[Python-Dev] Archive flooding

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Aug 28 13:22:23 EDT 2003

Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 16:59, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> In the past 24 hours, gmane.comp.python.devel was flooded with about
>> 20000 py-dev posts from the last 3 years.  (Is this the whole
>> archive?)   Fortunately, they had the original posting dates so
>> current stuff could be sorted out and the rest 'catchup'ed away.
>> Just curious -- did these come from or go to the mailing list (and
>> people mailboxes) also?  (If the latter, a plus for the news gateway.)
>> Is this an effect of the current virus storm or just a strange
>> coincidence?
> Over in list-owners there was a request to Gmane-ify all our public
> lists that weren't currently archived over there.  There was general
> consensus that this was a good thing, so I guess the process has
> started.  I'm sure these came from the lists' .mbox archive files.

Further to this,


might be interesting reading.


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