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what happened to comp.lang.oberon ?

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rugxulo

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May 25, 2023, 1:29:30 AM5/25/23
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I realize this is a bit of a silly question, but since Modula-2 and Oberon are closely related, I figure I'd ask here.

What happened to news://comp.lang.oberon ??

I think it still exists, but it hasn't shown up (for me, in Google Groups) in ages, and I don't know why.

"Banned content warning
comp.lang.oberon has been identified as containing spam, malware, or other malicious content."

Sounds unlikely. Worse is that there's no one to ask officially, no way to find out for sure. So I keep wondering and wanting to ask *someone*.

Any ideas?

Chris Burrows

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May 26, 2023, 1:03:17 AM5/26/23
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See the related posts and ensuing discussions in 2022 on the ETH Oberon Mailing list:

[Oberon] Is anyone here a moderator or admin of comp.lang.oberon?
https://lists.inf.ethz.ch/pipermail/oberon/2022/016270.html

Oberon] Archive of comp.lang.oberon
https://lists.inf.ethz.ch/pipermail/oberon/2022/016472.html

Paul Attryde

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May 26, 2023, 7:42:39 AM5/26/23
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On 2023-05-25 01:29, rugxulo wrote:
> I realize this is a bit of a silly question, but since Modula-2 and Oberon are closely related, I figure I'd ask here.
>
> What happened to news://comp.lang.oberon ??
>
> I think it still exists, but it hasn't shown up (for me, in Google Groups) in ages, and I don't know why.
>

Nothing happened to it, it's still there.
That's what you get for using google instead of a news server.

rugxulo

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Dec 15, 2023, 7:38:57 PM12/15/23
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Hi,
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Brian Knoblauch

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Dec 30, 2023, 11:36:37 AM12/30/23
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On Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:42:39 AM UTC-4, Paul Attryde wrote:
> That's what you get for using google instead of a news server.

With google groups ending Usenet access, any recommendations on a real news server to use instead?

Thanks,
Brian

Arne Vajhøj

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Dec 30, 2023, 11:39:34 AM12/30/23
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Many use Eternal September - see https://www.eternal-september.org/ for
details.

Arne


SugarBug

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Dec 31, 2023, 2:36:10 AM12/31/23
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List of free Usenet servers: <https://sybershock.com/#usenet>.

Share this link with other soon-to-be google groups refugees.

--
38...@sugar.bug | sybershock.com | talk.politics.crypto

Brian Knoblauch

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Dec 31, 2023, 1:15:27 PM12/31/23
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On Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 2:36:10 AM UTC-5, SugarBug wrote:
> List of free Usenet servers: <https://sybershock.com/#usenet>.
>
> Share this link with other soon-to-be google groups refugees.

Thanks! I will share! I did get signed up with eternal-september.org, but am still in the process of finding a client application. I was planning on using slrn, but apparently it does not support the required authentication...

--Brian

Arne Vajhøj

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Dec 31, 2023, 1:44:28 PM12/31/23
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On 12/31/2023 1:15 PM, Brian Knoblauch wrote:
> On Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 2:36:10 AM UTC-5, SugarBug wrote:
>> List of free Usenet servers: <https://sybershock.com/#usenet>.

> I did get signed up with
> eternal-september.org, but am still in the process of finding a
> client application. I was planning on using slrn, but apparently it
> does not support the required authentication...

ThunderBird works with E-S.

Arne


OrangeFish

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Jan 1, 2024, 1:07:10 PMJan 1
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Please consider donations to Eternal September. Since the Google trash
spout was closed, they have received over 3000 new subscribers.

OF

Brian Knoblauch

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Feb 14, 2024, 8:00:50 AMFeb 14
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Oddly the only comp.lang group I managed to find through Eternal September was comp.lang.go. Very strange. Back to Google Groups until the 22nd I guess. After that I'll have to figure out a new plan...

--Brian

OrangeFish

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Feb 14, 2024, 11:46:04 AMFeb 14
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On 2024-02-14 08:00, Brian Knoblauch wrote:
> Oddly the only comp.lang group I managed to find through Eternal September was comp.lang.go. Very strange.

That is strange. I subscribe to 10 groups in comp.lang.* via Eternal
September. What reader are you using?

OF

Brian Knoblauch

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Feb 14, 2024, 3:12:19 PMFeb 14
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That's with Thunderbird.

I tested a small handful of clients both GNU/Linux and Windows and that's the only one I could get to connect, but unfortunately I have that oddity of only seeing that one comp.lang group.

What are others using successfully? Anyone running OpenIndiana? As a Solaris guy from back in the day I'm wondering if that would include a better client?

Manuel Collado

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Feb 15, 2024, 3:56:22 AMFeb 15
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El 14/2/24 a las 21:12, Brian Knoblauch escribió:
I'm subscribed to comp.lang.oberon (and other comp.lang.* groups) via
Eternal September and Mozilla Thunderbird. There is very very low
traffic on oberon. Last messages are a couple of them in 2022 and a
singe message on November 2023.

HTH

OrangeFish

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Feb 17, 2024, 2:39:55 PMFeb 17
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This is getting really off-topic: I just built tin-2.6.3 on Solaris
11.3/Sparc and I have no problem connecting with
news.eternal-september.org. I can see comp.lang.oberon.

OF

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