This newsgroup (comp.lang.python) may soon be blocked by Google Groups
i find the mail experience to be really nice and fool proof (except when
some really bold spam makes it through)
On 1 Feb 2018 21:09, "superchromix" <markb77 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our own programming discussion newsgroup, located at comp.lang.idl-pvwave,
> started receiving spam messages several months ago.
> Two weeks ago, access to comp.lang.idl-pvwave was blocked by Google Groups.
> When trying to access comp.lang.idl-pvwave, a message is now displayed,
> stating that the group owner needs to remove the spam, and can then apply
> to Google in order to have access reinstated.
> However, old public Usenet groups like this have no owner. The
> comp.lang.idl-pvwave group is more than 20 years old. Hence, there is no
> way to unblock the group.
> This is a serious problem, since the entire collection of postings going
> back many years has been blocked, no just the spam. This resource is
> frequently used by IDL programmers.
> Seeing the spam postings in this newsgroup, I expect something similar may
> happen to comp.lang.python, soon.