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davidh
April 13th, 2006, 09:50 AM
forums.compuserve.com

community.compuserve.com

I think these URL's also worked in the past.

What may be different is that they now seem work with the free AOL (e.g. AIM) screen names. Used to be that you had to go into the forums via "non-member" web addresses if you did not have a paid-for member ID or did not want to use a paid-for member ID.

I think they also finally fixed the forum center so that both ordinary links and RSS (XML) links to the forums are easily available on the forum center page.

David H.

ndebord
April 13th, 2006, 11:52 AM
forums.compuserve.com

community.compuserve.com

I think these URL's also worked in the past.

What may be different is that they now seem work with the free AOL (e.g. AIM) screen names. Used to be that you had to go into the forums via "non-member" web addresses if you did not have a paid-for member ID or did not want to use a paid-for member ID.

I think they also finally fixed the forum center so that both ordinary links and RSS (XML) links to the forums are easily available on the forum center page.

David H.


David,

I had moved some time ago to Netscape links, so I could log in properly with user id and password (not paid member, just AOL Screename stuff). Example:

http://community.netscape.com

Does this mean I can go back to the old URLs?

davidh
April 13th, 2006, 01:09 PM
David,

I had moved some time ago to Netscape links, so I could log in properly with user id and password (not paid member, just AOL Screename stuff). Example:

http://community.netscape.com

Does this mean I can go back to the old URLs?

I did not test this very rigorously, but I suspect that your old URL's would now work ok. It's worth a try. I think the compuserve forum center might (or might not) be better, because I doubt that the netscape center would have links to specifically compuserve forums which might still have one or two sections of general interest.

David H.

Judy G. Russell
April 13th, 2006, 01:42 PM
David, I may be misremembering (it's such a nice feeling NOT to know... or care... about Compuserve any more), but I think they dropped the separate routes to the forums a fair time ago.

davidh
April 13th, 2006, 02:04 PM
David, I may be misremembering (it's such a nice feeling NOT to know... or care... about Compuserve any more), but I think they dropped the separate routes to the forums a fair time ago.
http://community.netscape.com

takes your browser to

http://channels.netscape.com/forum_center/

and

http://community.compuserve.com

takes your browser to

http://member.compuserve.com/forum_center/

the latter has the classic and CS2000 forums, the former does not.

Both Netscape and Compuserve sides have RSS (XML) links too.

Judy G. Russell
April 13th, 2006, 03:10 PM
Yeah, I think when they did the Netscape-CS Forums merger, that was the way they did it. From that point forward, the only difference on the web side between being / not being a CS member was the two support forums.

davidh
April 14th, 2006, 07:21 AM
David,

I had moved some time ago to Netscape links, so I could log in properly with user id and password (not paid member, just AOL Screename stuff). Example:

http://community.netscape.com

Does this mean I can go back to the old URLs?

FYI

Here's a case where the old URL's still don't work:

Going from

http://member.compuserve.com/forum_center/

to "news" (includes AP, Reuters, CNN, etc.) still does NOT work with non-paid screen names. Instead I go to www.compuserve.com or www.netscape.com to be able to click on "news" or featured news items successfully.

David H.