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

Ross Ridge rridge at
Wed Jun 24 09:33:48 EDT 2009

Ross Ridge  <rridge at> wrote:
>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 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.

In article <h1s5l1$79d$1 at>, Aahz <aahz at> wrote:
>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

Well, the message IDs that Piet van Oostrum gave are symptomatic of
the References header bug and and just like he described, my newsreader
also shows Dennis Lee Bieber always replying to posts that don't exist.
Other messages might be getting eaten by the gateway, but the missing
posts that Piet is complaining about almost certainly never existed.

				Ross Ridge

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