Why do you suppose this newsgroup attracts such off-the-wall posts?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by Tom Dacon, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Tom Dacon

    Tom Dacon Guest

    I can't figure it out.

    cannot view kazaa site...I log onto kazaa site then when it loads IE goes
    off

    printing...right side of page cutoff when printing...new xp user needs help

    System Frozen while updating...blah blah

    Can i save favourites from computer to another?

    Microphone...i have the microsoft xp porfessinal computer and i want to know
    if there is a microphone built into thid
    computer????????????????????????????

    Screen has shrunk...My screen has reduced in size and I now have a black
    border along the top and both sides. How can I fill the screen?

    So what I want to know is...

    What is it about a newsgroup with a name like microsoft.public.certification
    that it attracts such off-the-wall posts? I subscribe to over twenty
    microsoft newsgroups and of them all this is the one that seems to be be the
    flypaper for clueless beginners who don't know how to run their computers.

    I think it's great that they know to ask for help, and I hope they get
    some - they probably won't get it here - but why in the heck do they come
    here instead of a newsgroup that's oriented toward beginner users? And if
    they can find this one on the MS news server, why didn't they first find a
    more generally-available resource?

    In puzzlement,
    Tom Dacon
    Dacon Software Consulting
     
    Tom Dacon, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Tom Dacon

    nerd32768 Guest

    the same type of thing is happening in
    microsoft.public.cert.officespecialist
    how do i sync two palm pilots to the same computer?
    what version of office for macintosh
    How do I access the "comp.mail.eudora.mac" news group through Entourage?

    etc...


    "Tom Dacon" <> wrote in message
    news:eI67$...
    > I can't figure it out.
    >
    > cannot view kazaa site...I log onto kazaa site then when it loads IE goes
    > off
    >
    > printing...right side of page cutoff when printing...new xp user needs

    help
    >
    > System Frozen while updating...blah blah
    >
    > Can i save favourites from computer to another?
    >
    > Microphone...i have the microsoft xp porfessinal computer and i want to

    know
    > if there is a microphone built into thid
    > computer????????????????????????????
    >
    > Screen has shrunk...My screen has reduced in size and I now have a black
    > border along the top and both sides. How can I fill the screen?
    >
    > So what I want to know is...
    >
    > What is it about a newsgroup with a name like

    microsoft.public.certification
    > that it attracts such off-the-wall posts? I subscribe to over twenty
    > microsoft newsgroups and of them all this is the one that seems to be be

    the
    > flypaper for clueless beginners who don't know how to run their computers.
    >
    > I think it's great that they know to ask for help, and I hope they get
    > some - they probably won't get it here - but why in the heck do they come
    > here instead of a newsgroup that's oriented toward beginner users? And if
    > they can find this one on the MS news server, why didn't they first find a
    > more generally-available resource?
    >
    > In puzzlement,
    > Tom Dacon
    > Dacon Software Consulting
    >
    >
     
    nerd32768, Aug 19, 2004
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