If you can read this post ......

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    ..... then you probably aren't using Google Groups.

    This week's issue with Google Groups is that only the first few posts
    in each thread show up unless you choose to "Sort by Date."
    With their money you'd think Google could get their act together.
    Annika1980, Aug 10, 2007
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    Bill Guest

    I use OE and I am seeing all posts on time. Even those in transit :)
    Bill, Aug 10, 2007
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  3. Oh man!! You got that right! Aggravating as hell! But thanks to
    your wise advice.....as always......I'm coping.
    Thanks Bret!
    helensilverburg, Aug 10, 2007
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    DaveB Guest

    I see the post's before they are even sent
    DaveB, Aug 10, 2007
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    DMac Guest

    How do you set "sort by date"?
    I use collapsed headers and see everything but I never thought about
    sorting the messages your way. I like to associate messages and
    replies so I get the whole story, even if a reply is weeks after the
    original message. You've reported a few Google group issues in the
    past that I never have. Maybe it's only the US server farm? We got way
    more interesting animals on the Aussie server farm!

    DMac, Aug 10, 2007
  6. What I do is click Options at the top right hand corner of the page,
    on the same line as the header of the post. I then click "view as
    tree" and then I can see all the names of the replies on the left side
    of the page. Right next to sort by reply is sort by date.
    helensilverburg, Aug 10, 2007
  7. Havent had that ...happen to me. I see all of em :) Perhaps your
    connection or gremlins.
    No cameras and shut up while I am putting, Aug 10, 2007
  8. Same here & watch out for llllarrrry's next post -- it will be stupid.
    Kommienezuspadt, Aug 10, 2007
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    Colin_D Guest

    I use Thunderbird and Teranews.com. Works well most of the time, but
    occasionally Teranews loses my posts for a few days which is a bummer.

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Aug 11, 2007
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    That_Rich Guest

    Get a real news server and a real news reader.

    That_Rich, Aug 11, 2007
  11. I don't know if it was your title post that did it, but someone on
    Google took notice and cleared up the trouble some of us were
    having. :)
    helensilverburg, Aug 11, 2007
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    m II Guest

    I thought you were leaving. Reneging on your promise?

    m II, Aug 11, 2007
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    Colin_D Guest

    Brilliant. Cast aspersions on what we all are using, but don't tell us
    what a 'real' server or reader might be.

    Are you always this helpful, or have you made an exception?

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Aug 11, 2007
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    D.Mac Guest

    He's imitating me. Copycat!

    D.Mac, Aug 11, 2007
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    Smee Guest

    He never said he was leaving
    sure you got the right person?
    Smee, Aug 11, 2007
  16. That's right. Actually this is what he said:

    "On a personal note, I anticipate that I will have less involvement
    these groups in the near future for reasons separate from this issue.
    Perhaps now is a good time for Doug to re-evaluate his priorities, as
    well, but that is strictly up to him. Doug can make his own personal
    statement about the end of the conflict if he so wishes."


    helensilverburg, Aug 11, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Most ISP's should have a news server, you just have to call & ask the
    address, mine is nntp://news.sf.sbcglobal.net with the same username &
    password as my email, click that link & it'll probably launch Outlook
    for you. I use Mozilla which has a browser, email & news in one package
    but the latest is I think Mozilla Thunderbird for mail & news with
    Firefox for browsing or you can use MS Outlook or a bunch of others. The
    idea is it presents the articles just like email, you can sort by
    thread, date or name, show only threads with unread, threads with
    replies to you, filters, plonk lists, flagging, etc.
    Paul Furman, Aug 11, 2007
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    That_Rich Guest

    Your ignorance is not my concern.

    That_Rich, Aug 11, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Oh, and my favorite in Mozilla is I just tap the K key and the thread
    becomes 'ignored' meaning I never see that political debate/flame war
    thread again. Also, the way I killfile people (very few) is to set up a
    filter to mark their messages as read and flagged so I can read them if
    there's an interesting reply but when browsing through, I don't waste my
    time reading them while not noticing who I'm reading & I can see if a
    huge string of replies comes of a red-flagged message, it's probably
    junk. I wish there was a way to automatically ignore off-shoots on
    particular threads.
    Paul Furman, Aug 11, 2007
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    Alan K. Guest

    Could be worse... you could be using the iPrimus news "server". It
    periodically decides to "have a little snooze" for a day, or two, or
    three. Indeed it had one yesterday when nothing came through in any
    group (other than those which were also posted from iPrimus) for most
    of the day. And when posts DO turn up, it's often the case that some
    posts are obviously missing from a thread because you can see some
    replies, but not see the posts that were replied to. (It's
    particularly fun when I see someone who's replied to someone who's
    replied to one of my posts... but I never saw the first reply. This,
    despite the fact that I see OTHER posts from the same person.)
    iPrimus' news server seems to use some kind of random post-grabbing
    protocol which makes the question of whether you see a given post a
    roll of the dice.

    Google Groups has been a way to check such things, although I seldom
    do that with the aus.photo group since I have to kill file so many
    cross-posting loons and slap an Ignore Thread on the occasional 600+
    post thread on US politics. However I've noticed that Google's been
    acting oddly periodically as well, on one occasion not updating for a
    week or more.

    With crappy-and-getting-worse ISP support and a steadily decreasing
    signal to noise ratio in many groups, my bet is that within 5 years
    there probably won't BE any Usenet groups still in use aside, perhaps,
    from the Microsoft ones being fed out of their own servers.
    Alan K., Aug 12, 2007
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