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Do the new Partner forums support NNTP Bridge ? RRS feed

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  • Okay. I submitted the query.

    Thanks!


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

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    Monday, June 10, 2013 7:48 PM
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  • The bridge doesn't work for anything right now.  The authentication was "decomissioned" for both the Technet/MSDN forums and Answers bridge, and the Answer forums last update made it incompatible with the bridge at all.

    So, while the MSDN/Technet forums do have bridge capability, there's no current way to authenticate, so *nothing* uses the bridge right now and that will be until further notice..


    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

    Friday, June 21, 2013 1:07 PM

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  • Good question. I'll ask. It could be a completely different system, in which case being supported by the Bridge becomes a new "feature".

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

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    Monday, June 10, 2013 7:47 PM
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  • Okay. I submitted the query.

    Thanks!


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

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    Monday, June 10, 2013 7:48 PM
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  • Great to see this. Thank you.
     
    I hope there will be a solution to let the new Partner forum support NNTP Bridge, even if it is a new feature.
     
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    Alexis Zhang
     
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    Okay. I submitted the query.
    Thanks!
     
     
    Monday, June 10, 2013 11:40 PM
  • UPDATE: I'm moving around and trying to find who "owns" this. It looks like a different team owns this forum. Does the partner forums site look the same as this one? It could be a completely different system.

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

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:22 AM
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  • Partners forums are on a new Answers platform. 

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:25 AM
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  • Ah. That helps. Thanks, Naomi!

    Does the Microsoft Community (Answers) platform support the NNTP Bridge?


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

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    Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:20 PM
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  • I believe it does not. There were few discouraging threads here in regards to NNTP bridge in MSDN/TechNet. 

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    Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:33 PM
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  • The bridge doesn't work for anything right now.  The authentication was "decomissioned" for both the Technet/MSDN forums and Answers bridge, and the Answer forums last update made it incompatible with the bridge at all.

    So, while the MSDN/Technet forums do have bridge capability, there's no current way to authenticate, so *nothing* uses the bridge right now and that will be until further notice..


    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

    Friday, June 21, 2013 1:07 PM
  • The bridge doesn't work for anything right now.  The authentication was "decomissioned" for both the Technet/MSDN forums and Answers bridge, and the Answer forums last update made it incompatible with the bridge at all.

    So, while the MSDN/Technet forums do have bridge capability, there's no current way to authenticate, so *nothing* uses the bridge right now and that will be until further notice..


    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

    I expect a positive further notice really exists. That's the only hope. I really have no intention of continuing forum activities without NNTP Bridge access.

    MS abandons NNTP Bridge, we have no choice but to abandon MS.

    Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:28 AM
  • Okay. I submitted the query.

    Thanks!


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

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    I cannot believe we were still discussing whether the Partner Forums support NNTP Bridge half a month ago. Now even the NNTP Bridge for MSDN & TechNet forums also stops working.

    To be honest, I am very disappointed. 

    Friday, June 28, 2013 8:22 AM
  • As discussed HERE we will be bringing back support for the NNTP Bridge.

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    Friday, October 18, 2013 4:28 PM
  • Cool!!!  Thank you!


    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

    Friday, October 18, 2013 5:38 PM
  • I think announcement in that forum can be easily missed. It is very important to let this to be known and once it will be working let all affected users know (in particular, Erland Sommarskog). I hope he will return then.

    I also will probably switch to bridge once it will be available to participate in my forum. Will need instructions then how to set it up as I never used it before.


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    Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:22 AM
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  • I am very happy to hear this. But just like Naomi N said, the announcement can easily be missed. Why cannot we reply on this
    announcement post?

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ff27030d-1d8b-4b6f-9c89-817d9a6d8951/regarding-the-restoration-of-the-nntp-bridge?forum=announce

    I think continuous replies on this announcement post help let more people to know.

    June to October is not very long, but I suppose you have already seen how many contributors and activities we have lost in these
    four months.

    In the last four months, I attended the forums with lower passion and suffered the low performance of the web forums. I also made
    copies of my replie, and saved them to my newsreader manually. Thank godness you finally decided to restore the NNTP Bridge. I am
    really appreciated I can be freed from this nightmare.

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    Alexis Zhang

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    As discussed HERE we will be bringing back support for the NNTP Bridge.
    Monday, October 21, 2013 11:35 PM
  • I am very happy to hear this. But just like Naomi N said, the announcement can easily be missed.
    I posted in the original decommissioning thread, hopefully some of the people who have left will get an email.

    Don't retire TechNet! - (Maybe there's still a chance for hope, over 12,225+ strong and growing)

    Monday, October 21, 2013 11:52 PM
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