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*Dee, James
Message 1 of 7 (50 Views)

Name your subjects appropriatly!

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11-01-1999 04:02 PM
It would be much easier to locate people with similar problems if the
subjects were as descriptive as possible. For example if you have a problem
with AutoCAD file locking, then maybe you subject would say File Locking
problem as apposed to AutoCAD 2000 problem.

Thak you.
*Tanzillo, Tony
Message 2 of 7 (50 Views)

Re: Name your subjects appropriatly!

11-01-1999 07:34 PM in reply to: *Dee, James
You don't have to rely on subjects to find what you
want. You can search Autodesk's newsgroups on body
text as well as subject.

http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm

James Dee wrote:
>
> It would be much easier to locate people with similar problems if the
> subjects were as descriptive as possible. For example if you have a problem
> with AutoCAD file locking, then maybe you subject would say File Locking
> problem as apposed to AutoCAD 2000 problem.
>
> Thak you.

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*Maeding, James
Message 3 of 7 (50 Views)

Re:

11-02-1999 10:19 AM in reply to: *Dee, James
I think I will post a message sometime entitled "Tony Tanzillo Problem" and hope that people do a global search to find
what I am really saying. The fact is, most people download the bodies after they are interested in the headers, dude!
...just picking on Tony but at least he responded

Tony Tanzillo
|>You don't have to rely on subjects to find what you
|>want. You can search Autodesk's newsgroups on body
|>text as well as subject.
|>
|>http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
|>
|>
|>James Dee wrote:
|>>
|>> It would be much easier to locate people with similar problems if the
|>> subjects were as descriptive as possible. For example if you have a problem
|>> with AutoCAD file locking, then maybe you subject would say File Locking
|>> problem as apposed to AutoCAD 2000 problem.
|>>
|>> Thak you.

James Maeding
Civil Engineer
*Dee, James
Message 4 of 7 (50 Views)

Re:

11-05-1999 09:01 PM in reply to: *Dee, James
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you use the discussion group search engine
at http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
you only get pieces of the discussion scattered among thousands of
responses. I would hardly call it a discussion, unless I can view the
entire discussion in order from beginning to end. I prefer to review the
discussion here in the discussion group, and it would be nice to be able to
find things by reading the subject line. Maybe this should be enforced.
It's really not that hard to name a subject appropriately, but it is very
hard to share information if you can't find it, or if you're finding alot of
information that is titled inappropriately.

Thank you

Tony Tanzillo wrote in message <381E5BAF.7985DE9C@worldnet.att.net>...
>You don't have to rely on subjects to find what you
>want. You can search Autodesk's newsgroups on body
>text as well as subject.
>
>http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
>
>
>James Dee wrote:
>>
>> It would be much easier to locate people with similar problems if the
>> subjects were as descriptive as possible. For example if you have a
problem
>> with AutoCAD file locking, then maybe you subject would say File Locking
>> problem as apposed to AutoCAD 2000 problem.
>>
>> Thak you.
>
>--
>/*********************************************************/
>/* Tony Tanzillo Design Automation Consulting */
>/* Programming & Customization for AutoCAD & Compatibles */
>/* ----------------------------------------------------- */
>/* tony.tanzillo@worldnet.att.net */
>/* http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tonyt */
>/*********************************************************/
*Tanzillo, Tony
Message 5 of 7 (50 Views)

Re:

11-06-1999 08:16 PM in reply to: *Dee, James
James Dee wrote:
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you use the discussion group search engine
> at http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
> you only get pieces of the discussion scattered among thousands of
> responses.

Well, you're wrong.

I just use the Advanced Search option, and came up
with every post in this thread, and nothing but same.

I searched for "Name your subjects appropriatly!",
with "Search titles only", and only this newsgroup
checked.

Using a newsreader to find threads is problematic,
because the life of a thread can span months, and
that means that you must download *all* headers
for every article that was posted during the life
of a thread, in order to find all of its headers.

I'm sorry, but the sort of approach you want to take
makes aboslutely no sense at all, except perhaps for
someone with a lot of free time on their hands, and
nothing better to do with it.

I don't care much for rules, and those who advocate
them.

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/* Programming & Customization for AutoCAD & Compatibles */
/* ----------------------------------------------------- */
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*Nesterovsky, Vladimir
Message 6 of 7 (50 Views)

Re:

11-07-1999 01:37 PM in reply to: *Dee, James
Tony -- I tried but couldn't succeed with ADESK's
search at all. :-(

For example, searching for "3D Linetypes" thru ADESK
finds 800 articles (and I'm checking the "search titles
only" checkbox at the power search page, checking this ng,
aac, only). DEJA.COM finds only 8. In fact, there are
5 of them.

DEJA is an example of a better search engine
(as opposed to the one found on AutoDESK's site).

After you've find your article at Deja, you can click
on a Thread link -- and get the entire thread,
spread over whatever time it was. :-)

Power search is a valuable feature, since user can search
and find articles posted previously; so she won't need
to ask the same questions again.

Unfortunately, this is no longer the case with this
newsgroup. Starting with November 30th 1999, its articles
AREN'T GETTING THRU to this great free DEJA.COM server!

I don't know why is that, but it might be a result
of some action of this newsserver's provider company,
which possibly wants to keep the content on this
newsgroup for itself.

I now will much rather prefer to NOT post on this ng anymore,
knowing that it can't be searched thru DEJA, so it is essencially
lost for the general community of AutoLISPers. :-(

On Sat, 06 Nov 1999 23:16:52 -0500, Tony Tanzillo
wrote:

>James Dee wrote:
>>
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you use the discussion group search engine
>> at http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
>> you only get pieces of the discussion scattered among thousands of
>> responses.
>
>Well, you're wrong.
>
>I just use the Advanced Search option, and came up
>with every post in this thread, and nothing but same.
>
>I searched for "Name your subjects appropriatly!",
>with "Search titles only", and only this newsgroup
>checked.
>
>Using a newsreader to find threads is problematic,
>because the life of a thread can span months, and
>that means that you must download *all* headers
>for every article that was posted during the life
>of a thread, in order to find all of its headers.
>
>I'm sorry, but the sort of approach you want to take
>makes aboslutely no sense at all, except perhaps for
>someone with a lot of free time on their hands, and
>nothing better to do with it.
>
>I don't care much for rules, and those who advocate
>them.
*Tanzillo, Tony
Message 7 of 7 (50 Views)

Re:

11-07-1999 10:19 PM in reply to: *Dee, James
I just searched for "3D Linetypes", in this newsgroup
only, with 'Search Titles Only" checked, and it only
found 4 articles.

Vladimir Nesterovsky wrote:
>
> Tony -- I tried but couldn't succeed with ADESK's
> search at all. :-(
>
> For example, searching for "3D Linetypes" thru ADESK
> finds 800 articles (and I'm checking the "search titles
> only" checkbox at the power search page, checking this ng,
> aac, only). DEJA.COM finds only 8. In fact, there are
> 5 of them.
>
> DEJA is an example of a better search engine
> (as opposed to the one found on AutoDESK's site).
>
> After you've find your article at Deja, you can click
> on a Thread link -- and get the entire thread,
> spread over whatever time it was. :-)
>
> Power search is a valuable feature, since user can search
> and find articles posted previously; so she won't need
> to ask the same questions again.
>
> Unfortunately, this is no longer the case with this
> newsgroup. Starting with November 30th 1999, its articles
> AREN'T GETTING THRU to this great free DEJA.COM server!
>
> I don't know why is that, but it might be a result
> of some action of this newsserver's provider company,
> which possibly wants to keep the content on this
> newsgroup for itself.
>
> I now will much rather prefer to NOT post on this ng anymore,
> knowing that it can't be searched thru DEJA, so it is essencially
> lost for the general community of AutoLISPers. :-(
>
> On Sat, 06 Nov 1999 23:16:52 -0500, Tony Tanzillo
> wrote:
>
> >James Dee wrote:
> >>
> >> Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you use the discussion group search engine
> >> at http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/index.htm
> >> you only get pieces of the discussion scattered among thousands of
> >> responses.
> >
> >Well, you're wrong.
> >
> >I just use the Advanced Search option, and came up
> >with every post in this thread, and nothing but same.
> >
> >I searched for "Name your subjects appropriatly!",
> >with "Search titles only", and only this newsgroup
> >checked.
> >
> >Using a newsreader to find threads is problematic,
> >because the life of a thread can span months, and
> >that means that you must download *all* headers
> >for every article that was posted during the life
> >of a thread, in order to find all of its headers.
> >
> >I'm sorry, but the sort of approach you want to take
> >makes aboslutely no sense at all, except perhaps for
> >someone with a lot of free time on their hands, and
> >nothing better to do with it.
> >
> >I don't care much for rules, and those who advocate
> >them.

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/* Programming & Customization for AutoCAD & Compatibles */
/* ----------------------------------------------------- */
/* tony.tanzillo@worldnet.att.net */
/* http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tonyt */
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