View Single Post
Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.access
external usenet poster
Posts: 11
Default Let's pick a replacement for this (Access) newsgroup

Good point. I don't often have difficulties with queries
and completely forgot how important the NG is to those
that might encounter trouble from time to time. Funny
too, as I recently shot a hole in my foot forgetting that
Union queries are not updatable.

"david" wrote in message
I could quibble with your selection of the 4 groups, but the main
thing you missed is "queries". microsoft.public.queries is a fairly
busy group, carrying mostly stuff not handled in the other groups.


"Bill" wrote in message

"David W. Fenton" wrote in message
=?Utf-8?B?RnJlZA==?= wrote in

The experts have been focusing on the technical aspects (news
group vs web interface) but I think that what's more key is an
Access-focused forum/newsgroup, with some subdivisions, and
knowing that most people that are asking a question will need a
web site / web interface.

I vote for a single newsgroup with no subdivisions at all.

David W. Fenton
usenet at dfenton dot com

No, "Access", "Forms", "Formscoding" and "Reports" are the four
sub-divisions that have served us well. And, as Bob posted, there
are many NNTP servers out there, that as far as I've been able to
determine, have no intention of dropping the Microsoft.Public.*