>
    >> It's all about censorship, just like in China.

    >
    > Bwa-ha-ha-ha! (More like controlling content & access.)


    Yes, just like China.
     
  15. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> écrivait news:-O5aeQKS9KHA.3176
    @TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl:

    > Greg Russell wrote:
    >>> I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these newsgroups will
    >>> be eliminated in June and that they will be transfered to the
    >>> Microsoft forums.

    >>
    >> It's all about censorship, just like in China.

    >
    > Bwa-ha-ha-ha! (More like controlling content & access.)


    What's the difference?
     
  16. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:85ej2qFd10U1@mid.individual.net,
    Greg Russell <grussell@example.con> typed:
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O5aeQKS9KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>>> I read on a web-link from Microsofts site that these
    >>>> newsgroups will be eliminated in June and that they will
    >>>> be transfered to the Microsoft forums.
    >>>
    >>> It's all about censorship, just like in China.

    >>
    >> Bwa-ha-ha-ha! (More like controlling content & access.)

    >
    > Yes, just like China.


    LOL! Are you for real? MOVING something is "censorship"? What dictionary
    to you use anyway?

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  17. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:uXMZchq9KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> typed:
    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:

    >>>> It's all about censorship, just like in China.
    >>>
    >>> Bwa-ha-ha-ha! (More like controlling content & access.)

    >>
    >> Yes, just like China.

    >
    > LOL! Are you for real? MOVING something is "censorship"? What
    > dictionary to you use anyway?


    "... controlling content & access" is what China and (according to PA Bear
    [MS MVP]) Micro$oft is doing,; it's called censorship, not "MOVING".

    Lurning to rede is gud.
     

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