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Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Arawak, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    particular problem.
    Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.

    TIA
    Arawak
    Arawak, Aug 10, 2003
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  2. Arawak

    Jim PKP Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    > It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    > particular problem.
    > Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >



    That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free customer
    support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet. Jesus.
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    | | PKP |
    Jim PKP, Aug 10, 2003
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  3. Arawak

    Boomer Guest

    Arawak <> wrote message ID
    news::

    > It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    > particular problem.
    > Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >
    > TIA
    > Arawak
    >


    Search Google groups.
    http://www.google.com/grphp?hl=en

    HTH
    Boomer, Aug 10, 2003
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  4. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Aug 10, 2003
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  5. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:13:03 +0100, in
    <>
    Jim PKP scrawled:

    >
    >>
    >> > In article <>,
    >> > says...
    >> >> It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    >> >> particular problem.
    >> >> Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free customer
    >> > support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet. Jesus.

    >>
    >> Huh? Bastard Microsoft Usenet? Whats that got to do with
    >> particular problems and finding certain groups to post in?
    >>

    >
    >Absolutely everything.


    Do you practice at being an idiot?

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  6. Arawak

    Boomer Guest

    Jim PKP <> wrote message ID
    news::

    >
    >>
    >> > In article <>,
    >> > says...
    >> >> It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you
    >> >> have a particular problem.
    >> >> Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a
    >> >> list.
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free
    >> > customer support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet.
    >> > Jesus.

    >>
    >> Huh? Bastard Microsoft Usenet? Whats that got to do with
    >> particular problems and finding certain groups to post in?
    >>

    >
    > Absolutely everything.
    >


    Such as...
    Boomer, Aug 10, 2003
    #6
  7. Arawak

    slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as °Mike° continued:

    >>>> That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free customer
    >>>> support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet. Jesus.
    >>>
    >>> Huh? Bastard Microsoft Usenet? Whats that got to do with
    >>> particular problems and finding certain groups to post in?

    >>
    >> Absolutely everything.

    >
    > Do you practice at being an idiot?


    I doubt it, he's not really that good at it ;-)
    --
    slumpy
    no more
    no less
    just slumpy
    slumpy, Aug 10, 2003
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  8. Arawak

    anthonyberet Guest

    Arawak wrote:
    > It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    > particular problem.
    > Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >

    Nothing is off-topic in this NG.
    It may be asking rather a lot to expect one person to examine 100,000 groups
    to see which 0.1% should be in your list. -actually there are more then 100
    subjects known to humanity anyway, so Usenet itself would be a better
    resource.
    Why not search the list of groups on your server, or at googlegroups?
    What next, the 100 most useful websites?
    Its a mad idea!
    --
    Put "usenet" in the subject-line if you want to mail me, otherwise it will
    bounce.
    anthonyberet
    anthonyberet, Aug 10, 2003
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  9. Arawak

    Jimchip Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html


    Showing off your new hat :)

    >
    >
    > On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:45:11 GMT, in
    > <>
    > Arawak scrawled:
    >
    >>It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    >>particular problem.
    >>Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >>
    >>TIA
    >>Arawak

    >



    --
    "I give up, you don't want to see that there is a difference between
    being in something and being in something that is attached to, a part
    of, ruled by and/or owned by something that is in a different location
    to where you are."
    Jimchip, Aug 10, 2003
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  10. Arawak

    Mara Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:20:11 +0100, °Mike° wrote:

    >On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 15:16:24 -0500, in
    > <>
    > Mara scrawled:
    >
    >>On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >>
    >>>http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html

    >>
    >>Excellent! :)

    >
    >V qba'g jnag gb fcrnx gbb fbba, ohg V znqr vg gb pbhagre gur
    >"hafcrnxnoyr'f" gebyy SND. :eek:)


    Naq qvq na rkpryyrag wbo bs vg. :)

    <snip>

    --
    There is no order to the universe, and no reason, and no cause.
    We are alone and outnumbered, and the universe is a far more
    dangerous place than anyone has ever told you.
    --Camber Tremodian
    Mara, Aug 10, 2003
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    In news:,
    Jim PKP <> typed
    |||||| That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free
    |||||| customer support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet.
    |||||| Jesus.
    |||||
    ||||| Huh? Bastard Microsoft Usenet? Whats that got to do with
    ||||| particular problems and finding certain groups to post in?
    |||||
    ||||
    |||| Absolutely everything.
    |||
    ||| Do you practice at being an idiot?
    |||
    |||
    ||
    || Jesus, did you come up with that yourself?
    || To me, it sounds like this: ff f ff f fff ffff ff ff ffff f fff

    Fast Show?



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  12. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:33:14 +0100, in
    <>
    Jim PKP scrawled:

    >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > That would be shit. It would turn usenet (more) into free customer
    >> >> > support. Just rename the bastard Microsoft Usenet. Jesus.
    >> >>
    >> >> Huh? Bastard Microsoft Usenet? Whats that got to do with
    >> >> particular problems and finding certain groups to post in?
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >Absolutely everything.

    >>
    >> Do you practice at being an idiot?
    >>

    >
    >Jesus, did you come up with that yourself?
    >To me, it sounds like this: ff f ff f fff ffff ff ff ffff f fff


    I'll take that as a "not often enough", then.

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    °Mike°, Aug 11, 2003
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  13. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 17:33:20 -0500, in
    <>
    Mara scrawled:

    >On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:20:11 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 15:16:24 -0500, in
    >> <>
    >> Mara scrawled:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html
    >>>
    >>>Excellent! :)

    >>
    >>V qba'g jnag gb fcrnx gbb fbba, ohg V znqr vg gb pbhagre gur
    >>"hafcrnxnoyr'f" gebyy SND. :eek:)

    >
    >Naq qvq na rkpryyrag wbo bs vg. :)


    Gunaxf. :)
    °Mike°, Aug 11, 2003
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  14. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:18:44 -0000, in
    <>
    Jimchip scrawled:

    >On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html

    >
    >Showing off your new hat :)


    Well, it did cost a packet. :)


    >> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:45:11 GMT, in
    >> <>
    >> Arawak scrawled:
    >>
    >>>It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    >>>particular problem.
    >>>Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >>>
    >>>TIA
    >>>Arawak

    >>


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    °Mike°, Aug 11, 2003
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  15. Arawak

    Jimchip Guest

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 07:24:21 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    > On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:18:44 -0000, in
    > <>
    > Jimchip scrawled:
    >
    >>On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >>> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html

    >>
    >>Showing off your new hat :)

    >
    > Well, it did cost a packet. :)


    It's nice- Worth every penny.

    >
    >
    >>> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:45:11 GMT, in
    >>> <>
    >>> Arawak scrawled:
    >>>
    >>>>It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    >>>>particular problem.
    >>>>Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >>>>
    >>>>TIA
    >>>>Arawak
    >>>

    >



    --
    "I give up, you don't want to see that there is a difference between
    being in something and being in something that is attached to, a part
    of, ruled by and/or owned by something that is in a different location
    to where you are."
    Jimchip, Aug 11, 2003
    #15
  16. Arawak

    °Mike° Guest

    On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 15:28:07 -0000, in
    <>
    Jimchip scrawled:

    >On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 07:24:21 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:18:44 -0000, in
    >> <>
    >> Jimchip scrawled:
    >>
    >>>On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:02:30 +0100, °Mike° wrote:
    >>>> http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/faq.html
    >>>
    >>>Showing off your new hat :)

    >>
    >> Well, it did cost a packet. :)

    >
    >It's nice- Worth every penny.


    Thanks. I think I'll wear it to Ascot.

    >>>> On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:45:11 GMT, in
    >>>> <>
    >>>> Arawak scrawled:
    >>>>
    >>>>>It would be great to know which newsgroup to visit when you have a
    >>>>>particular problem.
    >>>>>Maybe someone could come up with a FAQ which included such a list.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>TIA
    >>>>>Arawak
    >>>>

    >>
    °Mike°, Aug 11, 2003
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  17. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    Essential Newsgroups
    With so much to choose from, everybody will likely have their own
    unique Usenet reading list. But there are a few newsgroups that are
    particularly of interest to newcomers. Among them:


    news.announce.newusers
    This group consists of a series of articles that explain various
    facets of Usenet.

    news.newusers.questions
    This is where you can ask questions (we'll see how in a bit) about how
    Usenet works.

    news.announce.newsgroups
    Look here for information about new or proposed newsgroups.

    news.answers
    Contains lists of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) and their
    answers from many different newsgroups. Learn how to fight jet lag in
    the FAQ from rec.travel.air; look up answers to common questions about
    Microsoft Windows in an FAQ from comp.os.ms-windows; etc.

    alt.internet.services
    Looking for something in particular on the Internet? Ask here.

    alt.infosystems.announce
    People adding new information services to the Internet will post
    details here.
    Arawak, Aug 16, 2003
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