A public *Thank You* to all who have contributed solutions to thesenewsgroups

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by John, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Before Microsoft pulls the plug on the few remaining newsgroups, I would
    like to express my thanks to all who have helped me with various
    problems over the years, especially the members of the MVP organization.
    Your assistance has been of great value and it has been very much
    appreciated. You have not only helped me resolve some thorny problems,
    you have also helped me become more knowledgeable about computers in

    Most of my posts have been in one of the XP groups, which have already
    been shut down, or I would be posting this message there.

    And to the clueless genius at Microsoft who thought shutting down these
    newsgroups was progress, I offer a hearty Bronx cheer accompanied by the
    infamous one-finger salute!

    John, Jul 18, 2010
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  2. You are not alone in that respect, John. Many agree that they should
    have kept the newsgroups format with private and moderated NNTP groups
    to keep annoying posters and spam out of the mix. Helpdesking works much
    better when someone is 'in charge' and has control over what gets

    You can still get some of the old groups by connecting to a server that
    still carries them, some of the MVPs may not desire to post in them, but
    they can continue to exist as 'user groups' for unbridled discussions.
    Lack of use will surely be their demise as eventually more and more
    servers decide to drop them.

    ....although I've seen groups that get about 1 post per year still being
    carried by many NNTP servers.
    FromTheRafters, Jul 18, 2010
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  3. That's good to know. The more people that know that fact, the less
    likely NNTP will be overlooked as a way to get help.
    FromTheRafters, Jul 19, 2010
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