Vista Discussion Groups Can't ask questions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by AllenH, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. AllenH

    AllenH Guest

    My PC runs XP and I can enter a question (such as this one) in the Discussion
    Groups without a problem. However my laptop runs Vista, and while I can sign
    into the discussion groups ok and read all the replies, every time I click
    on "New" and then "Question" I just get a yellow star with a red exclamation
    mark in it.

    I run Windows Live OnCare. Could anything there be causing a problem? I have
    tried turning off the Pop-up Blocker, but that didn't help.

    Can anyone provide me with a solution?
     
    AllenH, Oct 29, 2008
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  2. AllenH

    Gordon Guest


    Do yourself a BIG favour and ditch the horrible web interface. Use a news
    reader instead.

    Setting up Outlook Express/Windows Mail to access Microsoft newsgroups
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm

    Accessing the MS newsgroups in Outlook Express/Windows Mail Newsreader
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
     
    Gordon, Oct 29, 2008
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  3. AllenH

    AllenH Guest

    But I LIKE Vista! Hated it at first, but now it's working well. And I never
    seem to be able to find what I want in News Groups, but OK, I'll try again.

    Incidentally, I tried (in XP which I'm using at the moment) to open the link
    in the automated email to access this reply, and although IE opens, it won't
    access the page. This has been happening recently. Now that's in XP!

    Maybe it won't happen if I access through News Groups??
     
    AllenH, Oct 29, 2008
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  4. AllenH

    AllenH Guest

    Thanks Well I'll try News Groups. See my reply to Gordon above.

    A.
     
    AllenH, Oct 29, 2008
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  5. AllenH

    Gordon Guest

    What's the OS got to do with using a NEWSREADER? Idiot.
     
    Gordon, Oct 29, 2008
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  6. AllenH

    brummyfan Guest

    I totally agree with you, ditching Vista won't hurt anyone except Vista
    Bois. Its bloated,very slow and designed for stupid people in mind. If any
    one talks about any problem, people here will tell you need 2GB to have Vista
    working properly, then why did they install Vista with 1GB RAM in the first
    place.
     
    brummyfan, Oct 29, 2008
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  7. AllenH

    AllenH Guest

    An amazingly prompt reply. Many thanks to you and Gordon. I'll try the
    link. I still need to solve my original problem though!
     
    AllenH, Oct 29, 2008
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  8. AllenH

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Could OneCare be the problem? Uninstall it and see. I suspect you'll find
    that it is.

    Personally, I prefer the newsreader route.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 29, 2008
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  9. It seems that you had a nipple problem when you were a baby.
     
    Jack the Ripper, Oct 29, 2008
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  10. But I LIKE Vista!

    So do I. But we aren't allowed to say so, because there's a hardcore of
    weirdos in these parts who need to rant endlessly about how awful it is.

    Saying you like Vista is seemingly worse than admitting you're a racist, or
    you like to torture animals.

    Still, it's their loss, isn't it? I use both XP (laptop) and Vista
    (desktop), and prefer Vista in most respects. How anyone could actually
    like the patronising Fisher Price user interface of XP is beyond me.
    Perhaps its advocates are in the "Fisher Price" mental age range?

    SteveT
     
    Steve Thackery, Oct 29, 2008
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  11. Spirnat of natt wrote:

    <snipped>

    You have nipple problems.
     
    Jack the Ripper, Oct 29, 2008
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  12. Better yet > Go to Taco Bell, clock in and start cleaning toilets. Remember
    to be on time to your job because in 3-5 years, you just might get a
    promotion if you study real hard. That counter looks pretty good to you
    doesn't it?
     
    Lord Fauntleroy, Oct 29, 2008
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  13. This is a 'known bug' for the web interface and the Vista.General newsgroup
    (with the web interface Only). The "Communities" groups all use the
    "Passport" sign in feature, and something in the Vista.General group has
    been altered. I assume it's due to all the trolling going on here, but only
    MS would know for sure. (The web interface is very anonymous, unlike
    newsreader use). I have a working feedback issue filed with them, but have
    so far gotten no more than a 'we are working on it' reply set. Certainly we
    have seen a decrease in ugly postings (that are allowed to be visible on the
    web interface; they show up as blank and from 'unknown'). It's sad to see
    people destroy the very thing they are so passionate about.

    --
    Please use the Communities guidelines when posting.
    http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm
    Use the "Ratings" feature. It helps the new users.
    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Mark.Ferguson
     
    Mark L. Ferguson, Oct 29, 2008
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  14. AllenH

    DDW Guest

    It looks as if the majority of the screening involves dumping any
    posts that include obscenities in either the body or the subject line.
    Posts from servers outside of the MS servers are being cut, and no
    such post can be made from within.

    That screening is most evident when one accesses the MS groups via
    both the MS news servers and another server. Retrieving new posts via
    the MS servers can result in one having a MUCH smaller killfile - if
    any killfile at all - because the vast majority of crap from the
    trolls has been screened out.

    DDW
     
    DDW, Oct 29, 2008
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  15. Soory sunny but I think your .3 IQ is probably the lowest. YOU F*CKING MORON
     
    Alias says BAAAAAAAAAA, Oct 29, 2008
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