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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I find a
    scripting forum?
    --
    Crash

    "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
    ~ W. Edwards Deming ~
     
  2. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I find a
    >scripting forum?



    microsoft.public.inetserver.aspgeneral still exists on
    msnews.microsoft.com, and will continue on other sever after Microsoft
    shuts theirs down.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Tim Slattery wrote:
    > "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I
    >> find a scripting forum?

    >
    >
    > microsoft.public.inetserver.aspgeneral still exists on
    > msnews.microsoft.com, and will continue on other sever after
    > Microsoft shuts theirs down.


    As does microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, where I meant to post this.
    But the point is that if Microsoft is going to replace NNTP with forums,
    it should provide suitable replacements for all its newsgroups, not just
    Windows for Dummies.

    --
    Crash

    "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
    ~ Samuel Johnson ~
     
  4. Brian Cryer

    Brian Cryer Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:0GRjo.382$Bg.12@newsfe22.iad...
    > Tim Slattery wrote:
    >> "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >>
    >>> OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I
    >>> find a scripting forum?

    >>
    >>
    >> microsoft.public.inetserver.aspgeneral still exists on
    >> msnews.microsoft.com, and will continue on other sever after
    >> Microsoft shuts theirs down.

    >
    > As does microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, where I meant to post this.
    > But the point is that if Microsoft is going to replace NNTP with forums,
    > it should provide suitable replacements for all its newsgroups, not just
    > Windows for Dummies.


    Micrsoft want you to use their online forums - no where near as good for
    lots of reasons.

    Tim is right in his reply that these newsgroups will continue, but just not
    on the microsoft newsservers. So provided you use a different newsgroup
    provider (say giganews.com or eternal-september.org) then you should still
    be able to access all of their newsgroups. The downside is that once
    microsoft pull the plug on their newsgroup servers (i.) they won't be
    moderating and deleting spam and (ii.) significantly fewer people will be
    visiting them (from what I've seen of the ones that microsoft has so far
    pulled the plug on).

    Hope this helps.
    --
    Brian Cryer
    http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian
     
  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Brian Cryer wrote:
    > "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:0GRjo.382$Bg.12@newsfe22.iad...
    >> Tim Slattery wrote:
    >>> "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I
    >>>> find a scripting forum?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> microsoft.public.inetserver.aspgeneral still exists on
    >>> msnews.microsoft.com, and will continue on other sever after
    >>> Microsoft shuts theirs down.

    >>
    >> As does microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, where I meant to post
    >> this. But the point is that if Microsoft is going to replace NNTP
    >> with forums, it should provide suitable replacements for all its
    >> newsgroups, not just Windows for Dummies.

    >
    > Micrsoft want you to use their online forums - no where near as good
    > for lots of reasons.
    >
    > Tim is right in his reply that these newsgroups will continue, but
    > just not on the microsoft newsservers. So provided you use a
    > different newsgroup provider (say giganews.com or
    > eternal-september.org) then you should still be able to access all of
    > their newsgroups. The downside is that once microsoft pull the plug
    > on their newsgroup servers (i.) they won't be moderating and deleting
    > spam and (ii.) significantly fewer people will be visiting them
    > (from what I've seen of the ones that microsoft has so far pulled the
    > plug on).


    Yes, I have known about the alternate servers for some time. The only
    MS.public group I am using at the moment is the VBScript group,
    mentioned above, and I reach that on my Charter Usenet server. I am just
    bitching on principle. :)
    --
    Crash

    English is not my native tongue; I'm an American.
     
  6. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:51:46 +0100, "Brian Cryer"
    <not.here@localhost.invalid> wrote:

    > "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:0GRjo.382$Bg.12@newsfe22.iad...
    > > Tim Slattery wrote:
    > >> "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> OK, so Microsoft is going out of the NNTP business. Why can't I
    > >>> find a scripting forum?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> microsoft.public.inetserver.aspgeneral still exists on
    > >> msnews.microsoft.com, and will continue on other sever after
    > >> Microsoft shuts theirs down.

    > >
    > > As does microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript, where I meant to post this.
    > > But the point is that if Microsoft is going to replace NNTP with forums,
    > > it should provide suitable replacements for all its newsgroups, not just
    > > Windows for Dummies.

    >
    > Micrsoft want you to use their online forums - no where near as good for
    > lots of reasons.
    >
    > Tim is right in his reply that these newsgroups will continue, but just not
    > on the microsoft newsservers. So provided you use a different newsgroup
    > provider (say giganews.com or eternal-september.org) then you should still
    > be able to access all of their newsgroups. The downside is that once
    > microsoft pull the plug on their newsgroup servers (i.) they won't be
    > moderating and deleting spam and (ii.) significantly fewer people will be
    > visiting them (from what I've seen of the ones that microsoft has so far
    > pulled the plug on).




    I agree completely with everything you say above--*especially* that
    the web-based forums are nowhere near as good and that fewer people
    will be visiting the newsgroups. They will continue to exist, but with
    far less traffic.

    And for anyone who doesn't know where to find them, here are three
    free news servers that carry them:

    news.eternal-september.com
    aioe.org
    news.albasani.net
     

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