Meta question: disappearing posts (was Re: calculating a self.value, self.randomnum = normalvariate(x, y))

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Jun 21 19:24:28 EDT 2009

Piet van Oostrum wrote:

> I notice that I see several postings on news:comp.lang.python that are
> replies to other postings that I don't see.

I see the same problem.

I suspect it's because of over-vigorous spam filtering from Usenet
providers. Some even block everything from anyone using Google Groups. It's
quite frustrating, to have perfectly valid Python-related posts go missing
while dozens of posts offering to sell well-known brands of shoes and
watches are delivered.


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