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Thread: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

  1. #1
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    John Kuthe...

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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 28, 8:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!


    And you felt the need to share because it's "all about you."
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    --Bryan

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:36:18 -0800 (PST), Bryan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Feb 28, 8:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    >And you felt the need to share because it's "all about you."

    ....

    It's all about GoogleGroups! :-(

    John Kuthe...

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 28, 6:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    I don't seem to have problems with Google, at least if I do it's very
    rare and of short duration.

    I like google groups. Use them a lot.

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 28, 6:43*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:36:18 -0800 (PST), Bryan
    >
    > <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Feb 28, 8:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    > >And you felt the need to share because it's "all about you."

    >
    > ...
    >
    > It's all about GoogleGroups! :-(
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    oh....and BTW the new Google Groups are pretty cool. You can post
    pictures directly into it.

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46:37 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    ....
    >
    >oh....and BTW the new Google Groups are pretty cool. You can post
    >pictures directly into it.


    They appear to have destroyed any thread views of the group. Maybe I
    just don't know how to set it up to show a thread view, I dunno. I
    poked around a little and fojnd nothing effectual.

    John Kuthe...

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Feb 28, 8:22 pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    > And you felt the need to share because it's "all about you."


    Unbelievable.

    <plonk>



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    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    ><plonk>


    To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    when you first started feeding it.



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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    George M. Middius <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >> <plonk>

    >
    > To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    > when you first started feeding it.


    You would know since you just got here. Right?



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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:18:42 PM UTC-10, John Kuthe wrote:
    > On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46:37 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > ...
    > >
    > >oh....and BTW the new Google Groups are pretty cool. You can post
    > >pictures directly into it.

    >
    > They appear to have destroyed any thread views of the group. Maybe I
    > just don't know how to set it up to show a thread view, I dunno. I
    > poked around a little and fojnd nothing effectual.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    Google is integrating GG with it's Google+ social network but these changesare not for the benefit of people that use NNTP newsreaders. The mobile version typically will not quote the post you're replying to. You can have the posts sorted according to threads but the view is somewhat confusing. Youcan also sort the treads according to dates.

    If you post on GG you can add stuff like your picture, profile, links, and God knows what else. Google's aim is to change how we see and use Usenet.

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 28, 6:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    You still don't have to use the new interface if you don't want to.

    Would you like me to google that for you?

  12. #12
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    >>> <plonk>

    >>
    >> To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    >> when you first started feeding it.

    >
    >You would know since you just got here. Right?
    >


    Yep.


  13. #13
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46:37 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Feb 28, 6:43*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:36:18 -0800 (PST), Bryan
    >>
    >> <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >On Feb 28, 8:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >> Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >>
    >> >And you felt the need to share because it's "all about you."

    >>
    >> ...
    >>
    >> It's all about GoogleGroups! :-(
    >>
    >> John Kuthe...

    >
    >oh....and BTW the new Google Groups are pretty cool. You can post
    >pictures directly into it.


    Like the rest of us have been doing for years?

    Lou

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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 29, 12:59*am, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 28, 6:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > You still don't have to use the new interface if you don't want to.
    >
    > Would you like me to google that for you?


    Uh, yes, Google is forcing the change. I have a message at the top of
    the GG page: "The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch
    to the new Google Groups."

    Does that sound like a choice?

    N.

  15. #15
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 29, 7:57*am, Nancy2 <ellorysg...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 29, 12:59*am, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Feb 28, 6:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    > > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > > You still don't have to use the new interface if you don't want to.

    >
    > > Would you like me to google that for you?

    >
    > Uh, yes, Google is forcing the change. *I have a message at the top of
    > the GG page: *"The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch
    > to the new Google Groups."
    >
    > Does that sound like a choice?
    >


    No. But consider that google groups says that certain tasks will
    continue to need the old interface;

    http://support.google.com/groups/bin...answer=1053159

    And consider that google groups still says you can change back to the
    old interface;

    http://support.google.com/groups/bin...vms95&cbrank=1

    Which is validated by this post to rec.games.pinball:

    "Okay, I found a way out, if you click on the unobvious red "Groups"
    link button to the left of New Topic, then click the blue "Switch to
    the New Groups" button on the right, you get a "Click Here to switch
    back" option on the next page.

    "And, how about that, the "Tell us why you're leaving" button now
    works, so let 'em have it!"

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.g...c?dmode=source

  16. #16
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:42:33 -0600, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > George M. Middius <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >>
    >>> <plonk>

    >>
    >> To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    >> when you first started feeding it.

    >
    > You would know since you just got here. Right?


    Who was George Middius in his previous incarnation? Is this another
    Alfie?

    Oh, duh. Of course it is.

    -sw

  17. #17
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    Sqwertz wrote:

    >>>> <plonk>
    >>>
    >>> To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    >>> when you first started feeding it.

    >>
    >> You would know since you just got here. Right?

    >
    >Who was George Middius in his previous incarnation? Is this another
    >Alfie?
    >
    >Oh, duh. Of course it is.


    Not. I am me, and Alfie, AFAIK, was a movie character played by M.
    Caine.

    I'm sure if you compare Alfie's posts with mine you'll find many more
    dissimilarities than parallels. And it won't be a close count.


  18. #18
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 28, 10:05*pm, dsi1 <dsi...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:18:42 PM UTC-10, John Kuthe wrote:
    > > On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46:37 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    > > <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > ...

    >
    > > >oh....and BTW the new Google Groups are pretty cool. * You can post
    > > >pictures directly into it.

    >
    > > They appear to have destroyed any thread views of the group. Maybe I
    > > just don't know how to set it up to show a thread view, I dunno. I
    > > poked around a little and fojnd nothing effectual.

    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > Google is integrating GG with it's Google+ social network but these changes are not for the benefit of people that use NNTP newsreaders. The mobile version typically will not quote the post you're replying to. You can have the posts sorted according to threads but the view is somewhat confusing. You can also sort the treads according to dates.
    >
    > If you post on GG you can add stuff like your picture, profile, links, and God knows what else. Google's aim is to change how we see and use Usenet.


    When you think about it, text only is pretty 20th century.

    --Bryan

  19. #19
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: OT: GoogleGroups just became unusable!! UGH!!!!

    On Feb 29, 10:19*am, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 29, 7:57*am, Nancy2 <ellorysg...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Feb 29, 12:59*am, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Feb 28, 6:22*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > Guess it's Free Agent for me from now on!

    >
    > > > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > > > You still don't have to use the new interface if you don't want to.

    >
    > > > Would you like me to google that for you?

    >
    > > Uh, yes, Google is forcing the change. *I have a message at the top of
    > > the GG page: *"The old Google Groups will be going away soon. Switch
    > > to the new Google Groups."

    >
    > > Does that sound like a choice?

    >
    > No. But consider that google groups says that certain tasks will
    > continue to need the old interface;
    >
    > http://support.google.com/groups/bin...answer=1053159
    >
    > And consider that google groups still says you can change back to the
    > old interface;
    >
    > http://support.google.com/groups/bin...swer=1047901&c....
    >
    > Which is validated by this post to rec.games.pinball:
    >
    > "Okay, I found a way out, if you click on the unobvious red "Groups"
    > link button to the left of New Topic, then click the blue "Switch to
    > the New Groups" button on the right, you get a "Click Here to switch
    > back" option on the next page.
    >
    > "And, how about that, the "Tell us why you're leaving" button now
    > works, so let 'em have it!"
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/rec.g...18b370474addec...


    What does this mean, then? It looks like you can only post and reply
    in the new GG.

    **********************

    Google Groups (existing UI) versus Google Groups (new UI)
    The new Google Groups is focused on the discussions portion of Google
    Groups. This article outlines common tasks that you can and cannot
    perform with Google Groups(new UI). Simply, most group ownership tasks
    must be done in the original Google Groups interface.

    Things you can do in Google Groups (new UI):

    Create a new topic (discussion or announcement)
    Create a post
    Reply to a post
    Join a group
    View and change your personal group settings
    Find a group
    Return to the original Google Groups interface to perform these
    actions:

    Create a group
    Add members to a group
    View a list of group members
    Assign group managers
    Transfer ownership of a group
    Change member settings

    N.

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT:

    On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:47:02 -0500, George M. Middius wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >>>>> <plonk>
    >>>>
    >>>> To paraphrase that sneaky old scorpion, you knew what the troll was
    >>>> when you first started feeding it.
    >>>
    >>> You would know since you just got here. Right?

    >>
    >>Who was George Middius in his previous incarnation? Is this another
    >>Alfie?
    >>
    >>Oh, duh. Of course it is.

    >
    > Not. I am me, and Alfie, AFAIK, was a movie character played by M.
    > Caine.
    >
    > I'm sure if you compare Alfie's posts with mine you'll find many more
    > dissimilarities than parallels. And it won't be a close count.


    No, alfie posted from Google and asked how to set up his newsreader,
    then started posting as James Post and somebody else before that. Then
    after several more incarnations of learning how to post to usenet
    without pissing everybody off, you have reappeared now as GM.

    You're still not fooling anybody, Alfie. Not even yourself.

    -sw

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