Managing Google Groups headaches

rusi rustompmody at
Thu Nov 28 19:37:29 CET 2013

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:59:13 PM UTC+5:30, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 11/28/2013 10:23 AM, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> > Funny, I thought the sentiment of many here was, "let's just keep this 
> > as a newsgroup, why do we need the mailing list also?" but I'll admit to 
> > being confused about what people have been proposing for alternate 
> > topologies.
> That may well be the majority sentiment here.  I only state my opinion.
> Seems like 90% of the problems on this list come from the unchecked
> usenet side of things.  Such as trolls or spam.  For example a certain
> iron-skulled person who posted his whining rants and threats from half a
> dozen different addresses to the annoyance of all.  Despite many calls
> to banish him from the list for his blatant disregard for list
> etiquette, with usenet it's just not possible.  Although I'm sure some
> would argue that's a good thing to be unable to kick offenders off the list.

Do you realize that that person was not using GG?

IOW we are unfortunately conflating two completely unrelated things:
1. GG has some technical problems which are fairly easy to solve
2. All kinds of people hop onto the list. In addition to genuine ones there are 
   spammers, trolls, dicks, nuts, philosophers, help-vampires etc etc.

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