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Re^10: Automatic Re-ing with numbers

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Aug 12, 2003 at 11:33 UTC ( #283148=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
in thread Automatic Re-ing with numbers

Even running your own server doesn't guarantuee 100% reliability on any but the messages fed directly to your server. Messages sent to a newsgroup you carry but via a another news server may never reach you.

NodeReaper posts are actually still there - you can Visit Reaped Nodes and read the previous content. It is removed from immediate view, but not lost.

The last one is a good point - one might argue that PerlMonks could keep a full history of edits, but then one might also argue that archivers can ignore the headers requesting the message to be discarded.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 12, 2003 at 12:14 UTC
    Even running your own server doesn't guarantuee 100% reliability on any but the messages fed directly to your server. Messages sent to a newsgroup you carry but via a another news server may never reach you.

    Oh, sure, but I can peer with as many servers that are willing to peer with me. Perlmonks, OTOH, is a single point of failure - if vroom decides to stop, all the information is gone. If people make mistakes, parts of Perlmonks could be wiped out as well.

    I won't claim Usenet is 100% reliable, but I wouldn't bet everything of Perlmonks is still available after 10 years.

    Abigail

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