From: gerry on 5 May 2010 11:24
yep - plus the ability to watch / ignore / hide read & other custom filters
/ block senders / one line summary with unlimited items ( single page ) /
"Miro" <miro(a)beero.com> wrote in message
> Plus in a newsgroup format - you have it downloaded to your client. Quick
> searches on old posts...and no stupid advertisements.
> I don't like the format of the web version either.
> I am definitely not a fan of this 'new format' they evolved to.
> -Darwin not happy.
> "gerry" <germ2(a)newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>> I absolutely agree - and checking out the communities site - what a
>> horrorshow to navigate or locate info.
>> "Miro" <miro(a)beero.com> wrote in message
>>> What really is wrong with newsgroups.
>>> They work simple and easy and most important - they work!
>>> <nntp(a)microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> 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
>>>> 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.
From: Andrew Morton on 5 May 2010 12:02
Craig Berntson wrote:
> I agree
As do I.
>, but what it really comes down to is cost. Microsoft no longer
> wishes to spend on the support of newsgroups.
> The decision has been
> debated for sometime in private Microsoft newsgroups <snip>
Is that because they knew it would be an unpopular move?
Adobe did the same with ex-Macromedia products newsgroups, and many valuable
contributors did not migrate to the forums.
> The decision <snip> will not be changed.
Oh well... off to investigate the NNTP Bridge...
From: Jeff Gaines on 5 May 2010 12:50
On 05/05/2010 in message <84dj4iF5t8U1(a)mid.individual.net> Andrew Morton
>Oh well... off to investigate the NNTP Bridge...
I found it so slow it was still down-loading headers while I had read all
my proper posts. They'll all be HTML as well :-(
Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
This is as bad as it can get, but don't bet on it
From: Tom Shelton on 5 May 2010 12:56
On 2010-05-05, Jeff Gaines <jgaines_newsid(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 05/05/2010 in message <84dj4iF5t8U1(a)mid.individual.net> Andrew Morton
>>Oh well... off to investigate the NNTP Bridge...
> I found it so slow it was still down-loading headers while I had read all
> my proper posts. They'll all be HTML as well :-(
Ewww! Taht would be very painful for me - since my newsreader is slrn with
vim as my editor :)
From: Miro on 5 May 2010 13:41
Who has the infrastructure to create a bla.public.dotnet.general ?
I have never looked into creating a new one... we could do that and we will
all start using that one and migrate to there :-)
This newgroup has been worth its weight in gold. I go on here just to read
posts and learn from everyone else.
The new format is just brutal for that.
Multiple webpages .... so much easier in a newsreader.
"Tom Shelton" <tom_shelton(a)comcastXXXXXXX.net> wrote in message
> On 2010-05-05, Jeff Gaines <jgaines_newsid(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 05/05/2010 in message <84dj4iF5t8U1(a)mid.individual.net> Andrew Morton
>>>Oh well... off to investigate the NNTP Bridge...
>> I found it so slow it was still down-loading headers while I had read all
>> my proper posts. They'll all be HTML as well :-(
> Ewww! Taht would be very painful for me - since my newsreader is slrn
> vim as my editor :)
> Tom Shelton