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Where have all the newsgroups gone???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BK, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. BK

    BK Flightless Bird

    This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this news
    server."
     
  2. No Mo

    No Mo Flightless Bird

    That's because MS did away with them.

    "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    : This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    : getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    news
    : server."
    :
    :
     
  3. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    Microsoft is removing them - all gone in a few months.

    "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    > getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    > news server."
    >
     
  4. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    I referr you to a recent post that was multi-posted to all MS-Newsgroups
    reproduced below :

    Subject : "Final Reminder - Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of
    Community"

    Message : What is Happening?
    This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin
    discontinuing
    newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.

    Why?
    As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however,
    the
    traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
    past several years while customers and participants are increasingly
    finding
    solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites.
    This
    move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it
    easier
    for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies
    and
    make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
    improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
    management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by
    encouraging a
    healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft
    will
    begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums
    technology
    and discontinue support for newsgroups.

    In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for
    those
    users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
    newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP
    Bridge
    which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to
    the
    forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP
    reader
    functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up
    the
    NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/

    Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
    All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
    October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased
    approach,
    starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
    active ones throughout the course of the next six months.

    When will this Happen?
    Effective June 1, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.

    Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
    Microsoft has a large selection of forums, many of which cover either
    the
    same or closely related technologies to the ones found in the
    newsgroups.
    The forums have seen amazing growth and are an excellent place to
    continue
    the discussion. We recommend that you start with
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

    Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx

    Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
    Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
    NNTP@microsoft.com



    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    > getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    > news server."
    >
     
  5. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Yep, my list of groups is gettings shorter and shorter by the day :)
    The first one that should be axed is vista.general group. It's the most
    abused/spammed group out of many. Too bad vista group is still standing
    today.

    "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    > getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    > news server."
    >
     
  6. BK

    BK Flightless Bird

    What an absolute bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    "Jerry" <ChiefZekeNoSpam@MSN.com> wrote in message
    news:ux2h8loBLHA.5848@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Microsoft is removing them - all gone in a few months.
    >
    > "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    >> getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    >> news server."
    >>

    >
    >
     
  7. kraut

    kraut Flightless Bird

    Refresh your groups to get rid of the obsolete ones.



    On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 16:34:10 -0500, "No Mo" <nomo@HoopleHead.invalid>
    wrote:

    >That's because MS did away with them.
    >
    >"BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    >news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >: This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    >: getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    >news
    >: server."
    >:
    >:
    >
     
  8. Anthony Buckland

    Anthony Buckland Flightless Bird

    "BK" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    > getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this
    > news server."


    You need to change to another server that still carries
    the groups you want. I switched to news.giganews.com
    (not free, USD 7.95 at the service level I chose) amd
    am posting from there now.
     
  9. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    In article <eGfkyhoBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>, nospam@nospam.com
    says...
    >
    > This seems to be the only newsgroup to which I can subscribe. I keep
    > getting error messages that other newsgroups are "not available on this news
    > server."


    If you check the NON-MS owned Usenet servers, all the groups are still
    there. MS decided they could not control Usenet no matter how hard they
    tried, so they stopped their servers from connecting to it.

    These groups will be around for a long time, in public, but you won't be
    able to use MS's servers to access them.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     

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