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  1. #1
    Phil Weber Guest

    This group to be renamed on February 1

    Gang: On February 1, this group will be "renamed" to vb.dotnet.discussion,
    both to more accurately reflect the name of the next release of VB, and to
    more accurately describe the group's content.

    I put "renamed" in quotes because we cannot simply rename it; we must
    actually create a new group with the new name, then copy the posts from this
    group into the new one. For newsreader users, this will have the effect of
    resetting your local caches of the group: all messages will appear as new
    and unread, and any flags, etc. that you have set on individual posts will
    be lost. We're giving you a few days' notice so that you may backup your
    local cache files or otherwise persist their state, if you wish, before it
    is lost.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    ---
    Phil Weber
    DevX Newsgroup Admin



  2. #2
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    Thanks Phil,

    bummer about the list having to be reset, but at least the name is better
    than advocacy <g>


    "Phil Weber" <pweber@devx.com> wrote in message
    news:3a744291$1@news.devx.com...
    > Gang: On February 1, this group will be "renamed" to vb.dotnet.discussion,
    > both to more accurately reflect the name of the next release of VB, and to
    > more accurately describe the group's content.
    >
    > I put "renamed" in quotes because we cannot simply rename it; we must
    > actually create a new group with the new name, then copy the posts from

    this
    > group into the new one. For newsreader users, this will have the effect of
    > resetting your local caches of the group: all messages will appear as new
    > and unread, and any flags, etc. that you have set on individual posts will
    > be lost. We're giving you a few days' notice so that you may backup your
    > local cache files or otherwise persist their state, if you wish, before it
    > is lost.
    >
    > We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    > DevX Newsgroup Admin
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Joe \Nuke Me Xemu\ Foster Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    "Bill McCarthy" <Bill_McC@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message <news:3a7451b6@news.devx.com>...

    > Thanks Phil,
    >
    > bummer about the list having to be reset, but at least the name is better
    > than advocacy <g>


    But not as good as vb.dotnot.flames!

    --
    Joe Foster <mailto:jfoster@ricochet.net> Space Cooties! <http://www.xenu.net/>
    WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above They're coming to
    because my cats have apparently learned to type. take me away, ha ha!



  4. #4
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    Hey Phil,

    come to think of it, would it be possible to just leave this group as is as
    an archive, and close it. Kind-of like what happened with the VB6 newsgroup.
    It'd save having to re-download all the headers, and maybe then with the two
    new dotnet newsgroups we can getof to a fresh start ??????????????

    "Phil Weber" <pweber@devx.com> wrote in message
    news:3a744291$1@news.devx.com...
    > Gang: On February 1, this group will be "renamed" to vb.dotnet.discussion,
    > both to more accurately reflect the name of the next release of VB, and to
    > more accurately describe the group's content.
    >
    > I put "renamed" in quotes because we cannot simply rename it; we must
    > actually create a new group with the new name, then copy the posts from

    this
    > group into the new one. For newsreader users, this will have the effect of
    > resetting your local caches of the group: all messages will appear as new
    > and unread, and any flags, etc. that you have set on individual posts will
    > be lost. We're giving you a few days' notice so that you may backup your
    > local cache files or otherwise persist their state, if you wish, before it
    > is lost.
    >
    > We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    > DevX Newsgroup Admin
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    > Come to think of it, would it be possible to just leave this
    > group as-is as an archive, and close it? Kind-of like what
    > happened with the VB6 newsgroup.


    Bill: I'll ask the editors what they think of this option, thanks.
    ---
    Phil Weber
    DevX Newsgroup Admin



  6. #6
    Dave Haskell Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    Phil,

    > > Come to think of it, would it be possible to just leave this
    > > group as-is as an archive, and close it? Kind-of like what
    > > happened with the VB6 newsgroup.

    >
    > Bill: I'll ask the editors what they think of this option, thanks.


    I would like to second Bills' suggestion. I do not want to have to
    re-download everything. A new name, for a new group, with *all new* posts;
    leave this one read-only.



  7. #7
    Gregor R. Peisker Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    Hi Phil,

    we all have to back up our stuff, perhaps download it all again, just
    because you decided to change the name?!?

    Reminds me of the compatibilty problems MS is causing for VB developers. Do
    we get an upgrade wizard that ports all the message flags? It could insert a
    line into each msg: "TODO: flag this message as needed".

    Well, at least this newsgroup has the spirit of VB.Net <g>.

    Regards,
    Gregor


    > Gang: On February 1, this group will be "renamed" to vb.dotnet.discussion,
    > both to more accurately reflect the name of the next release of VB, and to
    > more accurately describe the group's content.
    >
    > I put "renamed" in quotes because we cannot simply rename it; we must
    > actually create a new group with the new name, then copy the posts from

    this
    > group into the new one. For newsreader users, this will have the effect of
    > resetting your local caches of the group: all messages will appear as new
    > and unread, and any flags, etc. that you have set on individual posts will
    > be lost. We're giving you a few days' notice so that you may backup your
    > local cache files or otherwise persist their state, if you wish, before it
    > is lost.
    >
    > We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    > ---
    > Phil Weber
    > DevX Newsgroup Admin




  8. #8
    Mark Burns Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1


    "Dave Haskell" <NOhaskellsSPAM@pacbell.net> wrote in message
    news:3a758df4@news.devx.com...
    > Phil,
    >
    > > > Come to think of it, would it be possible to just leave this
    > > > group as-is as an archive, and close it? Kind-of like what
    > > > happened with the VB6 newsgroup.

    > >
    > > Bill: I'll ask the editors what they think of this option, thanks.

    >
    > I would like to second Bills' suggestion. I do not want to have to
    > re-download everything. A new name, for a new group, with *all new*

    posts;
    > leave this one read-only.


    A modification: copy over to the new newsgroup only those currently-active
    discussion threads (what - 1-2 dozen now, maybe less?) so that when the
    changeover happens, those conversations aren't necessarily "cut off at the
    knees"...and if there were only these few messages to be downloaded it at
    least would not be so bad as if the entire message abse were copied and
    re-dl'd.




  9. #9
    Mike Mitchell Guest

    Re: This group to be renamed on February 1

    On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:59:53 +1100, "Bill McCarthy"
    <Bill_McC@iprimus.com.au> wrote:

    >Hey Phil,
    >
    >come to think of it, would it be possible to just leave this group as is as
    >an archive, and close it. Kind-of like what happened with the VB6 newsgroup.
    >It'd save having to re-download all the headers, and maybe then with the two
    >new dotnet newsgroups we can getof to a fresh start ??????????????
    >


    No, please don't do that. Continuity would be lost and people would
    have to start the same or very similar threads all over again. Plus,
    you'd have TWO ngs to search, not one. And downloading the headers
    only takes a few minutes anyway. You could time it to coincide with a
    visit to the bathroom or eating your dinner or walking the mutt.

    MM

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