Most discussion on comp.lang.python is about developing with Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Nov 14 01:53:45 CET 2013

On 11/13/2013 6:27 PM, Rhodri James wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:53:46 -0000, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
>> On 11/13/2013 3:35 PM, bob gailer wrote:
>>> Is there a moderator for this list?
>> Posts from new addresses go to moderators for spam deletion. There are
>> a couple a day that are discarded. Posts with 'suspicious headers'
>> also get checked. Non-suspicious posts from known people (perhaps 90%)
>> do not get checked. We have not yet gotten into 'censorship' of
>> trolling and flaming. I would prefer not being forced into considering
>> it.
> This is true of python-list.  comp.lang.python the Usenet newsgroup is
> not moderated.  God alone knows what Googlegroups thinks it's doing.

On 11/13/2013 6:50 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:> On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 1
 > Terry, perhaps you are referring to the python at mailing list.

Yes, I took 'list' to mean 'mailing list', not 'newsgroup'.

 > But this is also a newsgroup,

Two newsgroups, comp.lang.python and gmane.comp.python.general, and 
(indirectly, I believe) a googlegroup.

 > and I believe that there is no moderator on that.

No, not on any of them. However, as near as I can tell, gmane sends 
posts to python-list first and only displays and archives posts that go 
out to the list (and back to gmane, if they originate there, like this 
one). Gmane also has a spam filter and after-the-fact spam reporting. 
People on c.l.p and py g.g. benefit from filtering of spam originally 
sent to the list or gmane. About half of it originates from gmail 
acounts but I do not know (and have not checked) whether gmail posts 
come directly or via gg.

Terry Jan Reedy

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