It’s Alive!!

news.mozilla.org has now been switched over to Giganews.
Just a quick reminder: The article sequence numbers won’t match between the old news server at AOL and the Giganews server. This means that you will have a wrong count of which messages are read. (Most likely, all messages will be marked as read, as well as many new ones after that.) It would be best to re-subscribe to your current netscape.public.mozilla.* newsgroups.

Luckily, newsgroups that don’t have a counterpart on the netscape.public.mozilla* hierarchy didn’t have to wait. This means the user support newsgroups are up and running. For the first time ever, there are user support forums on a server actually called “mozilla.org“. -)

For more info, read the News Migration FAQ or my Unofficial New Mozilla News Server Information Centre.

3 Replies to “It’s Alive!!”

  1. Hiya, Chris. Your unofficial faq says html posts will be allowed by the server. The mozilla.org ettiquette page has a few discouraging words about using html, though, and I’m hoping to convince you to add a little note to that effect in your faq.

    Also, do you know if there are any plans eventually to rmgroup the netscape.public* groups currently on a lot of Usenet servers? ISTM as long as a lot of servers still carry them, users will be confused about their support group options.

    Heh, I see your capcha “word verification” thingy is right making me type a six-letter string which is one I actually use as a password sometimes. Kinda freaking me out. 😉

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