Windows 7 Forums NNTP bridge

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  1. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings

    What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their NNTP
    Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the client bridge
    at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users must first select
    "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at this time, there are no
    plans to localize the support documentation for the tool but the tool should
    work any locale forum. Users can visit the Online Forums Connection for more
    information, bug status and to report issues or suggestions

    Going to try it and will report back....
     
    Gordon, Nov 6, 2009
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  2. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >
    > What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    > The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their NNTP
    > Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the client bridge
    > at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users must first select
    > "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at this time, there are
    > no plans to localize the support documentation for the tool but the tool
    > should work any locale forum. Users can visit the Online Forums Connection
    > for more information, bug status and to report issues or suggestions
    >
    > Going to try it and will report back....


    BTW, it's only in Beta.....
     
    Gordon, Nov 6, 2009
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  3. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >>
    >> What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    >> The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their NNTP
    >> Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the client
    >> bridge at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users must
    >> first select "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at this
    >> time, there are no plans to localize the support documentation for the
    >> tool but the tool should work any locale forum. Users can visit the
    >> Online Forums Connection for more information, bug status and to report
    >> issues or suggestions
    >>
    >> Going to try it and will report back....

    >
    > BTW, it's only in Beta.....


    And here's the link...
    https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=927
     
    Gordon, Nov 6, 2009
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  4. Gordon

    SC Tom Guest

    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    >
    > "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >>>
    >>> What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    >>> The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their NNTP
    >>> Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the client
    >>> bridge at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users must
    >>> first select "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at this
    >>> time, there are no plans to localize the support documentation for the
    >>> tool but the tool should work any locale forum. Users can visit the
    >>> Online Forums Connection for more information, bug status and to report
    >>> issues or suggestions
    >>>
    >>> Going to try it and will report back....

    >>
    >> BTW, it's only in Beta.....

    >
    > And here's the link...
    > https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=927

    And that's one of the problems with a forum that you don't see with a news
    group- you have to register with them before you can post anything, ask a
    question, etc. Don't get me wrong; I belong to a couple of forums, but most
    of the time, I find better answers with less fluff in the newsgroups.

    SC Tom
     
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2009
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  5. Gordon

    Gordon Guest

    "SC Tom" <> wrote in message
    news:J7UIm.6991$...
    >
    > "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    > news:p...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>
    >>> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >>>>
    >>>> What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    >>>> The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their
    >>>> NNTP Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the
    >>>> client bridge at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users
    >>>> must first select "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at
    >>>> this time, there are no plans to localize the support documentation for
    >>>> the tool but the tool should work any locale forum. Users can visit the
    >>>> Online Forums Connection for more information, bug status and to report
    >>>> issues or suggestions
    >>>>
    >>>> Going to try it and will report back....
    >>>
    >>> BTW, it's only in Beta.....

    >>
    >> And here's the link...
    >> https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=927

    > And that's one of the problems with a forum that you don't see with a news
    > group- you have to register with them before you can post anything, ask a
    > question, etc. Don't get me wrong; I belong to a couple of forums, but
    > most of the time, I find better answers with less fluff in the newsgroups.
    >
    > SC Tom
    >


    Well one benefit of registering is that you don't get any of all that CRAP
    that was posted to the Vista general group - which IMHO was the main reason
    MS decided to go with web forums rather than NNTP for Windows 7....can't
    blame them really.
     
    Gordon, Nov 6, 2009
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  6. Gordon

    M Guest

    Gordon wrote:
    >
    > "SC Tom" <> wrote in message
    > news:J7UIm.6991$...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >> news:p...
    >>>
    >>> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    >>>>> The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their
    >>>>> NNTP Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the
    >>>>> client bridge at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge
    >>>>> users must first select "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page.
    >>>>> Note: at this time, there are no plans to localize the support
    >>>>> documentation for the tool but the tool should work any locale
    >>>>> forum. Users can visit the Online Forums Connection for more
    >>>>> information, bug status and to report issues or suggestions
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Going to try it and will report back....
    >>>>
    >>>> BTW, it's only in Beta.....
    >>>
    >>> And here's the link...
    >>> https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=927

    >> And that's one of the problems with a forum that you don't see with a
    >> news group- you have to register with them before you can post
    >> anything, ask a question, etc. Don't get me wrong; I belong to a
    >> couple of forums, but most of the time, I find better answers with
    >> less fluff in the newsgroups.
    >>
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    > Well one benefit of registering is that you don't get any of all that
    > CRAP that was posted to the Vista general group - which IMHO was the
    > main reason MS decided to go with web forums rather than NNTP for
    > Windows 7....can't blame them really.


    There was just as much crap on XP General. I think it has to do more
    with MS wanting more control.

    M
     
    M, Nov 6, 2009
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  7. Gordon

    SC Tom Guest

    "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "SC Tom" <> wrote in message
    > news:J7UIm.6991$...
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >> news:p...
    >>>
    >>> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Gordon" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Just discovered this in the MS answers forum settings
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What is the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in My Settings?
    >>>>> The NNTP Bridge Client application allows a user to configure their
    >>>>> NNTP Reader to read and post to the forums. Users can install the
    >>>>> client bridge at the Online Forums Connection. To use the bridge users
    >>>>> must first select "Use NNTP Bridge" in the My Settings page. Note: at
    >>>>> this time, there are no plans to localize the support documentation
    >>>>> for the tool but the tool should work any locale forum. Users can
    >>>>> visit the Online Forums Connection for more information, bug status
    >>>>> and to report issues or suggestions
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Going to try it and will report back....
    >>>>
    >>>> BTW, it's only in Beta.....
    >>>
    >>> And here's the link...
    >>> https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=927

    >> And that's one of the problems with a forum that you don't see with a
    >> news group- you have to register with them before you can post anything,
    >> ask a question, etc. Don't get me wrong; I belong to a couple of forums,
    >> but most of the time, I find better answers with less fluff in the
    >> newsgroups.
    >>
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    > Well one benefit of registering is that you don't get any of all that CRAP
    > that was posted to the Vista general group - which IMHO was the main
    > reason MS decided to go with web forums rather than NNTP for Windows
    > 7....can't blame them really.


    If by CRAP you mean spam, then you are correct. If you are referring to some
    of the posts/posters, then there is not much difference between the news
    groups and the forums, whether they are Microsoft-based/owned or not.

    SC Tom
     
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2009
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