Are spams on comp.lang.python a major nuisance?

Grant Edwards grante at
Fri Sep 26 23:11:56 EDT 2008

On 2008-09-27, George Sakkis <george.sakkis at> wrote:
> On Sep 26, 9:30 pm, Grant Edwards <gra... at> wrote:
>> On 2008-09-26, nntpman68 <news1... at> wrote:
>> > Hm,
>> > I guess you just filter mailing lists and can do nothing about the
>> > newsgroup if I'm fetching via the nntp server of my ISP itself, right?
>> I read the group via NNTP, and I find that blocking all
>> articles posted from google.groups gets rid of all of the spam.
> ... along with a far from trivial (I guess) percentage of
> non-spam, such as this post.

Yup.  Some non-spam gets filtered out as well.  IMO, it's worth


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