On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 09:23:06PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:

> > I do not think Junio or anyone else has the technical ability to remove
> > messages from the archive.
> You can post self-destructing messages by adding X-no-archive: yes if I
> am not mistaken.  But that only concerns stuff you post yourself.

Right, I was thinking specifically of deleting somebody else's message.
The other obvious choke point is to convince vger to silently drop
messages from somebody, but:

  1. That is different than deleting already-posted messages.

  2. vger is maintained by kernel.org folks, none of whom is a
     regular on the git list. So it would involve some collusion with
     those admins.

That is pretty clearly not what happened here (the messages did go out
to the list).

> Frankly, I find it weird that vger.kernel.org does not have an archive
> of its own.

I don't think there is much need, as gmane is pretty featureful (and if
you disagree, there are other competitors, or you can set up your own).
I assume the current situation grew organically (somebody wanted an
archive, so they set it up, and then vger saw no need to compete).


PS My gmane bug report posted here:

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