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Old June 3rd, 2010, 12:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.gettingstarted
John W. Vinson
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Default Let's pick a replacement for this (Access) newsgroup

On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 20:03:55 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:

Will the replacement one connect to Microsoft?

THIS one won't, that's for certain.

The Microsoft forums will be run on Microsoft's own hardware, so yes; they
won't propagate to USENET however.

If not, why not continue with this one, which already has critical mass?

People coming from the Microsoft "get online help" buttons in the programs
will not know about these newsgroups, and will not have any way from within
Microsoft's software to get to them, so these newsgroups will probably dwindle
to a small subset of sophisticated, experienced users, contending for
bandwidth with spammers and trolls. The bulk of the "new questions" will, I
fear, go elsewhere.

John W. Vinson [MVP]