On 15/04/2021 16:30, ingo wrote:
> Over the years I've lost my newsgroup archive several times and currently
> don't maintain it. Could it be made available as a (always up to date)
> download in some way?
If I end up migrating to another news server I will need to collate all
the messages I can find (including getting any missing ones from the
If I do that I could provide the collated messages in some form of
download. I may be able to keep that updated by appending to it new
messages as the come in, provided there's enough interest in it.
One complication of a simple append scheme, though, is that
(intentionally) deleted messages won't get removed, and I think that any
archive of this sort should have deleted messages taken out of it.
It may be better to just dump the stored messages from the DB as they
will always reflect only undeleted messages. I'll decide when I look at
BTW it's occurred to me that one useful outcome of having a downloadable
archive of this sort is that we could auto-submit it to archive.org on a
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