Re: Alternate advice site



Paul Knudsen
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
On Thu, 5 May 2005 22:02:01 -0700, "Zeretul1"
<Zeretul1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Due to the fact that 80% of the time, this site is down, at least for me, can
>anyone suggest altenate advice forums for those that are sometimes XP
>challenged?

A newsgroup isn't a "site" as such but let that pass.

Ziff Davis' PC Mag and Extreme Tech sites can usually proivide good
answers.

Also check out the Manic Geeks forum. It's new.
http://www.manicgeeks.com/forum/index.php
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Malke
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Paul Knudsen wrote:

> On Thu, 5 May 2005 22:02:01 -0700, "Zeretul1"
> <Zeretul1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>Due to the fact that 80% of the time, this site is down, at least for
>>me, can anyone suggest altenate advice forums for those that are
>>sometimes XP challenged?
>
> A newsgroup isn't a "site" as such but let that pass.
>
> Ziff Davis' PC Mag and Extreme Tech sites can usually proivide good
> answers.
>
> Also check out the Manic Geeks forum. It's new.
> http://www.manicgeeks.com/forum/index.php

In addition to the above, the AumHa forums are excellent. Go to
www.aumha.net and check it out. And as Mr. Knudsen told you, this isn't
a "site". Since you are using the web interface, you may not realize
that this is really a newsgroup. You will get far more out of this
resource if you learn to use a newsreader. There are many good
newsreaders for Windows, but you can use Outlook Express since you
already have it. Here are some links to information about newsgroups:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page3.html#12-09-02 - a brief
explanation of newsgroups
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=/support/news/howto/default.asp
- Set Up Newsreader

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is
working properly
http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm - how to munge email address
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
crossposting

Malke
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Re: Alternate advice site