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wrighte
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Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

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05-26-2010 06:31 PM
On June 4, Autodesk is upgrading the technology behind our discussion groups. The result is a significant improvement to posting & replying, navigation, search and other features. While we launch this upgrade, the discussion groups will be unavailable from 3pm (PDT) Thursday, June 3 and Friday June 4.

As part of the upgrade, Autodesk has taken the decision to discontinue the time-honored use of the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP). This was a difficult and bittersweet decision, given the company’s past investments to maintain NNTP, but one necessary to continue providing the state-of-art web experience Autodesk customers have come to expect. For active NNTP users, we know this will change your workflow when using the forums. To help transition to the web-based forums, the new updates include a simpler, more intuitive interface to post and reply, bookmarking and e-mail notification features to track favorite posts, and more powerful search tools. While not a substitute for the NNTP experience, the streamlined capabilities of our RSS feeds also provide an enhanced and alternative offline forum reading experience.

Autodesk is excited about this change, and is confident that all the valued users of our discussion groups will quickly appreciate and benefit from the improvements to this web experience.


Eric Wright
Product Manager – Support & Learning
Web & eBusiness
Autodesk, Inc.


Eric Wright
Sr. Web Product Manager
Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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vector2
Posts: 2,058
Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 2 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-26-2010 06:57 PM in reply to: wrighte
> This was a difficult and bittersweet decision, given the company’s
> past investments to maintain NNTP, but one necessary to continue
> providing the state-of-art web experience Autodesk customers have
> come to expect.

"necessary to continue providing the state-of-art web experience"?

why not NO reason rather than a "phony" reason?

you can be sure autodesk is driving itself
out of business with this policy of "everyone-is-too-
stupid-to-be-honest-and-tell-them-the-truth-about-
anything"..
*cdv
Message 3 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-26-2010 07:40 PM in reply to: wrighte
Thanks for the heads up.

"wrighte" wrote in message news:6398202@discussion.autodesk.com...
> On June 4, Autodesk is upgrading the technology behind our discussion
> groups. The result is a significant improvement to posting & replying,
> navigation, search and other features. While we launch this upgrade, the
> discussion groups will be unavailable from 3pm (PDT) Thursday, June 3 and
> Friday June 4.
>
> As part of the upgrade, Autodesk has taken the decision to discontinue the
> time-honored use of the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP). This was a
> difficult and bittersweet decision, given the company’s past investments
> to maintain NNTP, but one necessary to continue providing the state-of-art
> web experience Autodesk customers have come to expect. For active NNTP
> users, we know this will change your workflow when using the forums. To
> help transition to the web-based forums, the new updates include a
> simpler, more intuitive interface to post and reply, bookmarking and
> e-mail notification features to track favorite posts, and more powerful
> search tools. While not a substitute for the NNTP experience, the
> streamlined capabilities of our RSS feeds also provide an enhanced and
> alternative offline forum reading experience.
>
> Autodesk is excited about this change, and is confident that all the
> valued users of our discussion groups will quickly appreciate and benefit
> from the improvements to this web experience.
>
>
> Eric Wright
> Product Manager – Support & Learning
> Web & eBusiness
> Autodesk, Inc.
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vector2
Posts: 2,058
Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 4 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-26-2010 08:16 PM in reply to: wrighte
> {quote:title=Guest wrote:}{quote}
> Thanks for the heads up.

the "heads-up" came many days
ago and we have been discussing
it here all along.. where have you
been?
*cdv
Message 5 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 05:07 AM in reply to: wrighte
I was aware of the change over I was thanking him for letting us know the
date the switch over was happening. While they have mentioned a date in the
past I had not seen one officially until until his post.

"vector2" wrote in message news:6398289@discussion.autodesk.com...
>> {quote:title=Guest wrote:}{quote}
>> Thanks for the heads up.
>
> the "heads-up" came many days
> ago and we have been discussing
> it here all along.. where have you
> been?
*Ribbon
Message 6 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 05:35 AM in reply to: wrighte
wrighte <> wrote in news:6398202@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).

wow...dumb move if I must say
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vector2
Posts: 2,058
Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 7 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 06:32 AM in reply to: wrighte
> I was thanking him

i've never seen "heads-up" to mean thank you-
it means to alert everyone or bring attention to
something..
*Murph
Message 8 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 06:36 AM in reply to: wrighte
> Thanks for the heads up.<
Looks like your web browser needs resizing or something, I see the WORD
"Thanks" OK.

--

Murph
http://map3d.wordpress.com/


"vector2" wrote in message news:6398501@discussion.autodesk.com...
> I was thanking him

i've never seen "heads-up" to mean thank you-
it means to alert everyone or bring attention to
something..
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vector2
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Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 9 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 06:53 AM in reply to: wrighte
yes Murph you are correct..

"thanks for the "heads-up" is correct..

i just meant that since we have all
been discussing this situation for
several days that this message is
not accurately a heads-up..

heads-up is an initial warning..

and the main reason i even mention
this is because after having discussed
it in this forum several days- THEN we
get a phony excuse from autodesk..

no excuse actually- just the typical
autodesk manipulation of what they
think are stupid customers..

but i explained this in an earlier post..
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vector2
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Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 10 of 16 (497 Views)

Re: Updates to Autodesk Discussion Groups

05-27-2010 07:05 AM in reply to: wrighte
not sure how there is anything "correct" about
this statement- it looks like typical autodesk
dishonesty to me..

"necessary to continue providing the state-of-art web experience"

but i'll wait for some technical evidence that
the news readers interfered with the performance
of this forum..

i'm just to the point where i don't believe ANYTHING
autodesk says..

the company has mislead too many times..

but please do stand up for autodesk- i do myself
sometimes..
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