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fieldguy
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Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

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06-07-2010 10:13 AM
 
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rkmcswain
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Re: Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

06-07-2010 12:40 PM in reply to: fieldguy
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fieldguy
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Re: Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

06-07-2010 02:45 PM in reply to: fieldguy

Thanks!  It's dead.

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pedroaroso
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Re: Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

06-08-2010 08:00 AM in reply to: fieldguy

Maybe my question is silly, but does this mean that we cannot open discussion group messages in Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail any more?

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fieldguy
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Re: Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

06-09-2010 10:54 AM in reply to: pedroaroso

Yes, that's what it means.  If you open the link, you will see that Autodesk has discontinued support for NNTP because they want to provide the "state-of-art web experience Autodesk customers have come to expect".  IMHO they have confused "web experience" with finding answers to problems quickly.

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DaveDrahn
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Re: Is discussion.autodesk.com (NNTP) officially dead?

06-11-2010 02:19 PM in reply to: fieldguy

Read TonyT's (cadzone) post in the 2011 forum (or was it 2010?) where he snippets a bit from lithium.com's sales pitch (lithium is the provider for tis new web experience).

 

They talk about how much $$ is saved a company by online user groups providing tech solutions for one another so the corp doesn't have to... which is exactly what NNTP was doing for many for a long, long time.  This format so far is definitely a huge step way backward and I hope it doesn't by itself kill the power of user forums for adesk.

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