Is This Forum Disalbled?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Ms.Brainy, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Ms.Brainy

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    It's seems impossible to post here. Does anybody know how to notify
    Ms.Brainy, Apr 25, 2007
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  2. Ms.Brainy

    Jan Guest

    Ms.Brainy schreef:
    try to use a program like Outlook or Thunderbird etc... to get to the
    newsgroup in Usenet.
    To often people think Google runs this newsgroup or even worse they
    think Google owns it.
    You avoid the irritating spam this way.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Apr 25, 2007
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  3. Ms.Brainy

    Jan Guest

    MsBraimy schreef:
    MsBraimy, it NOT google's usenet forum.
    It is just usenet.
    Again try Outlook or Thunderbird etc and install a newsserver (ask your
    provider) to avoid difficulties as you have right now.
    Again Google is just using usenet which is owned by nobody!!

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Apr 25, 2007
  4. Ms.Brainy

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Ms.Brainy, Apr 26, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    Jan is not using MedKB. MedKB, whatever that is, is copying the
    messages from Usenet. Jan and myself are inserting our posts directly
    to Usenet, not using a gateway. Or a web interface to Usenet like
    Google. We use software programs called news readers that directly read
    posts from the news servers and insert posts to Usenet, to the news
    Charles, Apr 26, 2007
  6. Ms.Brainy

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Looked pretty good ... from here.

    Thunderbird DOES work well. So does Agent (by Forte).
    Neil Brooks, Apr 26, 2007
  7. Ms.Brainy

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Ms. Brainy,

    You are correct. I think they were "working" on their
    system, and a number of posts were delayed. It looks
    like it is now fixed.

    otisbrown, Apr 27, 2007
  8. Ms.Brainy

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    When I reported it was impossible to post here, the "here" is the
    google usenet group In fact, other google groups (if
    not all)were also disabled for a couple of days. I did not subscribed
    to MedKB, bluebird or any other similar group, but to my surprise my
    posts ended up there.

    It seems that things are back in order now, after substantial delays.
    I have no stocks in google, yahoo or any other bird, I have no loyalty
    to any of them and I don't care one way or the other. I am "here"
    only for issues of eye and vision. Case closed.
    Ms.Brainy, Apr 27, 2007
  9. Ms.Brainy

    Jan Guest

    Ms.Brainy schreef:

    Put on your glasses Ms.Brainy.
    The "here" is the newsgroup of Usenet.
    Google is only the instrument YOU use to look in to it.
    I use the newsreader Thunderbird and doing so I do not have the problems
    you have.
    Why you asked in the first place?

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Apr 27, 2007
  10. Ms.Brainy

    Ann Guest

    Well, to be precise, you use Thunderbird which downloads the posts
    from a news server. So it's not quite as simple as just getting a
    newsreader. For example, I use the newsreder Agent and get the posts

    People who don't understand how the internet works. always assume that
    google owns the groups. And often they won't be told any different.

    Ann, Apr 28, 2007
  11. Ms.Brainy

    Jan Guest

    Ann schreef:
    Ann to make it real complicated for the most here. I need not even a
    I can use telnet.
    Yes and also then I have to use a newsserver, in this you are quite right.

    But by using a newsreader like Thunderbird or Outlook or Agent etc...
    life is much more comfortable here.

    What we both try to explain is the fact Google does not own this
    particularly newsgroup or Usenet.


    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
    Jan, Apr 29, 2007
  12. Ms.Brainy

    The Real Bev Guest

    It may be noted that the opinions of such people are rarely worth reading.
    The Real Bev, May 2, 2007
  13. Ms.Brainy

    Guest Guest

    Is there a snob factor going on here?
    Guest, May 2, 2007
  14. Ms.Brainy

    The Real Bev Guest

    I don't think so. We make thousands of judgments every day based on
    insufficient information, and this is one of them. Intellectual snobbery,

    People who don't understand the basic principles of something they've
    apparently done for quite a while are either incurably ignorant or
    hopelessly stupid. I repeat: It may be noted that the opinions of such
    people are rarely worth reading.

    Cheers, Bev
    "There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane:
    Either you have diarrhoea, or you're anxious to meet people who do."
    -- Rich Jeni
    The Real Bev, May 3, 2007
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