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Where are all the Windows-7 newsgroups?

 
 
Keith Combs
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      07-06-2010
Oops. My bad. I read forums not newgroups.

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Keith Combs wrote:

>There have been Windows 7 specific forums for months and months. See
>http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...tegory/w7itpro


We know where the forums are - a previous respondent already that pointed
out.

But that doesn't actually answer the OP's question, which was "Where are
the W7 *newsgroups*?" (my emphasis).

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Shenan Stanley
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      07-06-2010
Steve Foster wrote:
> We know where the forums are - a previous respondent already that
> pointed out.
>
> But that doesn't actually answer the OP's question, which was
> "Where are the W7 *newsgroups*?" (my emphasis).


Which was also answered before you responded.

"What is Happening?
This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.

Why?
As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
past several years while customers and participants are increasingly finding
solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites. This
move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it easier
for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies and
make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a
healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft will
begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
and discontinue support for newsgroups.

In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP reader
functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up the
NNTP Bridge here: http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/

Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased approach,
starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
active ones throughout the course of the next six months.


Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?

Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx

Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)"


Need a more direct answer? A Microsoft Windows 7 *newsgroup* created/hosted
by Microsoft is doubtful to ever happen given the statement above from
Microsoft. If you have more questions - email the address given at the end
of that statement.

If you want a non-Microsoft hosted/affiliated newsgroup (not much
difference) with the words "Windows 7" in the title in some form:

Use a different server...
http://aioe.org/

To get this news group:
alt.windows7.general

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Steve Foster
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      07-07-2010
Shenan Stanley wrote:

> Steve Foster wrote:
> > We know where the forums are - a previous respondent already that
> > pointed out.
> >
> > But that doesn't actually answer the OP's question, which was
> > "Where are the W7 newsgroups?" (my emphasis).

>
> Which was also answered before you responded.
>


Nope, Carlos had suggested the forums, I was first to post about the
ending of Microsoft's NNTP support (your first response has a later
timestamp than mine).

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Shenan Stanley
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      07-07-2010
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(Entire conversation linked to *in the response*.)

Steve Foster wrote:
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>
>> Steve Foster wrote:
>>> We know where the forums are - a previous respondent already that
>>> pointed out.
>>>
>>> But that doesn't actually answer the OP's question, which was
>>> "Where are the W7 newsgroups?" (my emphasis).

>>
>> Which was also answered before you responded.
>>

>
> Nope, Carlos had suggested the forums, I was first to post about the
> ending of Microsoft's NNTP support (your first response has a later
> timestamp than mine).


Possibly in this conversation you did respond first - but if so - it was by
seconds. *grin*
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...9e32881fd8f0a/
(Archived.)

Both yours and my first response was made at 6:50AM CST (11:50 UTC.)

Now I did repeat the same thing in my second response - the one to you
directy. However, my statement, "Which was also answered before you
responded." was not a 'who was faster' thing - but a statement of overall
fact. Microsoft reps posted what I did long before I copied/pasted and long
before the question this conversation started with was ever asked in this
very newsgroup and it has been extensively discussed and worried over (as to
the future of this (64bit) forum in particular.) (And I added the latter
part - about the free news server and Windows 7 newsgroup - in topic.)

*shrug*

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