Meta question: disappearing posts

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Sun Jun 21 15:03:54 EDT 2009

>>>>> Chris Rebert <clp2 at> (CR) wrote:

>CR> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Piet van Oostrum<piet at> wrote:
>>> I notice that I see several postings on news:comp.lang.python that are
>>> replies to other postings that I don't see. Examples are the postings by
>>> Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> that I am replying to (but I

>CR> As addressed in an earlier thread, Mr. Bieber chooses to set a Usenet
>CR> header (X-Noarchive) in his postings that suppresses their permanent
>CR> archiving (and often the archiving of replies to his posts).

>CR> I would direct you to the thread, but it looks like it wasn't archived. :P

Actually, I do see Mr. Bieber's posts, but not the ones he replies to.
And I am not talking about the archives but about the regular NNTP
server, although the retention period somewhere along the path could be
so low that posts disappear before they reach us. Anyway, as I saw gmane
mentioned in the replies I wondered if that would have something to do
with the problem.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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