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Old 11-24-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default What can I do with CompuServe?

For many years I used CompuServe for its forums via Tapcis. That has all changed. So I'm wondering, what else can I do with it. For example, should I download the CompuServe software, access it that way, and discover some useful things? Should I change from the Classic account to the regular account?
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hold it under until it stops bubbling?

Oh wait. It died years ago. If you touch it now, it may take months to get the smell out of your clothing.

I thought you could access it now via the web for free. If that's correct, you could try that to see if there's any there there.

   
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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There is no need to do anything with CompuServe. If you want to access the remaining useful forums — and there are several — just visit them with your browser. First time you will need to set up a member name and password, then the rest is easy.

I forget all the rules, but you can get a free ID from Netscape, I think; or use an AOL one if you have it. I am sure you will find out if you just trundle over there as a non-CIS member and try to sign up.

I still visit Cooks forum, there are some PC support forums, and others I do not remember.

But no need to give them even one red cent.

   
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I know about the web interface and the forum access. I'm trying to find out if there is anything else I can do that is useful, possibly via the software.
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I know about the web interface and the forum access. I'm trying to find out if there is anything else I can do that is useful, possibly via the software.
I have not heard of anything, but why don’t you go ask on the TapCIS Forum, where a lot of old and current CIS-ites congregate.

   
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I asked here first because Tapcis users have Classic accounts, and I wanted to hear from others. But I just posted there too.
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I asked here first because Tapcis users have Classic accounts, and I wanted to hear from others. But I just posted there too.
Quite a few of the Tapcis Forum regulars are only sentimental Tapcis (and CompuServe) users. You should get some helpful replies there.

   
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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Keep me (at least) posted on what you find out Andrew...

I'm still using WinCim--never got in to using TapCis--and I use it for mail only...haven't been to a cserve forum in ages...

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We like to think we still have some valuable forums, but Compuserve sure isn't what it used to be. This is the right place for DTP questions, of course. But if you should have trouble making your Windows printer cough up the paper, try one of the W (for Windows XP Pro or Windows Support) forums from http://webcenters.netscape.compuserv...er/default.jsp

Use your classic ID (with comma) to log in or create a new one in the AOL namespace.

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We like to think we still have some valuable forums…
So there is no misunderstanding, I continue to value the forums in CompuServe, along with the wonderful people who are always so willing to help. After I had to give up Tapcis, I set up Internet Explorer with special favorites system for the CompuServe forums I read most.

Anyway, because I refuse to give up my CompuServe membership and the email account that goes with it, I thought I might look into what is interesting besides the forums. And I am especially interested in what I might see with the CompuServe software, because I never gave it a try.

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