A Great Big Thank You!


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Daniel

Firstly, let me apologize for making this beautiful cross-post. I know it
bad etiquette, but in this instance I'm hoping no one will truly mind (after
all MS did it with their announcement...).

I, like everyone else in this forum, owe each of the contrinbuting members a
Great Big Thank You for all the time, patiences, knowledge and experience
that you have given us over the past many years!

I would particularily like to thank, people such as:

Allen Browne
Al Campagna
Roger Carlson
Alex Dybenko
Stephen Lebans
Arvin Meyer
Graham R. Seach
Doug Steele
Tony Toews
Lynn Trapp
Joan Wild
Dirk Goldgar
Keith Wilby
John Spencer
Jerry Whittle
Dave Hargis
Albert D. Kallal
Jeff Boyce

And so many more that have directly helped me solve various problems and
give me the urge to continue learning!

It is sad to see this all come to an end in a few days and I wish you all
the very best.

Sincerely,

Daniel Pineault
 
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Dennis

All,

I too would like to offer my thanks. I know there is no way that I would
have be able to learn as much as I have had it not been for the help of the
many contributors on this forum. I wish there was some way I could express
my gratitude for all of the help that I have received from the member of this
forum.

I just want to say thank you so much for all of your help. It will never be
forgotten.

There are many other people who have helped me this past year and a half. I
wish that I could include everyone name, but I think that Microsoft will have
shut down this forum before I can list each individual that has help me. So
don't think that your efforts were not appreciated or not noticed. They
were. I just wish I was eloquent enought to express my appreciation better.

So all I can say is thank you so much for your time, effort, and most
importantly your patients.

It is a sad to see it come to an end.
 
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Leo

I too want to thank all those listed and many more for their valuable time,
efforts and at times their understanding with my poorly worded questions and
posts. Without their help whatever I have accomplished would not have been.

Again, my grateful thanks

Leo
Non-IT Professional
 
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Jim L.

Come to an end? What's going on here. I can't finish my DB without the help
of these people.
 
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Jack Leach

I remember finding this place the same day that I learned what "Me" did, and
it's been my significant source for information since. So yes, definately a
thanks is due to everyone who put up with and answered my earlier ridiculous
questions (and my later ones that were probably just as ridiculous in their
own way).

Having been away from the community for a while, I seem to have missed this
notice that MS gave out... (I do recall seeing one in the queries NG about a
month ago saying that they would slowly be converting these NGs to forums,
but without any information as to what/where/when...). Is there any
replacement for this that MS is offering?

--
Jack Leach
www.tristatemachine.com

"I haven't failed, I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
-Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
 
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Daniel Pineault

Jack,

You can see MS' post at

http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...&p=1&tid=35200496-2ccb-45d9-987b-fe77ee0222dc

and then (all the real info is in this second post)

http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...&p=1&tid=390db0c5-791f-4f3d-a758-b4f7ebe187fd

The post above has the links you'll need.

Their new web interface is poor at best; mixing multiple apps together,
limited search capability.

From what I've read their NNTP Bridge for newsreaders is not evident to
setup and didn't work altogether for certain forum members, but I never tried
it out myself.
--
Hope this helps,

Daniel Pineault
http://www.cardaconsultants.com/
For Access Tips and Examples: http://www.devhut.net
Please rate this post using the vote buttons if it was helpful.
 
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Jack Leach

Thanks Daniel... sad to see this place go, but it looks like a number of
people have already at least made attempts to migrate to the forums. I
suppose this will take some getting used to...

May I suggest UtterAccess.com? I don't believe I've seen you floating
around there yet. I'll put a plug in for the AccessWiki they've setup there
as well, I'm a pretty big fan of that.

Cheers,

--
Jack Leach
www.tristatemachine.com

"I haven't failed, I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
-Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
 
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Albert D. Kallal

Thank you so very kindly, it really is appreciated.

In a a few days the lights go out here. This place has been great little
kind of coffee shop in cyber space. I learned as much as I helped here.


I am giving the msAnswers group a good try. I actually becoming used to the
forum, and I think it can work out quite nice....

So, once again, thanks for the comments, it means a lot, and see you all in
cyber space somewhere. I will be in the msAnswers group if you looking for
me.....

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/addbuz
 
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Albert D. Kallal

Jim L. said:
Come to an end? What's going on here. I can't finish my DB without the
help
of these people.

The NNTP forums here are being migrated (shut down). If you been using the
web interface to get here, then after Monday when you go there, you will be
directed to this group:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/addbuz


So, after this Monday, no further questions + answers will occur here....

You can also continue to use a NNTP newsreader by installing a bridge that
interfaces to the above new group. I am not really sure it worth the trouble
to set up the NNTP interface and the web interface seems to work quite well
for me. We are hoping however that we get a better set of "groups" as
traffice grows (there only one access group there right now).

So, you will find me in that group after Monday...
 
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ryguy7272

Thanks everyone for all the help over the course of the past couple years.
This has been an unbelievable rich venue for learning the ins and outs of
Access, and eventually sharing my own knowledge with others. The information
found here goes way beyond what you'll ever see in any book, and when many
Google queries didn't give me what I needed, I came here and got what I was
looking for, in no time at all.

Hopefully MS will archive this data and maybe someday it will serve some
greater purpose.

Best of luck to all of you!!
Ryan---
 
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Albert D. Kallal

Steve said:
I must have missed something important, why is this coming to an end?

"Daniel" wrote:


The are moving the support forums to a web based interface. You can however
download a "bridge" if you really must use a NNTP news reader. I not really
convinced it worth it to use the newsreader bridge, but it is a option.

More and more ISP's are shutting down their newsgroup support, and few "new"
users don't even know what a newsgroup is.

Also, consider that a good number here enter posts via some kind of web
interface now. So, on June 1st, those web users will be re-directed to the
web form for access. That forum is here:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/addbuz/threads

For NNTP users, they have to install the bridge, or dump use of a newsreader
and use the web interface. I started using the web interface, an I am
finding I can well work with it...
 
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RD

Everytime MS "fixes" things they make it harder to use.

I'm an old-timer. I've been on usenet since '95. Web-based forums
almost always suck.

It's been great both getting and giving help over the last few years.

Maybe I'll see you guys around sometime.

RD
 
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John W. Vinson

Hopefully MS will archive this data and maybe someday it will serve some
greater purpose.

These messages will neither be archived nor transferred to the web interface,
at least not by Microsoft. They're just dumping them in the bit bucket.

They can be found at a competitor's service:

http://groups.google.com/groups/search?as_ugroup=microsoft.public.access.*

You can click the "advanced search" button to narrow the search if you don't
want to read all 2,980,000 messages this brings up... <g>
 
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trip_to_tokyo

The categories on that site are not broken down as they are here.

Does anybody know if MS are going to do anything about that?

TIA for any replies.
 
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Dennis

Per Daniel Pineault



You can see MS' post at
http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...&p=1&tid=35200496-2ccb-45d9-987b-fe77ee0222dc

and then (all the real info is in this second post)
http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...&p=1&tid=390db0c5-791f-4f3d-a758-b4f7ebe187fd

The post above has the links you'll need.

Their new web interface is poor at best; mixing multiple apps together,
limited search capability.

From what I've read their NNTP Bridge for newsreaders is not evident to
setup and didn't work altogether for certain forum members, but I never tried
it out myself.
--
Hope this helps,

Daniel Pineault
http://www.cardaconsultants.com/
For Access Tips and Examples: http://www.devhut.net
Please rate this post using the vote buttons if it was helpful.
 

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