How do I get around in here?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by cdharris, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. cdharris

    cdharris Guest

    I have been trying to use this (and other Microsoft
    newsgroup sites) for several months. I get to this site
    from Microsoft Support or by clicking the saved link in
    my favorites. However, I have one big problem. When I do
    a search and get a list of messages, one of which asks
    the question I need an answer to, how do I get to the
    replies? Is there a way to click a "Next" or other
    button to see the replies and follow-ups to the messages
    in the search window? I wish the + sign was available as
    in the main window. Thanks.
    cdharris, Dec 23, 2003
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    Neil Smith Guest

    I would use a "newsgroup reader" (also known as a "nntp client").

    Popular ones are 'Free Agent' and 'Outlook / Outlook express'. Many
    others exist and the allow you to follow threads with the navigation
    you desire. Connect to your ISP's newsgroup server for a full list of
    newsgroups, there are more than 40000 of them.

    Cheers - Neil.

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    Neil Smith, Dec 24, 2003
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    Gatekeeper Guest

    Actually there are more than 80,000 newsgroups. Most news servers don't
    carry that many though. One way to get started with an NNTP client is
    to point your browser to < This will cause
    your newsreader to start and ask you to set up a news account for
    Microsoft newsgroups. You may have to download the list of groups.
    Then you will be good to go!
    Gatekeeper, Dec 25, 2003
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    Neil Smith Guest

    80000 *is* more than 40000 ;-) LOL

    Neil Smith, Dec 26, 2003
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