Aahz aahz at
Fri Jul 4 20:55:43 CEST 2003

In article <3F05C39D.3F65B89C at>,
Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
>Google Groups likely takes its feed directly of a Usenet site, and Usenet
>in general suffers from large propagation delay.  It is that delay, caused
>by messages filtering slowly across the Usenet network, which leads to the
>"5 answers" problem, not Google Groups itself.

Actually, Google uses at least two or three feeds (including, which has a super-competent news admin), and Usenet
propagation is actually little short of e-mail speeds these days,
depending on where you're located.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

Usenet is not a democracy.  It is a weird cross between an anarchy and a

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