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D - how to use the news/forum

reply larry cowan <larry_member pathlink.com> writes:
Is there any way in here to delete or replace a bad post?  Do I need a better
news reader/writer?  It would save people having to read a post you know is bad
(or even worse reply to it).
Currently I post in IE, but occasionally read in Outlook or something else to
get the threads pre-assembled.  Is there something where you can pull down whole
threads at once rather than opening each one to get them?  Better yet, it should
(optionally) blow away all copied info (or just complete copies) from succeeding
mesages for reading through a thread easily.
Mar 23 2004
next sibling parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sigbj=F8rn_Lund_Olsen?= <sigbjorn lundolsen.net> writes:
larry cowan wrote:
 Is there any way in here to delete or replace a bad post?  Do I need a better
 news reader/writer?  It would save people having to read a post you know is bad
 (or even worse reply to it).
 Currently I post in IE, but occasionally read in Outlook or something else to
 get the threads pre-assembled.  Is there something where you can pull down
whole
 threads at once rather than opening each one to get them?  Better yet, it
should
 (optionally) blow away all copied info (or just complete copies) from
succeeding
 mesages for reading through a thread easily.

You can send a 'cancel' control message, which afaik both Outlook Express and Mozilla Messenger supports. However, it is, thank your local deity, totally up to the server administrator whether he will accept and/or propagate it. In general, I would be much more annoyed with posts suddenly vanishing than a superfluous one appearing every now and then, and for newsgroups where that's not the general mood, it's perfectly feasible to moderate it, in which case the posts will not show up untill the moderator has approved a post. In general, most news servers do not accept cancel messages (in my experience), since it is relatively easy to spoof a cancel message for someone else, though of course no usual 'user client' will support that. I do not know whether news.digitalmars.com does, I suppose Jan Knepper is the person to ask about that. Cheers, Sigbjørn Lund Olsen
Mar 23 2004
prev sibling parent "C. Sauls" <ibisbasenji yahoo.com> writes:
I use Mozilla Thunderbird for all my 'groups, and have cancelled a 
number of messages myself, so I know what you mean.  :)  All I do is 
right-click said message, and hit 'Cancel Message' at the bottom of the 
popup menu.  And yes, the D 'group supports cancelation.

-C. Sauls
-Invironz

larry cowan wrote:
 Is there any way in here to delete or replace a bad post?  Do I need a better
 news reader/writer?  It would save people having to read a post you know is bad
 (or even worse reply to it).
 Currently I post in IE, but occasionally read in Outlook or something else to
 get the threads pre-assembled.  Is there something where you can pull down
whole
 threads at once rather than opening each one to get them?  Better yet, it
should
 (optionally) blow away all copied info (or just complete copies) from
succeeding
 mesages for reading through a thread easily.

Mar 23 2004