[David Alan Black <dblack / wobblini.net>, 2004-05-25 13.23 CEST]
> Hi --
> 
> Given that the gateway between ruby-talk and comp.lang.ruby is still
> not working consistently, I'm wondering whether it's time to turn off
> the gateway entirely and separate the two groups.  It seems to me that
> partial mirroring is worse than no mirroring.
> 
> Dennis (the maintainer) has tried to analyze and fix the problem, but
> it appears to be downstream from his system somewhere.  I guess it's
> possible to investigate further, but at this point it may be pretty
> hard, and meanwhile the unofficial split between the list and the
> newsgroup continues to grow.  I think it might be better to make it
> official.
> 
> I don't know exactly how such a decision would be made, but I figured
> the first step would be to see what people think of such a move (not
> the idea of mirroring per se, but the idea of turning off mirroring in
> light of the fact that it doesn't work).  So.... ?

The solution is to repair the mirror, not to give up.