Sudden doubling of nearly all messages

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Jul 22 02:13:20 CEST 2012

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 06:48:29 -0400, Dave Angel wrote:

> Has anybody else noticed the sudden double-posting of nearly all
> messages in the python mailing list?

No I have not.

It sounds like a problem with your Usenet provider. Remember that this 
news group is a mirror of the mailing list python-list at so you 
can check the mail archives to see if the problem is there. It is also 
mirrored by gmane (I *think* it is gmane.comp.python.general).

> Previously, I've seen some messages double posted, and it was nearly
> always a newbie, presumably posting via some low-end gateway.

Some people also annoyingly send to both the newsgroup *and* the mailing 
list, not realising -- or not caring -- that they are the same thing.


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