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Re: [ot] Google-only Groups

  • Subject: Re: [ot] Google-only Groups
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 07:15:01 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <GsSdnVVMU7YfHIrZnZ2dnUVZ_t2dnZ2d@speakeasy.net> <Xns9786D3AF3A89Cx0054inboxcom@>
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__/ [ x0054 ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 04:50 \__

> John Bailo <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> news:GsSdnVVMU7YfHIrZnZ2dnUVZ_t2dnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>> I just became aware that Google has Groups which are not just imports
>> from Usenet -- but based solely in Google.com
>> I think that's terrible if we can't access, participate in such groups
>> with a regular newsreader, but have to go through Google and use a
>> browser interface!
> Well, it is their right to do so. It's their server, and they can do what
> ever they want with that. Just like many people have forums on their
> sites. As long as it's clearly delineated I do not see why not. I may not
> like it, but they do and should have a right to do that.
>  - Bogdan

I, for one, wish Google the best of luck. Hopefully they can pull Google
Groupers out of UseNet altogether.


Blinky has been killfiling posts from Google Groups for quite some time and
inspires many of us to do the same.

Best wishes,


PS/Disclaimer - There are posters who use Google Groups who understand
netiquette and whose contribution is highly appreciated and welcome (content
is the Web-related newsgroups). However, they remain a small minority, so
predudice is often practised.

Roy S. Schestowitz
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