Comp.lang.forth: banned on google groups?
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Wed Jul 29 15:42:31 CDT 2020
Right now it's (temporarily?) hidden, not deleted. Hopefully it will be
restored. (I used to be a member of the Google Groups project.) Banned
groups aren't deleted for some number of weeks in case the ban was a
There are also some backups at https://archive.org/download/usenet-comp.lang
On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM Dave via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> I was looking for an old post on comp.lang.forth, and was surprised to
> discover that the group doesn't appear to be hosted on google groups any
> more. Searching the group pulls up a "banned group" message, and selecting
> the "continue to the group" button shows 0 messages in the group. This
> appears to be due to spam showing up in the unmoderated group.
> Google bought Dejanews years ago, and, as I understand, was the defacto
> main usenet repository. Is is all really gone, or just temporarily
> hidden? How long ago did this happen? Is the full comp.lang.forth archive
> available anywhere?
> I wonder if it's time to set up some NNTP mirrors and gather as much
> historical usenet content as possible. Much of the overall content is
> garbage, but there's some priceless stuff in there, and even more that will
> become interesting in light of future developments.
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