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Amanda Goldberg

When I go to GAS and add alt.windows7.general in 'group location', I get no
results? Any suggestions that can help me - which doesn't involve a
lobotomy? TIA
 
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Stan Brown

When I go to GAS and add alt.windows7.general in 'group location', I get no
results? Any suggestions that can help me - which doesn't involve a
lobotomy? TIA
No one knows why, but Google Groups has chosen not to index this
newsgroup.

Since Google goes to great lengths to insulate itself from input by
mere users, there's really no fix.

I suppose one might write a paper letter to Google's legally
registered headquarters building.
 
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Parko

When I go to GAS and add alt.windows7.general in 'group location', I get
no results? Any suggestions that can help me - which doesn't involve a
lobotomy? TIA
There is one windows 7 specific website that mirrors this group. Can't
remember off hand. Googling based on the text or header in some posts
will find it.
 
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Paul

Stan said:
No one knows why, but Google Groups has chosen not to index this
newsgroup.

Since Google goes to great lengths to insulate itself from input by
mere users, there's really no fix.

I suppose one might write a paper letter to Google's legally
registered headquarters building.
Alt.Windows7.General isn't that widespread a group.

In principle, a control message has to be sent, to get an alt group
added to more servers. Like that's going to work. It might very
well take a paper letter, to breach the walls at Google.

http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Other_hierarchies

Google does appear to honor control messages for the Big-8,
and you may find previously existing groups that have been
assigned an "archived" status on Google. That means no new
articles can be added to the archive. I don't know right off
hand, if there are any examples of groups being added to the
Big-8, for which Google added them. Alt is not controlled
like the rest of the Big-8, it's anarchy. And with Google's
lack of a public interface, the odds of reaching anyone in charge
are slim.

Paul
 
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Nil

When I go to GAS and add alt.windows7.general in 'group location',
I get no results?
Google does not carry this group. It has been requested. They ignore
the request.
 
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Char Jackson

No one knows why, but Google Groups has chosen not to index this
newsgroup.

Since Google goes to great lengths to insulate itself from input by
mere users, there's really no fix.

I suppose one might write a paper letter to Google's legally
registered headquarters building.
One major exception is the "Report a Problem" feature of Google Maps.
Over the past few years, I've reported approximately 15 issues and
they always acknowledge the report via email within an hour or two
(and it appears to have come from a human). Then, a few weeks later,
they send a follow-up email saying the issue should be resolved.

Too bad the rest of Google isn't as responsive.
 

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