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What do you guys think of integrating the Microsoft Managed News Groups to  C9???

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    pierlove

    Hello I was talking to gmiley and I got this idea. I have been wondering what it would take to get the Managed News Groups on RSS and what if any benefit there is to making them part of C9?

    So now I want to know what everyone else thinks.  Is this a good idea? Can it be done?  Would it be cool, or actually useful?

    Jamie

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    Jeremy W

    The first part I've loved (and blogged about, asking for it). The second part... Not so much so.

    To me, C9 is a bit of an informal, relationship and communication driven community. It's a bit young to be defining it as anything, I suppose, but that's how I see it, and that's why I'm here. For the people.

    The News Groups, on the other hand, are really about support. People with problems, people solving them. There's a bit of community, but much less than here.

    I'm not sure they serve the same purpose, as evidenced by the tone, types of responses and what makes each one "useful".

    That's just my take though!

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    pierlove

    Thanks for your post, I think that RSS would make the MNG's more productive. -JB

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    Peter

    With NewsGator you will hardly notice the difference between the RSS and NNTP feeds.

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    Nystul

    I second that recommendation to use NewsGator for NNTP access.  It really makes newsgroups function like RSS feeds, and with the NNTP plug-in/extension, you can post from within Outlook as well.  After only using NewsGator for 10 days, it is my favorite tool of late.  I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in RSS feeds and NNTP newsgroup feeds.

    Nystul

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    Jeremy W

    I'd use Newsgator if I either had a static list of feeds I was watching, or if I didn't need to access my feeds list from one location.

    However, I'm everywhere, all over the place. Bloglines is for me until someone figures out a simple way to have Newsgator automatically create an OMPL file on a regular basis and mirror that to wherever else I work (not likely to happen).

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