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  #11  
Old June 4th, 2010, 01:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Stan Brown
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On Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:43:13 -0700, Max wrote:

Below is an extract 2 liner from MS' message "Final Reminder ..."
So .... what does it mean exactly?

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


It means that whoever posted it doesn't understand AT ALL what Usenet
is, and what newsgroups are.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Max
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That can't be true. I'm looking at this from a pure simple user viewpoint. I
don't know how it all works. Right now I don't have any assurance what to
expect when MS finally kills/switches off its servers one day down the road,
with presumably the usual weblinks to get here well and truly dead.


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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Stan Brown
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On Sat, 5 Jun 2010 19:04:32 +0800, Max wrote:

That can't be true. I'm looking at this from a pure simple user viewpoint. I
don't know how it all works. Right now I don't have any assurance what to
expect when MS finally kills/switches off its servers one day down the road,
with presumably the usual weblinks to get here well and truly dead.


So, get newsreader software and don't access Usenet by Web links. Or,
if you insist on a Web interface, use Google Groups -- but be aware
that a significant number of people have their software set to ignore
anything from Google Groups because the signal-to-noise ratio is so
effing low.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Aaron[_14_]
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June 2, 8.00 am and everything running normal.
What's happening ?
Does anyone know ??


I read and post to the MS news groups via msnews.microsoft.com. When I
logged into Thunderbird and clicked the expand ('+' button) to retrieve
new headers, I had several "news group does not exist do you want to
unsubscribe" messages. They are definitely removing groups from *their*
server.

This Excel group seems to be carried by news.eternal-september.org, so I
will just continue from there.

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that is what everyone calls me.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Aaron[_14_]
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Don Guillett wrote:
So, how do you use it?

I signed up at http://www.eternal-september.org/ (formerly
motzarella.org) and followed their instructions. It is free (as in no
charge) but worth it.

I switched when Verizon dropped all usenet groups that were not in the
Big 8, or their own.

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that is what everyone calls me.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Don Guillett[_2_]
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OK Dave, I did that.
When I click on newsgroups and put in excel I get "no matches"
Help an old man figure it out.

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"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
Visit:
http://www.eternal-september.org/

Click on the Online link (in the notes about registering) and that'll take
you
directly to this page:
http://www.eternal-september.org/Reg...ewsAccount.php

Register and you'll get an email to confirm that you're human(!).

Then just use
news.eternal-september.org
as your newsserver



Don Guillett wrote:

So, how do you use it?

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Microsoft MVP Excel
SalesAid Software

"Aaron" wrote in message
...
June 2, 8.00 am and everything running normal.
What's happening ?
Does anyone know ??

I read and post to the MS news groups via msnews.microsoft.com. When I
logged into Thunderbird and clicked the expand ('+' button) to retrieve
new headers, I had several "news group does not exist do you want to
unsubscribe" messages. They are definitely removing groups from *their*
server.

This Excel group seems to be carried by news.eternal-september.org, so
I
will just continue from there.

--

I am glad my Mom named me Aaron,
that is what everyone calls me.


--

Dave Peterson


  #20  
Old June 6th, 2010, 01:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
Dave Peterson
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Default The Day After ???

It looks like you're using Windows Live Mail.

I set it up in Outlook Express.

I added the server and set my access rules (id and password).
Then I was prompted to see if I wanted to download the list of newsgroups.

IIRC, I got a small list of newsgroups when I tried to set up the newsserver
without an id/password. I'm betting that happened to you.

If you refresh the list, then search for excel, I bet you'll be ok.

Don Guillett wrote:

OK Dave, I did that.
When I click on newsgroups and put in excel I get "no matches"
Help an old man figure it out.

--
Don Guillett
Microsoft MVP Excel
SalesAid Software

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
Visit:
http://www.eternal-september.org/

Click on the Online link (in the notes about registering) and that'll take
you
directly to this page:
http://www.eternal-september.org/Reg...ewsAccount.php

Register and you'll get an email to confirm that you're human(!).

Then just use
news.eternal-september.org
as your newsserver



Don Guillett wrote:

So, how do you use it?

--
Don Guillett
Microsoft MVP Excel
SalesAid Software

"Aaron" wrote in message
...
June 2, 8.00 am and everything running normal.
What's happening ?
Does anyone know ??

I read and post to the MS news groups via msnews.microsoft.com. When I
logged into Thunderbird and clicked the expand ('+' button) to retrieve
new headers, I had several "news group does not exist do you want to
unsubscribe" messages. They are definitely removing groups from *their*
server.

This Excel group seems to be carried by news.eternal-september.org, so
I
will just continue from there.

--

I am glad my Mom named me Aaron,
that is what everyone calls me.


--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson
 




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