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This newsgroup (comp.lang.python) may soon be blocked by Google Groups

On 01Feb2018 15:48, jladasky at itu.edu <jladasky at itu.edu> wrote:
>On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:07:15 AM UTC-8, alister wrote:
>> simple solution stop using google groups & use either the mailing list or
>> a news server with an NNTP client
>Sigh.  I've been on Usenet since 1986.  Is this how it ends?  I will move if I must.

Might just mean you need to move from letting Google deliver it to you. The 
beauty of usenet is that taking down one provider doesn't break stuff.

  The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
  - John Gilmore

>Let me ask those of you who are not using Google Groups: how do you search?  
>In my experience, searching through mailing list archives has been poor.

Well, I cheat. When I join a mailing list I download its archives into my local 
mail store. The I can use whatever I like (currently notmuch) to index and 
search. Locally, even when offline.

I appreciate that this doesn't work form random ad hoc mailing lists I don't 
use, and also that some mailing lists don't present downloadable archives 
(uncivilised IMO).

Otherwise, there is DuckDuckGo and The Google.

Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au> (formerly cs at zip.com.au)