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  • Question

  • Where is the html page that describes what the differences are between the newgroups, forums and connect discussions?  I have been on the newgroups for the last 2 years and just now realized that newgroups don't equal forums. 

    Chris
    CJG Twitter: http://twitter.com/givenscj
    Sunday, December 6, 2009 6:36 PM

Answers

  • As a company, we’re moving towards forums and away from newsgroups. There are many reasons, but two of the most important are:

     

    1.Forums posts are discoverable from third party search engines (Google, Live, etc…) whereas newsgroups are not discoverable from third party search engines.
    2.Forums have safeguards in place to limit SPAM, newsgroups are plagued with SPAM.

    For more details on Forums Please refer to the following link-:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/help

    Hope that helps!

    Have a Great day!


    Thank you, Vijay Rao Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Thursday, December 31, 2009 7:18 AM