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Grant Edwards invalid at invalid
Thu Apr 9 20:28:38 CEST 2009

On 2009-04-09, Avi <avinashrude at> wrote:

> I love this group and all the awesome and python savvy people
> who post here. However I also see some dumb posts like 'shoes'
> or something related to sex :(

And occasionally both. ;)

> What can we do about crap like this?

I don't know about "we", but you have a few options:

  1. Use an NNTP server with more sophisticated spam filtering.

  2. Filter out everything posted from google groups.

  3. Read the group via the mailing list (which has much better
     filtering). The mailing list is gatewayed by if
     you prefer web or NNTP access instead of seeing stuff in
     your inbox.  

I rely mostly on option 2.  You loose some non-spam posts, but
anybody posting from Google Groups ought not be surprised to be
lost among the spam.
> Can we clean it up?

Not really, no.  Google could, but they refuse.

> Or atleast flag some for removal.

Not many NNTP servers honor cancels these days.

> Moderators?

There are none: c.l.p is unmoderated.

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! Gibble, Gobble, we
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