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Old May 7th 09, 08:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

I will soon be using XP at home as well as work (bought a netbook -
Samsung NC-20).

I have found these three '9x 'groups, on the whole, helpful, friendly,
and fun (OK, I've had run-ins with some people!), and was wondering
which of the many XP 'groups those here would suggest joining - and, at
least as important, which you'd advise avoiding.
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Old May 7th 09, 10:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
No Alternative[_2_]
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

On Thu, 07 May 2009 08:33:38 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

I will soon be using XP at home as well as work (bought a netbook -
Samsung NC-20).

I have found these three '9x 'groups, on the whole, helpful, friendly,
and fun (OK, I've had run-ins with some people!), and was wondering
which of the many XP 'groups those here would suggest joining - and, at
least as important, which you'd advise avoiding.


24hoursupport.helpdesk is a good all purpose computer help group.



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Old May 7th 09, 12:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
98 Guy
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:

was wondering which of the many XP 'groups those here would
suggest joining - and, at least as important, which you'd advise
avoiding.


These two groups:

microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

have extremely high traffic and your questions have a high probability
of being ignored or maybe get one or two replies at most.

I tend to post (or, usually, cross-post) XP questions to these groups:

microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage
microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment

If your question is technically not about XP (but about IE or Outlook,
or Excel, Word, etc) then you should post it in an XP-IE or XP-Outlook
group, etc.

Questions relating to security, viruses, spyware, etc, should be posted
to:

microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
microsoft.public.security.virus
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Old May 9th 09, 12:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

In message , 98 Guy writes:
"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:

was wondering which of the many XP 'groups those here would
suggest joining - and, at least as important, which you'd advise
avoiding.


These two groups:

microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

have extremely high traffic and your questions have a high probability
of being ignored or maybe get one or two replies at most.


(As well as newusers and basics, apparently.) Thanks for that.

I tend to post (or, usually, cross-post) XP questions to these groups:

microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage
microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment


Look good. What I suppose I'm after is 'groups like this one in terms of
tolerance, traffic levels, and friendliness/expertise.
[]
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Old May 7th 09, 04:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
Moldy Cheese
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Default Which XP newsgroups?



"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:

I will soon be using XP at home as well as work (bought a netbook -
Samsung NC-20).

I have found these three '9x 'groups, on the whole, helpful, friendly,
and fun (OK, I've had run-ins with some people!), and was wondering
which of the many XP 'groups those here would suggest joining - and, at
least as important, which you'd advise avoiding.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

If you don't know how to orient your card to swipe it through the reader, the
checkout person will say, "Strip down, face toward me." (DNRC newsletter 1997)


98 Guy listed some good ones, here are a couple mo

microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics

microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers



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Old May 7th 09, 05:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

windowsxp accessibility
windowsxp basics
windowsxp beta general
windowsxp beta help-and-support
windowsxp configuration_manage
windowsxp customize
windowsxp device_driver dev
windowsxp embedded
windowsxp embedded techpreview
windowsxp games
windowsxp general
windowsxp hardware
windowsxp help_and_support
windowsxp messenger
windowsxp moviemaker
windowsxp music
windowsxp network_web
windowsxp newusers
windowsxp perform_maintain
windowsxp photos
windowsxp print_fax
windowsxp security_admin
windowsxp setup_deployment
windowsxp video
windowsxp winlogo
windowsxp wmi
windowsxp work_remotely

Source & clickable inks: http://aumha.org/nntp.htm


J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
I will soon be using XP at home as well as work (bought a netbook -
Samsung NC-20).

I have found these three '9x 'groups, on the whole, helpful, friendly,
and fun (OK, I've had run-ins with some people!), and was wondering
which of the many XP 'groups those here would suggest joining - and, at
least as important, which you'd advise avoiding.

  #7  
Old May 9th 09, 12:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

In message , "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
writes:
windowsxp accessibility
windowsxp basics
windowsxp beta general
windowsxp beta help-and-support
windowsxp configuration_manage
windowsxp customize
windowsxp device_driver dev
windowsxp embedded
windowsxp embedded techpreview
windowsxp games
windowsxp general
windowsxp hardware
windowsxp help_and_support
windowsxp messenger
windowsxp moviemaker
windowsxp music
windowsxp network_web
windowsxp newusers
windowsxp perform_maintain
windowsxp photos
windowsxp print_fax
windowsxp security_admin
windowsxp setup_deployment
windowsxp video
windowsxp winlogo
windowsxp wmi
windowsxp work_remotely


Is that just a list of XP newsgroups, or an answer to my questions?

Source & clickable inks: http://aumha.org/nntp.htm

(I like the concept of clickable ink ...)

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
I will soon be using XP at home as well as work (bought a netbook -
Samsung NC-20).
I have found these three '9x 'groups, on the whole, helpful,
friendly,
and fun (OK, I've had run-ins with some people!), and was wondering
which of the many XP 'groups those here would suggest joining - and, at
least as important, which you'd advise avoiding.


--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

"I have learned to use the word `impossible' with the greatest caution."
- Werner von Braun
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Old May 9th 09, 12:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Which XP newsgroups?

In message ,
writes:
On Thu, 7 May 2009 08:33:38 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
wrote:

[]
Sending you to an XP newsgroup is like sending a person to HELL. I
want no part of that.

Now ask yourself and be honest with yourself. Do you really want to
use that evil XP? Do you really want to abandon all your friends on
the Win98 groups to join the enemy camp of XP users? You wont find
any of those people friendly, because they are all too stressed from
using that horrid XP. You may want to rethink this whole matter !!!

I get the feeling that XP is now taking the position '98 has had for a
while - lots of people very familiar with it, MS wanting it to die, that
sort of thing. Sadly, '98 is beginning to be hard to keep going rather
like '95 (and 3.x) was, if you want to use anything new.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
**
http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

"I have learned to use the word `impossible' with the greatest caution."
- Werner von Braun
 




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