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*Ian A. White
Message 21 of 36 (600 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-30-2010 07:34 PM in reply to: wrighte
On Sat, 29 May 2010 22:12:36 -0700, R2011 wrote:

>called towing the corporate line...

Try toeing the corporate line :smileyhappy:
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BernardMadoff
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Message 22 of 36 (600 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-31-2010 11:22 PM in reply to: wrighte
judging by the crap that comes out of San Rafael these days i think most things are outsourced....or the clowns are smoking to much
*Mark Evinger
Message 23 of 36 (600 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-01-2010 07:24 AM in reply to: wrighte
Not lose Autocad users - we have to get the work out with *something*. But
with the death of NNTP an era draws to a close for easy-to-use support.

Mark Evinger

"R2011" wrote in message
news:6400020@discussion.autodesk.com...
wrighte <> wrote in news:6398238@discussion.autodesk.com:


> As part of the upgrade, Autodesk has taken the decision to discontinue
> the time-honored use of the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP).



this is so wrong on so many levels...Autodesk will lose thousands of users
if they do this....
*Rowland
Message 24 of 36 (601 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-01-2010 07:41 AM in reply to: wrighte
On 6/1/2010 9:24 AM, Mark Evinger wrote:
> But with the death of NNTP an era draws to a close for easy-to-use support.

not the death of nntp, but Adesk's intention of not using it.
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Randy_Culp
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Registered: ‎08-17-2007
Message 25 of 36 (603 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-01-2010 01:27 PM in reply to: wrighte
> not the death of nntp, but Adesk's intention of not using it.
Well NNTP is starting to slide. With Microsoft moving away and now Autodesk it's only a mtter of time. Many sites like theSwamp.org already use PHP and similar OOS engines for their forums, so I think we may be witnessing the beginning of the demise of NNTP in general, however long it might take. I still think its a mistake, however, as it limits access to those that have web access and will leave out those that don't. Limiting input is always a bad idea.
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scottgensemer8984
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Registered: ‎07-10-2009
Message 26 of 36 (604 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-01-2010 01:37 PM in reply to: wrighte
OK. I am confused by all of this. Being new to these AutoCAD forums, I've only been aware of the web-based forums, so have only been able to post by logging in to Autodesk. What is this Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) of which you speak? And how does one get that?

Scott
*Jason Piercey
Message 27 of 36 (605 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-01-2010 01:48 PM in reply to: wrighte
You configure a newsreader, such as Outlook Express (there are
many others) to read the messages. Since they are about to pull
the plug on NNTP, I wouldn't worry about it. No point in using
the preferred method to only have it taken away in a few days :smileywink:


wrote in message news:6400996@discussion.autodesk.com...
OK. I am confused by all of this. Being new to these AutoCAD forums, I've only been aware of the web-based forums, so have only been
able to post by logging in to Autodesk. What is this Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) of which you speak? And how does one get
that?

Scott
*Wanderer
Message 28 of 36 (605 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-02-2010 06:25 AM in reply to: wrighte
Personally, I prefer Thunderbird.
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

(it also comes in portable:
http://download.cnet.com/Mozilla-Thunderbird-Portable/3000-2367_4-10526818.html
)




Melanie Perry
***not all who wander are lost***
http://augi.com/autocad
http://MistressOfTheDorkness.blogspot.com

On 6/1/2010 3:37 PM, scottgensemer8984 wrote:
> OK. I am confused by all of this. Being new to these AutoCAD forums, I've only been aware of the web-based forums, so have only been able to post by logging in to Autodesk. What is this Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) of which you speak? And how does one get that?
>
> Scott
*Ian A. White
Message 29 of 36 (605 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-03-2010 12:38 AM in reply to: wrighte
On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 13:37:53 -0700, scottgensemer8984 <> wrote:

>OK. I am confused by all of this. Being new to these AutoCAD forums, I've only been aware of the web-based forums, so have only been able to post by logging in to Autodesk. What is this Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) of which you speak? And how does one get that?

Well, you see all of this started way before broadband. Then you had
to download the new messages and disconnect from the Internet. Now you
could work offline (freeing your telephone line for calls) and prepare
your replies giving things a little thought. Of course, you could (and
I have done) save messages and replies in forums so that you could
refer to them later. I have messages that I have kept going back to
before 2000 (that's the year), and that information is still valid.

With a web based forum, you have to be online to use it. You cannot
prepare replies, give it some consideration and then post the replies
days later. You cannot save only the replies that you want. If you
want to find a message from the past in a web based forum, you have to
know what you are searching for and use the web service to search for
it. In the interests of storage, those managing the web service can
easily discard messages using whatever criteria that they want. In the
case of Autodesk, they could easily decide to remove forums or
messages that refer to retired versions of their programs, thereby
coercing users to upgrade as there would be little or no source of
support otherwise.

This is why there is disquiet.

To top it off, the forum software that Autodesk has decided to stick
with is probably one of the least user-friendly products around. There
are plenty of other forum applications around, but they are too
flexible for Autodesk.

I have not been a fan of Gmane in the past, but this might well be a
situation where they can "harvest" the postings on the web based
forums and make them available via their NNTP forums.

--

Regards,

Ian A. White, CPEng.

| /| / WAI Engineering
| /_| / Sydney 2000
|/ |/ Australia

www.wai.com.au

mailto:ianwhite@wai.com.au

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*Dave D
Message 30 of 36 (607 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

06-03-2010 09:01 AM in reply to: wrighte
and the latest being the F'ing ribbon concept. Really nice for MS Word
where I frequently access maybe a dozen functions, not so nice in CAD where
I frequently access maybe 2 or 300 commands. Stupid.

"Terry W. Dotson" wrote in message
news:6398884@discussion.autodesk.com...
> On 5/27/2010 2:16 PM, Jason Piercey wrote:
>
>> Because Autodesk does what Microsoft does.
>
> The earliest instance being .DWT to match .DOT?
>
> Terry

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