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GeneralSo much for banking security... Pin
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GeneralRe: So much for banking security... Pin
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RantGoogle Groups is a mess Pin
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I'm a Usenet junkie. I've spent countless hours researching subjects by searching through Google's Usenet archives. What's cool is when you run across a thread from well over a decade ago that has some valuable piece of information that you can use today. comp.object is one of my favorite groups to search for object oriented subjects.

Well, about a week ago, I started getting weird search results. When searching a specific group, I'd get only a few hits when I know in fact that I should be getting hundreds, e.g. searching on "Singleton" only gets one result. When searching all of the groups I get a bunch of nonsense hits. Apparently, spammers are creating Google groups and have found some way to get themselves included in search results.

Here is a result for searcing on "Observer Design Pattern":

Observer Design Pattern[^]

You'll see hits for groups names TRehqvv and such. Clearly junk spam groups. Please do not click on the links. They only lead to spammer groups and from there, who knows.

Part of the problem is that Google Groups doesn't distinquish between its own groups and Usenet news groups. Mad | :mad:

Does anyone know of another searchable Usenet archive?
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GeneralAny sleepwalkers? Pin
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GeneralThen you should join my boycott Pin
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