Harry Putnam | 19 Dec 04:16 2014

About downloading en-masse (but smallish)

I thought I had posted this question here already but do not see it on
the group... probably another victim of every increasing `senior

So, cutting to the chase:

I want to download several thousand messages, not necessarily all at
once but something along this line.

I want to get a huge backlog of msg headers in a group then single out
all the posts of certain authors.

In most cases it might be 4000 posts or less in 1 group.

I really don't want to get blocked again as I have sometime back doing
this same sort of thing.

Also, not really sure how to go about this while putting the least
possible strain on the servers.

I mean, I'm not sure of the steps required in gnus to do this.

Any coaching that will help me keep from getting blocked and give me
an edge on saving strain on servers would be very welcome..

I'd hazard a guess that overall amount of messages downloaded might be
on the order of 6000-8000.

Any suggestions?
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Matěj Cepl | 12 Dec 18:46 2014

gmane.comp.python.rdflib.devel has moved long long time ago


we have http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.rdflib.devel 
archived only to year 2007 (and 
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.rdflib.devel/318 is 
spam from later). Since then they are using Google Groups on 
http://groups.google.com/group/rdflib-dev. I will try to find 
the archives of the group (yeah, export from Google Groups ... 
:(, so I hope somebody will have it on their own computer).

Meanwhile, would it be possible to revive mirroring of the group 
on gmane, please?

Thank you,

francois | 12 Dec 15:33 2014

RSS feeds not updated


It seems to me that most of RSS feeds are not updated since around 2014-11-18.
I am sure that at least http://rss.gmane.org/messages/excerpts/gmane.linux.kernel
should list more recent messages than those from last month..

Richard Llom | 11 Dec 12:37 2014

(re-) Validate?

Why is it necessary to validate the email-adress for each (new) group 

I mean they are all hosted on gmane, so once you validated your email 
towards gmane this should be validate for all groups, no?


I do not mean subscriptions, but that thing were you have to answer that 
email to the gmane-authorizer.
Adam Sjøgren | 11 Dec 12:28 2014

Re: Can these 3 groups be re-enabled gmane.comp.lib.fltk.{devel, bugs, general}

rh_ writes:

> [Quoted text removed due to X-No-Archive]

If you tell us the new email-addresses of the lists, yes.

  Best regards,



 "I am not tropical. I am not a damn toucan."                 Adam Sjøgren
                                                         asjo <at> koldfront.dk
Rubin Abdi | 3 Dec 23:06 2014

RSS feed for noisebridge.announce has stopped

Hi there. Hope I'm posting this to the right spot. Some friends of
Noisebridge use your services to spit out an RSS feed for our announce


We've also setup something to update our Twitter, Facebook, and G+ pages
with updates from that feed.

Sadly it looks like the feed stopped updated sometime after the 16th of
last month...


Our list archives can be found here...


Any thing we could do to help make the RSS feed start updating again?


rubin <at> starset.net

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Gmane-discuss <at> hawk.netfonds.no
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Gergely Risko | 1 Dec 16:42 2014



This group has stopped updating: gwene.it.ezrss.feed

The last article that shows up in my Gnus is from
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:01:56 +0100

Any ideas on how to fix this or what could be the issue?

Lars Brinkhoff | 25 Nov 10:33 2014

"Not a valid feed"

Bring out the Urqells!

I can't sign up this feed:


Curl works.  I tested this command:

curl 'https://github.com/larsbrinkhoff.private.atom?token=AAvTis_6mzkgLVvVsLw580-IQ2u2CfRxks6ygXclwA=='

XML::FeedPP->new works.  I tested this script:

use XML::FeedPP;
my $url = "https://github.com/larsbrinkhoff.private.atom?token=AAvTis_6mzkgLVvVsLw580-IQ2u2CfRxks6ygXclwA==";
my $feed = XML::FeedPP->new($url);
print $feed->to_string();

Anything else I can do?  I really miss my feed a loooooot!  (See all
those 'o's?!?)
Steinar Bang | 23 Nov 17:14 2014

Password required on NNTP to news.gmane.org, have I been blocked?

Hm... news.gmane.org suddely required a username/password combination
from me (and when I gave it the one I have, let me in).

Does this mean I have been blocked?