Comp.lang.forth: banned on google groups?

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at
Wed Jul 29 15:47:46 CDT 2020

P.S. I just downloaded (from the internet archive) and looked at the
comp.lang.forth archives and they seem to cover 2003 through 2014.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:42 PM Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at>

> 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
> mistake.
> There are also some backups at
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM Dave via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Dave

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