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We hope that you find the time you spend in Microsoft's community Web sites
to be useful and fun. To ensure that everyone has the best possible
experience, we've established a few guidelines. Please take a moment to read
them, and thank you for participating in a Microsoft community.

About E-mail Addresses and Privacy

Reducing Spam Associated with Posting to Online Communities: Due to a recent
increase in "spam" (unsolicited junk mail, including advertisements and
sometimes malicious mail containing viruses) sent to posters in newsgroups,
Microsoft advises that newsgroup and community participants* should consider
avoiding posting to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums using their
real email address. Microsoft is also committed to continuing to address the
issue of spam from a technological perspective.

To help avoid receiving unwanted messages (spam) in your regular e-mail
account, you may not want to include your regular e-mail address when you
post a question or reply to a post in a discussion group or other public
forum. Instead you may want to do one of the following:

. Use a modified e-mail address: Use a different version of your
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automatically pick up. For example, if your actual e-mail address is
"(e-mail address removed)", consider using a modified e-mail
address such as: "(e-mail address removed)",
"", or
"(e-mail address removed)_SPAM". In this case, the spam tools
will send mail to an invalid e-mail address, and others will know to exclude
the extra terms when they send you e-mail. When you post a question or reply
to a discussion group, just enter your modified e-mail address in the
appropriate box.

. Use a secondary e-mail account: Set up or use an e-mail account that
is separate from your primary account for posting to discussion groups. When
you post a question or reply to a discussion group, use your secondary
account as your e-mail address.

*MSDN subscribers (excluding Library), TechNet Plus subscribers and Software
Assurance customers should use a unique no-spam newsgroup alias for each
program. Users should use their program-specific unique no-spam newsgroup
alias within the specific newsgroups for the designated program. You should
also follow your respective program guidelines to assure that your posts are
recognized. For more specific information, visit the following:


. TechNet Plus

. Software Assurance

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Expectations of Service

Microsoft's Role: Microsoft does not offer formal support for the
communities you'll find here. Instead, our role is to provide a platform for
people who want to take advantage of the global community of Microsoft
customers and product experts. Microsoft may monitor content to ensure the
accuracy of the information you'll find, but any information provided by
Microsoft staff is offered "AS IS" with no warranties, and no rights are
conferred. You assume all risk for your use.

Microsoft MVPs: Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) are the most
active experts in technical communities recognized by Microsoft for their
past quality participation, demonstrated practical expertise and passion for
technology. While Microsoft MVPs come from a wide range of backgrounds and
professions, all share a willingness to give their time, expertise, and
advice to enhance the technical skills of others. For more information on
the MVP program and how you can become an MVP, see

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Rules of Conduct

Appropriate Language: The purpose of our communities is to exchange
technical information and expertise about Microsoft products. Please avoid
personal attacks, slurs, and profanity in your interactions.

Relevance to Topics: Please make sure that your postings in newsgroups and
chats are relevant to the subject at hand. It is normal for some topics to
drift from the stated subject. However, to ensure maximum benefit for
everyone, we encourage you to keep your postings as close to the subject as

Advertising/Solicitation: These communities were created as a forum for
providing peer-to-peer assistance related to using Microsoft products and
services. We ask that you refrain from posting unsolicited advertisements
that do not pertain directly to the intended use and purpose of the
newsgroup or chat.

Confidentiality: Please keep in mind that our communities are public spaces,
so don't post anything that you don't want the world to see. Credit card
numbers, product keys, and other confidential information, including
anything covered under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), should not be
posted to a newsgroup, chat, or other community.

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Chat Code of Conduct

As part of Microsoft's commitment to make Microsoft community Chat a great
place to meet and interact with others around the world, you agree to abide
by our code of conduct. Your commitment to these guidelines in all of your
Microsoft community chats ensures a positive experience for all

All activity on Microsoft Communities is also governed by the Microsoft.COM
Terms Of Use.

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Chat Rules

. Please treat all other online participants with respect and do not
use Microsoft Community Chats to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse other

. Impersonating a Microsoft employee, agent, manager, host, or another
user is forbidden.

. Do not use Microsoft Community Chats services to spam others. Spam
includes sending identical and irrelevant or unsolicited submissions to many
different users, and includes misrepresenting the source of anything you
post. Spamming and scrolling in chat rooms are serious violations of online

. Microsoft does not allow behavior or content related to illegal
activities. You may not use Microsoft Community Chats to publish, post,
distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other
unlawful material or discussion. This includes, but is not limited to, child
pornography, bestiality, incest, illegal drugs, software piracy, and

. You may not use Microsoft Community Chats for the purpose of linking
to external sites that violate this code of conduct.

. Do not post or promote any materials that could harm or disrupt
another user's computer or would allow others to inappropriately access
software or web sites.

. In addition to upholding this code of conduct, you are responsible
for adhering to all local and national laws that pertain to your location.

. You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or
information you receive online. Use your own judgment when evaluating
information provided through any communication service, and remember that
the information provided could be from people at any age and experience
level. The decision to conduct transactions is your own and you should
perform your own research prior to making any decisions.

. You are responsible and liable for all your activities while
participating in the Microsoft Community Chats. Remember, you are
responsible for anything you say or post.

. Microsoft reserves the right to ban any participant from the chat
rooms for violating any of the rules above.

. Microsoft also reserves the right to amend or change the Code of
Conduct at any time without notice. You agree to periodically review this
document to ensure you are doing your part.

. We caution you against giving out any personally identifiable
information (such as social security number, credit card number, name,
address, telephone number, driver's license number, password, etc.) online.
This information can easily be used for illegal or harmful purposes.

. You are responsible for protecting your computer against
interference or viruses that may be encountered on the Internet and
Microsoft Community Chats.

Thanks for following this code of conduct and Microsoft Community Chats! We
reserve the right to amend or change the code of conduct at any time and
encourage you to periodically review these guidelines to ensure you are in


News wrote the following in at
Sun 12 Oct 2008 12:45:15p



This is usenet not MS.

David H. Lipman

From: "Ghostintheshell" <[email protected]>

| News wrote the following in at
| Sun 12 Oct 2008 12:45:15p

| <SNIP>

| Again?

| This is usenet not MS.

Yes and no.

Yes if you post directly to the web CDO interface or via news://

No if you post to a server replicated on Usenet such as a the Microsoft.* hierarchy via a

Paul MontGumDropped

the said:
I find you far more insulting. You want people to stop saying Vista is

You Broom Hilda, do you really think it's about that you Broom Hilda?
It's about your Broom Hilda behavior as you ride in on your broom day in
day out, night in and night out, tossing witch's spit.

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