Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

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Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by smartbuck » Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:46 pm

is their any other general forums that replaced it

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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by arne_v » Tue Feb 20, 2024 7:34 pm

comp.os.vms is not toast. You just need a newsreader and a NNTP service.

Lot of people use Thunderbird and eternal-septamber.
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by imiller » Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:35 am

This is a good place but to access comp.os.vms in addtion to a newsreader, there is also the INFO-VAX email gateway to comp.os.vms and the corresponding NOTEs conference on eisner.encompasserve.org
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by joukj » Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:33 am

I do not think a newsreader is a good option at the moment. There the news group is dominated by perverts. Better to use info-vax, where those messages are blocked.
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by imiller » Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:43 am

in a couple of days google with turn off Google Groups access to the newsgroup which will stop a lot of spam
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by arne_v » Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:19 pm

Some NNTP server admins has implemented spam filters and kept there servers "reasonable" clean from spam.
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by cct » Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:44 pm

I don't think VSI would appreciate some of the content posted on c.o.v.
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by arne_v » Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:01 pm

cct wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:44 pm
I don't think VSI would appreciate some of the content posted on c.o.v.
True.

Computer stuff unrelated to VMS. Personal chit chat. Very negative view on VMS and VSI. Etc..
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Re: Is this the best forum to talk vms now that comp.os.vms is toast?

Post by mister.moderator » Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:59 am

In regards to comp.os.vms, we at VSI do not follow what they do there all that much. We certainly do not regulate or moderate anything there. We encourage anyone who has questions or issues or suggestions for or about VMS to use means of communication that we support, especially this forum, which has been inviting and helpful to new and old users alike to VMS.
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