This isn't really 'home repair', but I'm wondering. If I look at newer
posts, there is a 'Reply' hot link I can click on to reply to the post
and add to the thread. On older threads, there is no 'reply' hot link.
Is there a way to add to older threads?
When does the 'reply' link go away?
That must be a function of how you are reading the posts. With outlook
express, as long as you can see a post, you can reply to it. Looks and
feels like eMail. Might have to download headers a few times to get the
whole thread though, older threads often show up with only the last days
worth of posts if you don't.
How are you accessing this NG? Is there a newsgroup for that specific
He's probably using Google groups on the web. It has a reply link on
To the OP: get a regular newsreader and access the newsgroup that way.
Then you can reply to any message. A good newsreader is Forte's Free
Agent, available for download on the web. Free for individuals. Google
for it by name.
But, frankly, replying to very old messages is usually pointless, as
the poster has probably fixed the problem or lost interest and moved
I don't like using Google Groups for usenet but it is handy for finding
archived messages. You will find a newsreader to be much more
efficient and useful. Personally I like Xananews but there are many
good free newsreaders. You already have one on your machine with
Outlook Express if you use Windows.
If you prefer to use Google Groups there should be a hyperlink above
the message titled "options" or "show options". that may have what
you're looking for.
Thanks you two.
You are right, I am using Google Groups.
I'll look in to getting/using some of the newsreaders you are talking
I understand what you mean about the OP having fixing the problem or
lost interest and moved on.
Maybe I use these unconventionally, but if I have a problem I'm trying
to resolve, I like being able to search the groups since normally
someone else has already crossed this bridge. If I saw something that
I wanted to add my 2 cents on in case someone else comes along after
me, I wanted to be able to do that.
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