Meta question: disappearing posts (was Re: calculating a self.value, self.randomnum = normalvariate(x, y))
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Jun 24 05:13:37 CEST 2009
In article <h1o1dk$hmc$1 at rumours.uwaterloo.ca>,
Ross Ridge <rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>>Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl> wrote:
>>>>I notice that I see several postings on news:comp.lang.python that are
>>>replies to other postings that I don't see.
>>As stated previously, my suspicion is that at least some is caused by a
>>problem with MIME messages and the mail->news gateway on python.org.
>I'm not sure what MIME would have to do with it, but Piet van Oostrum's
>problem is almost certainly as result of the python.org mail to news
>gateway mangling the References header. The missing postings he's looking
>for don't actually exist. Just go up the thread one more posting and
>you'll find the message that was being replied to.
While that's also a bug in Mailman (I have a long-standing to-do item to
fix that), there are also plenty of posts that simply aren't showing up
in c.l.py. As I said, I'm pretty sure (based on what was happening with
c.l.py.announce) that it's some kind of weird problem with the mail->news
gateway with MIME posts.
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