With OE open to IE General newsgroup: View | Current view | Show all
messages (you may have 'Hide read messages' selected).
CTRL+H will display only "your" threads (as will View | Current view | Show
replies to my messages).
I'd pointed you to WinXP General newsgroup  for help with Windows
(vs Internet Explorer):
More tips on using OE Newsreader:
Tools | Options | Read | Get XXX headers at a time
The default is 300. You may set this option as high as 1,000. Right-click
on the newsgroup in Folders pane | Synchronization Settings | select New
Messages Only. Now every time you open the newsgroup (or hit F5), you will
download the next-newest set of headers/messages.
When you feel you've downloaded enough headers/messages, again right-click
on the newsgroup in Folders pane and select Catch Up Now. This will Mark as
Read all messages on the server, including ones you've not yet downloaded.
Now return to "Get XXX headers at a time" and uncheck the option completely;
then compact the folder.
From now on, OE will only download headers/messages posted to the server
since you last checked (polled) for messages.
You should probably visit this page, too:
(lotsa good stuff
Need more help? Post in the OE-specific newsgroup:
 You began a new thread in WinXP General about your LaCie external drive
on 21 Oct-09:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I asked a question about Windows Explorer and after a person had replied
> topic disappeared
> It suddenly appeared again when a reply from PA Bear appeared giving me
> correct news group
> When I applied the news group identity everything disappeared again
> At present the topic is not shown at all
> How has this happened?