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Update - Microsoft Responds to the Evolution of Community



 
 
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Old May 8th 10, 08:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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What is Happening?
This message is to inform you that Microsoft will soon begin discontinuing
newsgroups and transitioning users to Microsoft forums.

Why?
As you may know, newsgroups have existed for many years now; however, the
traffic in the Microsoft newsgroups has been steadily decreasing for the
past several years while customers and participants are increasingly finding
solutions in the forums on Microsoft properties and third party sites. This
move will unify the customer experience, centralize content, make it easier
for active contributors to retain their influence, mitigate redundancies and
make the content easier to find by customers and search engines through
improved indexing. Additionally, forums offer a better user and spam
management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a
healthy discussion in a clean community space. To this end, Microsoft will
begin to progressively shift available resources to the forums technology
and discontinue support for newsgroups.

In addition to offering a compelling online browser experience, for those
users who prefer to use an NNTP (newsgroup) reader to participate in the
newsgroups community, we have developed a solution called the NNTP Bridge
which allows a user to connect a variety of supported NNTP readers to the
forums they would like to participate in and continue having the NTTP reader
functionality. You can find instructions on how to download and set up the
NNTP Bridge he http://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums/

Which Newsgroups Are Affected by this Shutdown?
All public newsgroups will eventually be closed between June 1, 2010 and
October 1, 2010. Microsoft will be closing newsgroups in a phased approach,
starting with the least active newsgroups and moving eventually to more
active ones throughout the course of the next six months.

When will this Happen?
Effective June 1, 2010 this newsgroup will be closed.

Where Should I go with the Closure of this Newsgroup?
Microsoft has a large selection of forums, many of which cover either the
same or closely related technologies to the ones found in the newsgroups.
The forums have seen amazing growth and are an excellent place to continue
the discussion. We recommend that you start with
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...gory/windowsxp

Should you want to visit the other Microsoft Forums, please go to
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx

Who Should I Contact with any Questions?
Send any questions about the process, recommended forums and timing to


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Old May 9th 10, 01:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Twayne[_3_]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting




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Old May 9th 10, 01:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting




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Old May 9th 10, 10:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
LVTravel
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"Twayne" wrote in message
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting




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http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm






This is coming from Microsoft about closing the newsgroups and apparently
they want everyone to see it. Besides, do you really think if Microsoft is
closing the newsgroups, which provide a great service and go to the damn
forums which are horrible that the powers-that-be there really care about
the common peon on the newsgroups?

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Old May 9th 10, 10:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
LVTravel
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"Twayne" wrote in message
...

--
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting




--
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http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm






This is coming from Microsoft about closing the newsgroups and apparently
they want everyone to see it. Besides, do you really think if Microsoft is
closing the newsgroups, which provide a great service and go to the damn
forums which are horrible that the powers-that-be there really care about
the common peon on the newsgroups?

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Old July 7th 10, 02:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
sean nathan bean
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On 5/9/2010 2:28 PM, LVTravel wrote:


"Twayne" wrote in message
...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_posting
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting


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http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm



This is coming from Microsoft about closing the newsgroups and
apparently they want everyone to see it. Besides, do you really think if
Microsoft is closing the newsgroups, which provide a great service and
go to the damn forums which are horrible that the powers-that-be there
really care about the common peon on the newsgroups?



well these newsgroups still exist on other servers... i just hooked up
with it on eternal september servers...

sean
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Old July 7th 10, 01:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Gib R. Ish
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:
: well these newsgroups still exist on other servers... i just hooked up
: with it on eternal september servers...
:
: sean
Sure they do. However, almost nil posting, so they aren't worth a flip. Most
people have moved on.


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Old July 8th 10, 04:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
sean nathan bean
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On 7/7/2010 5:42 AM, Gib R. Ish wrote:
:
: well these newsgroups still exist on other servers... i just hooked up
: with it on eternal september servers...
:
: sean
Sure they do. However, almost nil posting, so they aren't worth a flip. Most
people have moved on.



suppose i had some vague hope the forum haters would remain... as
searching for help with Windows XP on the new forums is a headache...

ptooie

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