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From: Don Stone <>
Subject: Re: No Messages
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 10:41:48 -0400
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> If you want to reply, you have to join. At the bottom of every page it also
> says copyright Google 2002 ... making a mess of who legally owns the
> copyright. Since the same posts are in ROOTSWEB, both cannot hold copyright.
> Big drawbacks to GOOGLE are no spell checks, no easy saves of materials for
> your own records, difficulty in quoting from or replying to other posts, as
> you reply to the entire post and the text is repeated over and over and over
> again in entirety. Frankly, the entire system sucks.
> On the good side, all the flames and useless arguments have moved over there
> so they can have a world audience for their brilliant putdowns and illogical
> conclusions.
> In a message dated 7/19/02 9:00:56 PM, writes:
> << No, you don't have to join Google (which provides web-based access to
> newsgroups). Most ISPs provide direct access to newsgroups, allowing you
> to read the messages of any newsgroup by using a news reader (as described
> in my earlier message on this topic). >>

What I meant was you don't have to use Google to participate in the
newsgroup. Use a news reader instead. I suspect you would find it much
less frustrating.

-- Don Stone

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