Does anyone ever look further back than 4 or 5 days?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dustin Harper, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. I'll scroll up a couple days, but there really isn't much activity past 2-3
    days, so I usually stop. Yes, there are a lot of messages and a lot get old.
    But, good news is that you can search them (I use Google Groups) for the
    older information.

    5 days or more... Not usually, unless it's a thread I'm trying to help
    someone with.
    Dustin Harper, Feb 22, 2007
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  2. Dustin Harper

    Spanky McFly Guest

    I have noticed that with the over 44,000 messages on this news group, that
    you can get lost pretty quick. Does anyone look to answer messages more
    than a few days old? If someone replies say 5 days or more, does anyone
    scroll old messages or do you keep to the last day or so?

    Just curious
    Spanky McFly, Feb 22, 2007
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    Robert Firth Guest

    I really don't read message more than a week old. After that, it seems the
    original poster probably won't come back to read the reply. That, and there
    are too many messages being sent now to read them all.

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    Robert Firth, Feb 22, 2007
  4. Dustin Harper

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <uA#> "Spanky McFly"
    Personally, I read things as they go, or not at all. It's usually been
    duplicated shortly thereafter anyway.
    DevilsPGD, Feb 22, 2007
  5. Most of the regular responders keep track and go back as long as the history
    in their folders. If I answered someone 25 days ago and I see there is a new
    post in the thread, I go back.

    It's called thread monitoring. Press ctrl | H to see only the threads you
    have participated in.

    This, of course, as long as you are using Windows Mail or Outlook Express as
    your news reader. Anything else and you are on your own to figure it out.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, Feb 22, 2007
  6. I check in here pretty frequently. If I know the answer to a question, I'll
    answer it. I always do a <Ctrl>+H on a group before leaving it, so if
    there's a follow-up question or reply to one of my posts, I'll be aware of
    it, even if it isn't that recent.

    If I'm interested in a particular post but don't know the answer, I'll flag
    to watch, then sort watched messages to the top.
    Keith Miller MVP, Feb 22, 2007
  7. Dustin Harper

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> DevilsPGD
    I should clarify -- That is based on when an individual post was made, I
    don't care when a thread started.
    DevilsPGD, Feb 22, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    I've got my newsreader (Forte Agent - the best Windows newsreader,
    period,). set to automatically watch any thread I participate in. So
    if anyone responds to one of my posts tomorrow or a week from now I'll
    see it.

    So if you asked a question, I answer and then you follow-up, I'll see
    it and answer (unless somebody else does beforehand).

    The smartest thing anyone can do when they come here with a question
    is search the newsgroup in their newsreader or via Groups *before*
    asking. 9 X out of 10 they'll find the answer to their question
    without asking.

    I've only become active here in the past 3 weeks and in that short
    time I've seen new threads started asking the same question that had
    been just asked a few days earlier (sometimes even the same day, in a
    different thread).

    If you don't find what you're looking for via your newsreaders search,
    try searching the group via Google Groups. They go back to day one.

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
    NOTICE: In-Newsgroup (and therefore off-topic) comments on my sig will
    be cheerfully ignored, so don't waste our time.
    Scott, Feb 22, 2007
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