off topic: just need help


J

John Dorough

I'm new to newsgroups. I have tried to find a newsgroup about the contact
management program "Act! 6.0". I can find no reference anywhere. I also
looked for any group containing the word "Canon", expecting to be inundated.
Nothing. When I put in Quickbooks, this group came up.

What am I doing wrong? Surely there are newsgroups discussing ACT! as well
as many discussing Canon products from cameras to copiers. Right?

Thanks to anyone willing to give a novice a bit of a leg up on finding
newsgroups.

Best regards,

John
 
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Golden California Girls

John said:
I'm new to newsgroups. I have tried to find a newsgroup about the contact
management program "Act! 6.0". I can find no reference anywhere. I also
looked for any group containing the word "Canon", expecting to be inundated.
Nothing. When I put in Quickbooks, this group came up.

What am I doing wrong? Surely there are newsgroups discussing ACT! as well
as many discussing Canon products from cameras to copiers. Right?
Doubt there are any groups specific enough to cover just canon products. You
might find a group on office products, copiers, faxes etc. As for canon
camera's I know there is not a group. There are a lot of photography groups
under rec.photo.*

I'm sure there is an Act group. I don't use it so I don't have a clue, but
look in the alt.comp.* groups and you should find it, just as you found this
group in alt.comp.* You might also find it in the comp.databases.* groups.

Sometimes the find command is useless and you have to read down the page of all
groups with your human eye to spot the synonyms.
 
D

Duncan Clark

Historians believe that in newspost <[email protected]> on
Sun said:
What am I doing wrong? Surely there are newsgroups discussing ACT! as well
as many discussing Canon products from cameras to copiers. Right?

Thanks to anyone willing to give a novice a bit of a leg up on finding
newsgroups.
Firstly there may not be such newsgroups and secondly it depends upon
your internet provider's news servers carrying such groups. There are
probably over 100,000 newsgroups but in my experience most ISP servers
only carry 40-50,000.

For Canon you will not find much, however there are general groups for
any faxes and cameras.

Don't forget also to check out yahoogroups. You may also find via google
or whatever that there are forums specific for ACT! rather than a
newsgroup.

Duncan
--
I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing noise they make as
they go flying by.

Duncan Clark
GeneSys Ltd.
 
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!-!

In addition to newsgroups, consider looking for website "discussion
forums". These are more graphical, with an easier interface (if well
designed), and more beginner-friendly (if well monitored and
moderated). Many newer computer users rely on such forums instead of
newsgroups. For example, I was also unable to locate a "Canon"
newsgroup but I know a very active forum for Canon cameras at
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1010

Try a Google Advanced web search for forums for both topics.
 
A

Arno Martens

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 09:25:46 +0100, Duncan Clark
Historians believe that in newspost <[email protected]> on


Firstly there may not be such newsgroups and secondly it depends upon
your internet provider's news servers carrying such groups. There are
probably over 100,000 newsgroups but in my experience most ISP servers
only carry 40-50,000.

For Canon you will not find much, however there are general groups for
any faxes and cameras.
A brief search at Google groups brought
http://groups.google.ca/group/ACTforums?lnk=gschg&hl=en

Seems as if that message there was made for the OP.
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Printing to Canon Image Runner
snurd - Oct 6, 9:31 am
Act! is installed on a number of computers for one of our divisions.
There is a problem with them printing to the Network printer, a Canon IR
3220 Color printer, in which it locks the workstation (XP) attempting to
print to it. The Canon has the latest drivers. I have seen the fix about
setting up a laserjet II driver, but this doesn't
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Arno
 
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Good find, Arno.
Note to OP: Google, MSN, and Yahoo and similar "groups" are not
"Newsgroups". At one time MSN referred to theirs as "Communities",
though they are now "groups" - I guess because it's easier to spell
and faster to type. It's been a long time since I looked at AOL but I
presume theirs are still "forums". Most lesser hosts refer to them as
forums, discussions, message boards, or similar terms.


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