Comp.lang.forth: banned on google groups?
doug at doughq.com
Wed Jul 29 16:21:10 CDT 2020
Comp.lang.forth taught me that flame wars were fun and all I needed to
enjoy them was popcorn.
It also showed me how every person writing their own version of a language
and the associated flame wars actually damaged the the community. I
suspect much of Forths lack of traction can be attributed to that.
Are you sure it's really useful historical material?
On Thu, 30 Jul. 2020, 6:48 am Joseph S. Barrera III via cctalk, <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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 barrera.org>
> > 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
> > https://archive.org/download/usenet-comp.lang
> > On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:11 PM Dave via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> become interesting in light of future developments.
> >> Dave
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