Carlos Pita | 5 Sep 15:29 2014
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Policy on gwene group renaming/deleting

Hi admins,

I would like to know which is the current policy regarding (well
intentioned) requests to remove/rename dated/wrong groups in gwene. It's
preferable for this policy to be well known, so that me and others won't
pointlessly post here wasting your time and diverting your attention.

Best regards
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Carlos
Carlos Pita | 4 Sep 15:07 2014
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Please delete gwene group with wrong name

I mistakenly created gwene.ar.com.lanacion.politica with an url that is for
economics, not politics as the name implies. Could you please delete it?
Thank you very much, Carlos.
era | 29 Aug 11:26 2014
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Yahoo Groups import tool recommendations?

There is an old thread from 2006 [1] which suggests yahoo2mbox but, like
most other tools I have looked at, they stopped working when Yahoo revamped
their groups and introduced the "Neo" interface.

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.discuss/10228/focus=10232

The least abandoned one I could find was grabyahoogroup [2] which however
did not do anything useful for me -- the latest commit from August 2013
seemed promising, but when I tried it, it seemed to try to log in etc, but
didn't retrieve anything.

$ perl ./grabyahoogroup.pl --messages --username me --password xxx \
      --group reuterscorpora  --verbose
[INFO][ ][ ]Started: Fri Aug 29 12:08:22 2014
[INFO][reuterscorpora][ ]Redirected to: https://login.yahoo.com/m?&.done=
http%3A%2F%2Fgroups.yahoo.com%2Fgroup%2Freuterscorpora%2F
[INFO][reuterscorpora][ ]Redirected to: https://login.yahoo.com/m?&.done=
http%3A%2F%2Fgroups.yahoo.com%2Fgroup%2Freuterscorpora%2F
[FATAL][reuterscorpora][ ]This shouldn't happen - capabilities section
 missing ?
[INFO][ ][ ]Finished: Fri Aug 29 12:08:26 2014

[2] http://sourceforge.net/p/grabyahoogroup/code/128/

I have done some manual scraping but the stuff I am able to download from
the web interface lacks some of the information from the email message
headers.  There is a separate headers view but reconstructing a valid
message from that and the scraped content seems painful and error-prone.

I realize that this is probably exactly how Yahoo likes for things to be,
(Continue reading)

era | 29 Aug 10:55 2014
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Import a group, email only?

The instructions at http://gmane.org/import.php say to email Lars.  I'm
wondering if that is still the most up-to-date information, or if other
admins would also have the necessary privileges to import an archive for a
group.

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Steinar Bang | 25 Aug 09:11 2014
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A note to Lars on the recent blockings

(Just a note to Lars to read on his next drive-by reading of this group)

With all the "please unblock me" messages recently, it may be time to
revisit the criteria for blocking gmane access,... or something...?

One such "something", could be giving people that seems to be real
people, and not spammers harvesting addresses, logins to news.gmane.org
in some fashion? (ie. some fashion that keeps out the spammers, but
doesn't involve too much administration)
JBB | 25 Aug 05:31 2014
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I think I'm blocked - read the FAQ, not sure what to do next

news.gmane.org started requesting credentials today.  It never did
previously.  My Thunderbird client keeps requesting username and password
for news.gmane.org and it is affecting regular mail use.

After some research, I believe I did something stupid and got my IP blocked:
pool-108-47-76-172.lsanca.fios.verizon.net 

I added a general Python discussion group yesterday and inadvertently
configured Thunderbird to get all the headers vs. the last 500.  There are
apparently 650k+ posts to the group over the years and I can imagine the
bandwidth I incurred. Bad move on my part.  My only defense is that it was
not malicious.

I read the FAQ and looked around gmane.org but don't know how unblocking
works beyond requesting it here.  I tried to remove the group from my client
but can't get to it because of the server login. 

Thanks,

--- JBB
John Geoffrey | 24 Aug 23:04 2014
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Unable to post to Yahoo Group

I noticed an issue when posting to gmane.games.rpg.pbm, according to 
yahoo it is not possible to post because yahoo suspects a guidelines 
violation. Did anyone have experiences like this before?

We are unable to deliver the message from <gmkeros <at> gmail.com>
to <frp-pbm <at> yahoogroups.com>.

Your email was not delivered due to a suspected guidelines violation. 
Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/local/guidelines.html
If you feel you've gotten this email in error please visit the following 
link for more information 
http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&page=content&y=PROD_ACCT&id=SLN3263
NoOp | 24 Aug 19:04 2014
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gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user list missing user posts

This thread:
<http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user/4103>
is missing this reply:
<http://www.mail-archive.com/users <at> global.libreoffice.org/msg40998.html>

I've noticed that that user's replies have been missing from gmane since
2013:
<http://search.gmane.org/?query=&author=Brian+Barker&group=gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user&sort=date&DEFAULTOP=and&TOPDOC=40&xFILTERS=Gcomp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user-Abarker-Abrian---A>
<http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user/33040/match=>

Can you please take a look & restore Brian's posts? He contributes to
that list on a regular basis and gmane users are missing his
contributions & advise.
Brady Trainor | 22 Aug 01:28 2014

480 Read access denied


Cannot access gmane from Thunderbird. I get "Login to server news.gmane.org
failed." and prompts for Username and Password. From recent posts to this
group (discuss), I am guessing my IP address is blocked. Perhaps because I
recently downloaded headers from the orgmode group and several sage groups.
If you need my IP, I think it may be 63.226.211.148. 

I skimmed some forums and was inspired to try: 

    $ nc news.gmane.org nntp
    200 news.gmane.org InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
    MODE READER
    200 news.gmane.org InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
    GROUP gmane.emacs.orgmode
    480 Read access denied

Please advise. I found downloading headers to Thunderbird very convenient. 

Brady
era | 20 Aug 10:47 2014
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Spam filtering in gmane.discuss broken?

There are many spam subjects in this group, at least from looking at the
"traditional" web interface http://news.gmane.org/gmane.discuss

The articles seem to be gone -- when you click on them, you get "No such
file." in the article pane.  But arguably, the subjects should be removed
from the index, too.

Recent examples:

  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.discuss/16264
  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.discuss/16252 and almost a dozen before it
  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.discuss/16218

In addition, I see a sudden influx of spam into gmane.announce which is
supposed to be moderated.

(Sorry if this is a duplicate.  I tried to post a couple of days ago but my
message never materialized.)

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ZeD | 20 Aug 09:47 2014
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adroid gmane / nntp reader

Hi.

I normally access to gmane with my desktop app (knode, if you are
interested), but sometimes I would like to read throu my nexus 5.

I've seen a bunch of newsgroup readers for android, both free (as in
"gratis") and paid, but I failed to find a "pretty" and "trustable" enough app.

Do you suggest someone specifically? Best would be a free (both as in
"libre" and "gratis") and whitout in-app advertising.

Thanks

Gmane