Managing Google Groups headaches

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Nov 29 17:17:45 CET 2013


On 2013-11-29, Arif Khokar <akhokar1234 at wvu.edu> wrote:
> On 11/28/2013 1:50 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> On 11/28/2013 11:37 AM, rusi wrote:
>
>>> 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.
>>
>> What they have in common is usenet.  Ditching usenet would solve both
>> problems.
>
> The problem could also be solved through client side filtering (i. e., 
> killfiles).  I usually killfile posters who crosspost to unrelated 
> groups (which filters 99% of the spam that comes through).  I'm sure 
> that the usenet/email gateway could be configured to filter such posts 
> on the server side so those who read this list via email won't have 
> those problems.
>
> The problem with just using email is that it's a bit more difficult to 
> browse archived posts to this group.  After I subscribed to this group 
> (comp.lang.python) using my news client, I could immediately browse 
> posts made as far back as April.

You're assuming that Usenet === NNTP.  You can point your news client
at gmane.org's NNTP server and get all the benefits of "news" for
regular mailing lists.

-- 
Grant



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