I see what you mean and I agree. I guess he thinks by archiving it
into a news folder, he can organize it better for later reading??? For
me, I'd rather have it as a text or pdf file in a properly named
folder. Oh well....
Agent saves everything you read until you purge it.
I have my purge option set not to keep things very long but you could
keep them forever.
If you pull up that old post, you can reply to it, even if the thread
on the server is long gone.
As you (and I and others) said, he must have it if he can repost it. If he
had it from a newgroup it most likely has the extension ".nws". If so, all
he need do is drag it into the folder in his news reader where he wants it.
If it doesn't have ".nws" as the extension - or if that is not what his news
reader uses - all he has to do is rename it with the appropriate extension
and *then* drag it. After all, it is just a text file.
I could be wrong about this being good advice or overkill but with all
the dings the Borg gets, here's a little balance on the other side.
I was just gandering at Lowe's last night at what they had available in
stock countertop. Verne comes by and asks if I need any help. Just some
general yak. Then he says don't buy it now. I'm like huh? He says come
back another day and get it. I'm thinking WTF?
So I says I'm just sizing right now but why do you say that? He says
because it's raining out now and has been on and off all day. The air is
saturated. Moisture is even condensing on things that are covered. Why
chance it if you don't have to.
I'm no kitchen/countertop wiz but it seemed to be good advice...and from
a Lowe's person! Little more chat afterwards. Turns out Verne worked in a
cabinet shop prior to retiring. From his comment about delaying any
purchase, I'd guess his job was not gofer or cleanup.
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