// 27.Oct.2009

Google Groups is Dead

John Resig of jQuery fame has given up on Google Groups due to its total mismanagement of spam:

The primary problem with Google Groups boils down to a systemic failure to contain and manage spam. Only a bottom-up overhaul of the Google Groups system would be able to fix the problems that every Google Group faces.

Spammers are now spoofing the email addresses of existing group participants to sneak their messages through. You’ll see it coming from existing group users - or even the group moderators themselves. This cheat completely bypasses the moderation system since the spammers are pretending to be pre-moderated users. The Google Groups system is completely fooled.

Life is too short for the stress and aggravation that Google Groups provides.

Last Revision: October 27th, 2009 at 23:17

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