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Question does not appear in my threads, Why RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the follolwing question

    http://answers.microsoft.com/thread/dab29225-4222-4412-8bc3-0516cee65a78

    it does not appear in My Threads, why?

    I thought Microsoft was Microsoft & a Forum in Microsoft was a Forum in Microsoft.

    If not then I should have a different login to access another type of Forum?

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:39 AM

Answers

  • I think answers is a separate platform and therefore the questions asked there are not accessible from 'My Threads' which is a real pity. We as Moderators also can not move a question to that forum if asked in MSDN or Technet.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:25 PM
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  • As I said before:

    I thought Microsoft was Microsoft & a Forum in Microsoft was a Forum in Microsoft.

    So if I use 10 forums then I should have 10 sets of threads for each one?

    I think Microsoft should do something about this, how do I get through to somebody who cares and is going to fix it?





    The forums target different kinds of users; that's why they are separate. I don't understand why you feel you have to ask the same question in duplicate forums (if that's what you're saying).

    Feel free to suggest changes; you can use the Site Feedback link at the bottom of this page. There is a similar link in the Microsoft Community.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:11 PM
  • It's branding and by design.

    That's the answer. Sometimes we get answers we don't like. That doesn't mean you can't make the suggestion though. Stefan mentioned one way to make your suggestion. There's another few ways in the sticky note in this forum.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:59 AM
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  • I think answers is a separate platform and therefore the questions asked there are not accessible from 'My Threads' which is a real pity. We as Moderators also can not move a question to that forum if asked in MSDN or Technet.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Presumably that means nobody is doing anything about it, as i said if you maintain it is a different platform then there should be a separate login not allow questions from another login source.
    Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:20 AM
  • Presumably that means nobody is doing anything about it, as i said if you maintain it is a different platform then there should be a separate login not allow questions from another login source.



    You log in separately, but you can use the same account on both platforms.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Friday, February 15, 2013 1:50 PM
  • As I said before:

    I thought Microsoft was Microsoft & a Forum in Microsoft was a Forum in Microsoft.

    So if I use 10 forums then I should have 10 sets of threads for each one?

    I think Microsoft should do something about this, how do I get through to somebody who cares and is going to fix it?

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:08 AM
  • As I said before:

    I thought Microsoft was Microsoft & a Forum in Microsoft was a Forum in Microsoft.

    So if I use 10 forums then I should have 10 sets of threads for each one?

    I think Microsoft should do something about this, how do I get through to somebody who cares and is going to fix it?





    The forums target different kinds of users; that's why they are separate. I don't understand why you feel you have to ask the same question in duplicate forums (if that's what you're saying).

    Feel free to suggest changes; you can use the Site Feedback link at the bottom of this page. There is a similar link in the Microsoft Community.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:11 PM
  • Thanks IdleCuriosity, exactly my point, somebody should take it on board and fix it

    as I said originally

    I thought Microsoft was Microsoft & a Forum in Microsoft was a Forum in Microsoft.

    therefor my post anywhere should be in My Threads & I don't have to keep swapping groups to see replies.

    I should be able to click on any of my posts & go to the relevant forum

    QED

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:32 AM
  • It's branding and by design.

    That's the answer. Sometimes we get answers we don't like. That doesn't mean you can't make the suggestion though. Stefan mentioned one way to make your suggestion. There's another few ways in the sticky note in this forum.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

    Answer an interesting question? Create a wiki article about it!

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:59 AM
    Owner
  • If you make such suggestion, I'll vote it on. Personally after Partners forums migrated to a new platform I have no way to keep current with the forum I used to read. I don't want to go to the separate forum.

    Please post a link to your suggestion to keep all forums under the same platform.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:34 PM
    Moderator
  • As long as we're all in agreement that the accounts are separate, but the log-in is not.    That's all that matters.





    Any Live ID tries to sign you in (here and at the Community); this applies when you are signed into a Hotmail account as well and open a browser window for this site. But you can deny the registration process that occurs.

    I could be missing something, since I'm intentionally using the same account for both the Microsoft Community and TechNet/MSDN forums. Also, at the time when I registered my account, both platforms were one and the same...


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:43 PM
  • If you know of some setting to disable this nuisance, please tell us.

    Some related (IE) factors to consider:

    1. using File New Session  (Alt-F,i)
    2. using pinned websites
    3. using linked Live Id (useful where a web site sign-on supports it such as Hotmail and now Outlook)
    4. using Sign-in Assistant

     

    FWIW I have a Hotmail Live Id and a non-Hotmail Live Id (pre-dates Hotmail) which are linked and I can use all 4 to allow me to use both accounts with less disruption than I think you are describing.  I think that #3 and 4 may be my essential advantages but I haven't really worked out the details to understand why or how.  I agree though that I still have to be aware of what is happening and try to remember to reverse it when I want to go back.

     
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    Friday, April 26, 2013 2:34 PM
  • when you log into two "separate" MS forums (or facilities) with two different LiveIDs, editing different posts respectively in different tabs, it totally goofs up.

    I am trying to avoid the disruption of logging off and logging on, the same way that Hotmail and now Outlook.com provide.   But even trying to create a new session (e.g. via Alt-F i)  and letting Outlook.com switch Live Id, Answers is still assuming that I want to use my primary account?  I am surprised that this works.  E.g. I thought that was a reason that we had the File, New session command.

    C.f.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/feedback/forum/bug/does-anyone-know-why-my-user-name-shows-as/50ddba95-026f-4e14-8094-2cb03022098b?msgId=6fe89451-d669-4568-9664-46fa2756a6b6


    As I note there both forums want me to logout and login if I want to use a different account.   The example of Outlook.com using Sign-in Assistant proves that that is not necessary.   So both forums' UI are deficient.

    Messenger can do it.  In fact, that is another way I used to switch accounts without logging out or logging in.  Does Skype preserve that feature?   Does Skydrive?...

    Heh.  Skydrive just automatically logged me in to my Hotmail account.   But Skydrive does support Sign-in Assistant, so it is much nicer switching back to my primary Live Id if desired.  And I think it would help you with your screen captures (if your Live Id were linked).   ; )

    Skype seems to have dropped a lot of features that were in Messenger.   Another one Messenger had was a way of notifying me about where all I was logged in (e.g. at least with a count).

     

    Robert
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    Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:33 AM