META: Google Groups

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Thu Aug 4 18:36:09 PDT 2011

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011 22:16:28 +0000 (UTC), Wil Alambre wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed how sporadic Google Groups has been for keeping up 
> to date with the newsgroup emails? Its as it, once in a while, it'll just 
> not bother, catching up on the weekend instead.

I had indeed noticed that.

> I've been (incredibly slowly) working on a new version of my RACC site and 
> had been contemplating abandoning the Google Groups RSS feed parsing the 
> site had been leaning on. About half the time, I had been manually 
> massaging the data afterwards, so it's main value was diluted anyway.
>  I don't mind populating the site by hand instead, though I may end up 
> dropping the "news" column. What are your guys' thoughts? Are you guys 
> using the site and, if so, how are you using it (reading, linking, archive, 
> etc)?

I mostly use it to look at the pretty covers!  That said, I know James
Mason uses it as his primary way to read the group.

And as Scott said, the Pipermail list is probably a very viable
alternative, unless your site works far different than I'd imagine it to.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, stability and speed!

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