Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Eric Wong <e...@80x24.org> writes:
> > There'll be over 5000K injected messages from 2006 I missed from
> > the initial import :x
> >
> > I noticed this while adding gmane:NNNN mapping support to the
> > search engine:
> >   https://public-inbox.org/git/20160811002819.GA8311@starla/T/#u
> >
> > There will still be some missing messages because some are spam.
> > news.gmane.org remains up if you want to check my work
> > (please do, because I am careless)
> Thanks for doing this.

No problem!

> I wanted to try out your NTTP service, but it took me a while to dig
> in my inbox to find your announcement of news.public-inbox.org that
> hosts inbox.comp.version-control.git "newsgroup".  Is it possible to
> make this a bit more discoverable, or there is not enough NNTP
> audience these days to warrant such an addition?  I first went to
> http://public-inbox.org/git as I expected there may be some pointers
> to other instances of the service, where you list the "git clone"
> URL of the archive.

Oops, I keep forgetting to do that :x  Should be easier to do
now since I cleaned up the footer generation a few weeks back.

> By the way, it felt quite strange to see messages from 8 years ago
> mixed with more recent messages when I gold Gnus to fetch the most
> recent 333 messages (and of course that fetches 333 messages with
> largest message numbers, not sorted by "Date:").  I am assuming that
> this is an artifact of "over 5k injected messages" bundle that was
> added out of order.

Yes, definitely an artifact of fixing that screwup.
For future inbox imports (maybe LKML), I may leave gaps in the
sequence along the way, but I'm not sure how big the gaps
should or could be.

I suppose one could assign NNTP article numbers like line
numbers in BASIC...
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