Managing Google Groups headaches

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Mon Dec 2 14:03:52 CET 2013

On 2013-11-28, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
> In article <RCJlu.5$rx5.0 at fx05.am4>,
>  Alister <alister.ware at> wrote:
>> Perhaps the best option is for everybody to bombard Google
>> with bug reports (preferably typed with extra long lines &
>> double spaced as that is clearly what they are used to & we
>> would not want to upset them would we? )
> It's pretty clear Google doesn't care about Google Groups.  Or,
> at least, they don't care that it interacts badly with
> newsgroups, and in particular with bidirectional
> newsgroup/mailing-list gateways.
> The purpose of Google Groups is to generate traffic to their
> site, which it does just fine.  Making it behave better with
> newsgroups won't change that, so there's no incentive for them
> to do so.

The current situation does force a lot of technology-focused
people, progammers in particular, into a low opinion of Google.
The crappy usenet portal is poor marketing.

I wish they'd never bought dejanews.

Neil Cerutti

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