View Poll Results: The usenet forums

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  • Enhance

    1 16.67%
  • Degrade

    1 16.67%
  • Make no difference

    4 66.67%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kalamazoo
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    484

    How about the usenet forums?

    What are members' feelings about this section of the community?

    Do they enhance, degrade, or make no difference to the dBforums experience?
    Have a community? Have questions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    12,592
    Make no difference.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,365
    Makes no difference to my dbforums experience but degrade my Usenet experience as posts do not get to the Usenet group as claimed on the dbforums home page
    Usenet Groups
    These forums are gateways to selected database related usenet newsgroups. You can now reach the many thousands of usenet users without having to grapple with complicated news software and with the need to pay for a newsfeed. Any posts you make in these forums will be propogated to usenet.
    I suggest you remove the Usenet groups from dbforums unless it is actually working.

    i.e. I'll rather use

    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.solaris or
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.shell

    instead of the problematic

    http://www.dbforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=128 or
    http://www.dbforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=144

    respectively (and there are more)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kalamazoo
    Posts
    484
    Quote Originally Posted by pdreyer
    ... I suggest you remove the Usenet groups from dbforums unless it is actually working...
    Have you tried them lately? We know there was a problem. But we've overhauled that whole system. Is there still a problem?
    Have a community? Have questions?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,365
    Quote Originally Posted by SoftWareRevue
    Is there still a problem?
    Yes, just follow the links I posted and you'll see no info for this month.

    Another one is sybase.public.ase.general
    dbforums doesn't display the usenet posts on
    http://www.dbforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160

    Yet you can verify that there were several posts by following any one of the links below:
    http://groups.google.com/group/sybas...al?gvc=2&tsc=1
    or
    http://www.pfcguide.com/_newsgroups/...ic.ase.general
    or
    http://forums.sybase.com/cgi-bin/web...ic.ase.general

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