"David A. Black" wrote:
> Hi --
>
> Anyone who posts directly to ruby-talk (which is probably the only
> people who will see this :-) it would be very helpful if you could
> check on Google Groups to see whether or not your messages, especially
> recent ones (past month or so) have been making it through to Usenet.
> (Advanced Search makes this quite easy.)
>
> Please let me know by email what you find, and I'll forward the
> results to Dennis.
>
> Thanks --
>
>
> David
>

Quite perverse that this post got through :)


Here are two close instances of success and failure from the same poster
which might help indicate the point of breakage:

www.ruby-talk.org/90792  (successful)
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 02:25:30 +0900
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 12:25:21 -0500
From: Sam Roberts <...>

www.ruby-talk.org/90911  (failed)
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:15:16 +0900
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 21:14:47 -0500
From: Sam Roberts <...>

I counted 32 postings from Sam since 28 Jan which haven't
made it from ML to NG.


Another casualty is David Naseby (e.g. www.ruby-talk.org/94112)

Here's a link for searching c.l.r. postings since 2004/01/26:

   http://qurl.net/l

(Hope that didn't wrap !!)

===

I don't know whether Dennis was expecting to have to maintain the
gateway software; it's brilliant that he offered to host it.

IIUC, the TU-Berlin newsfeed is coming from its UseNet news service
and the ML feed from the same source as ruby-talk subscribers
(i.e. virus & spam checked e-mail).
I can see that ML'ers have replied to the "phantom" posts so I
guess that rules out SpamAssassin etc. because the posts have been
dispatched.

I wonder if there is any possibility of the g/w code being placed
in a repository somewhere (?rubyforge?).
   ( It was public, once ... www.ruby-talk.org/2906 )

Had it been accessible, I would definitely have examined it
before now.  <*#$%!>


daz