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*R.K. McSwain
Message 1 of 27 (459 Views)

No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

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05-24-2010 05:52 AM
Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
http://cadpanacea.com/node/226

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R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*Jason Piercey
Message 2 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 06:00 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
Saw that. Boo Hiss.

Gotta wonder how many of the long-time posters will still
be participating after they pull the plug.


"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message news:6396148@discussion.autodesk.com...
Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
http://cadpanacea.com/node/226

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R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*andrew.nao
Message 3 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 06:21 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
wow that's a crappy move.
the web based forum setup they have now is crap, I wonder what this new one
will be like?
I guess I wont be visiting it as often cause of company web access policy's

thanks autodesk, good job cutting the nose off to spite the face.
*Doug Broad
Message 4 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 07:53 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
Too bad. I would consider html but don't want to return to the days where I
had 500 spam messages per day. Unless Autodesk can prove that they will
hide our registered email addresses from spammers, I doubt I will continue
to participate.

Doug

"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
news:6396148@discussion.autodesk.com...
Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
http://cadpanacea.com/node/226

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R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*Ken Krupa
Message 5 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 07:55 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
This absolutely sucks. I have found so much good stuff by quickly browsing the
headings - something easy to do with a newsreader (using Thunderbird, and
Outlook Express in the past), but too cumbersome in any web-based forum I've seen.

R.K. McSwain wrote:
> Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
> Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
> http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
> http://cadpanacea.com/node/226
>
*David Kozina
Message 6 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 09:35 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
Well, if it happens, I guess I'll have more time for other things...
Before then, I'd just like to say "Thanks!" to everyone for all their
assistance over the years.
I truly hope in some small way I've been able to 'give back' a little, too.
As for me, I guess I'll just look elsewhere for help, if/when needed.

Perhaps Autodesk will have to go on a support hiring binge as frustrated
users overwhelm the Subscription support staff with relatively minor issues.
Wonder if they've figured in those costs?

Regardless, again, I'd like to say thanks to all the contributors here, you
have been greatly valued to me.

Best regards,
David Kozina


"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
news:6396148@discussion.autodesk.com...
Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
http://cadpanacea.com/node/226

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R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*Ian A. White
Message 7 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-24-2010 07:35 PM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
On Mon, 24 May 2010 05:52:24 -0700, R.K. McSwain
wrote:

>Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
>Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
>http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
>http://cadpanacea.com/node/226

I suppose the writing was on the wall. Most such services have moved
over to web based forums. The issue is with the web forum software
that is going to be used. The one that is currently used for web based
access is not that great. Also as some have pointed out, there could
well be more load on support staff for their products, and there
definitely will be a greater demand on moderators given that spammers
have moved away from NNTP forums over to web based forums.

Maybe they want it to be just a select group of registered Autodesk
users who want to talk amongst themselves.

The current discussion group software is absolutely atrocious. There
are so many better forum packages around, but it looks like they will
stick with theirs because someone there decided to use it and to
change would mean that they might have made a mistake.

Ah well. maybe users need to move to alternative forums.

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Message 8 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-25-2010 09:40 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
If they farmed this stuff out (even to an internal division) they may not have the choice of what DG software to use. Not that it couldn't be better (it can), they may not have the option.
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*Ken Krupa
Message 9 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-25-2010 09:48 AM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
Anyone know any good ones? I used to be able to access a few, but my current
ISP no longer provides a news server, so I don't even know where to look anymore.

Ian A. White wrote:
> On Mon, 24 May 2010 05:52:24 -0700, R.K. McSwain
> wrote:
>
>> Do you access these newsgroups with a newsreader?
>> Autodesk is pulling the plug on NNTP access soon.
>> http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=15084537&siteID=123112
>> http://cadpanacea.com/node/226
>
> I suppose the writing was on the wall. Most such services have moved
> over to web based forums. The issue is with the web forum software
> that is going to be used. The one that is currently used for web based
> access is not that great. Also as some have pointed out, there could
> well be more load on support staff for their products, and there
> definitely will be a greater demand on moderators given that spammers
> have moved away from NNTP forums over to web based forums.
>
> Maybe they want it to be just a select group of registered Autodesk
> users who want to talk amongst themselves.
>
> The current discussion group software is absolutely atrocious. There
> are so many better forum packages around, but it looks like they will
> stick with theirs because someone there decided to use it and to
> change would mean that they might have made a mistake.
>
> Ah well. maybe users need to move to alternative forums.
>
*Dave Jones
Message 10 of 27 (459 Views)

Re: No more NNTP access to adsk newsgroups

05-25-2010 12:24 PM in reply to: *R.K. McSwain
On 5/25/2010 9:48 AM, Ken Krupa wrote:
> Anyone know any good ones? I used to be able to access a few, but my current
> ISP no longer provides a news server, so I don't even know where to look anymore.
>
I used to frequent comp.cad.autocad and it's still available on my news
server but it was so unmoderated that I gave it up years ago. I think
that the only viable Acad forums now will be web based. I'll be heading
over to Augi.com and try to figure out how to navigate the interface
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