Additional Newgroups for Win7


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charliec

I just installed a new computer and it comes with Win7 (my old
computer had WinXP). This is the only newsgroup I have found for
Win7. Are there additional newgroups available for Win7? If so,
where are they located?

Thanks
charliec
 
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Chet

I just installed a new computer and it comes with Win7 (my old
computer had WinXP). This is the only newsgroup I have found for
Win7. Are there additional newgroups available for Win7? If so,
where are they located?

Thanks
charliec
It's not a newsgroup but you also might try:

Windows SevenForums
<http://www.sevenforums.com/>

hth
 
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James Silverton

It's not a newsgroup but you also might try:

Windows SevenForums
<http://www.sevenforums.com/>
The Eternal-september server has numerous windows (not specifically 7)
news groups that you might like to investigate. The route is

NewsAccount>manage newsgroup subscriptions> win
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

I just installed a new computer and it comes with Win7 (my old
computer had WinXP). This is the only newsgroup I have found for
Win7. Are there additional newgroups available for Win7? If so,
where are they located?
This is the only public NNTP Windows 7 forum that I know of. Microsoft
has abandoned NNTP in favor of web based forums so they can sell
advertising.
 
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SC Tom

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
This is the only public NNTP Windows 7 forum that I know of. Microsoft
has abandoned NNTP in favor of web based forums so they can sell
advertising.
What advertising is that? I can't recall seeing any ads at all on the
Answers or TechNet forum sites.
 
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Gordonbp

Microsoft has abandoned NNTP in favor of web based forums so they can sell
advertising.
Eh? I don't know what MS forum you are looking at, but MS Answers (the
main MS help forum) doesn't have advertising.....
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Gordonbp said:
Eh? I don't know what MS forum you are looking at, but MS Answers
(the main MS help forum) doesn't have advertising.....
Sorry. You are right. I'm just cranky because MS dropped NNTP. Other non
MS forums do sell ads, however.
http://windows7forums.com/
 
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Char Jackson

Sorry. You are right. I'm just cranky because MS dropped NNTP. Other non
MS forums do sell ads, however.
http://windows7forums.com/
I'm guessing the move to web-based forums has at least two prongs.

First, most people are familiar with a web browser, so it makes some
sense to put support information at the other end of a web browser. To
many people, the web is the Internet. I get calls on a daily basis
from people who say, "My Internet is broken", when all they mean is
that they have a problem with their web browser.

Second, moving from Usenet to the web might allow more control over
user behavior. Content that's extremely off topic, racist,
hate-filled, etc., can simply be deleted in a web forum, while that
same content can't be deleted from Usenet due to its distributed
architecture.

As a bonus, a web-based solution allows links to be placed all over
each page to all kinds of other content, not to mention embedded
graphics and all other kinds of graphical niceties that aren't
possible in a text-based medium like Usenet.

Editorial: Some of the things I like best about Usenet are the fact
that it doesn't provide or require all of the above.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Char said:
I'm guessing the move to web-based forums has at least two prongs.

First, most people are familiar with a web browser, so it makes some
sense to put support information at the other end of a web browser.
To many people, the web is the Internet. I get calls on a daily basis
from people who say, "My Internet is broken", when all they mean is
that they have a problem with their web browser.

Second, moving from Usenet to the web might allow more control over
user behavior. Content that's extremely off topic, racist,
hate-filled, etc., can simply be deleted in a web forum, while that
same content can't be deleted from Usenet due to its distributed
architecture.
Yes and no. NNTP on a private server can be monitored and controlled,
and often is. There is more to NNTP than Usenet.
As a bonus, a web-based solution allows links to be placed all over
each page to all kinds of other content, not to mention embedded
graphics and all other kinds of graphical niceties that aren't
possible in a text-based medium like Usenet.

Editorial: Some of the things I like best about Usenet are the fact
that it doesn't provide or require all of the above.
Me, too.
 
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Char Jackson

Yes and no. NNTP on a private server can be monitored and controlled,
and often is. There is more to NNTP than Usenet.
It was my understanding that the private Microsoft servers were echoed
to Usenet. If that was correct and if that's what you're referring to,
then the monitor and control aspect was very limited, almost to the
point of being nonexistent.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Char said:
It was my understanding that the private Microsoft servers were
echoed to Usenet. If that was correct and if that's what you're
referring to, then the monitor and control aspect was very limited,
almost to the point of being nonexistent.
Actually, it was the public newsgroups (named
"microsoft.public.whatever") that were open to other servers, but they
didn't have to be. If MS wanted to monitor them they could have. They
didn't have to go to web based forums to keep out the trolls.

Whatever. I just know I don't like web based forums any more than I like
web based e-mail. I do most of my technical chit-chat, including MS
issues, in groups on a private NNTP server.
http://www.grc.com/discussions.htm
 

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