Managing Google Groups headaches

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Mon Dec 2 15:04:33 CET 2013

On 2013-12-02, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
> In article <mailman.3461.1385989809.18130.python-list at>,
>  Neil Cerutti <neilc at> wrote:
>> 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.
> If you think, "The set of people who are still trying to use
> usenet groups for anything serious" is a lot of people, you
> don't understand the scale on which Google operates.

It's probably hard to even visualize.

Neil Cerutti

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