It seems a lot of google groups are receiving spam posts.
In the Ruby Watir google group we have pended all first time posts
(they only normally spam once off one name) and it seems to be working
Maybe comp.lang.ruby could do the same? It is good to have multiple
moderators from different time zones.
Unfortunately the ruby-talk-google and ruby-core-google lists have not
been fully functional for well over a week, perhaps longer. They can
receive outside posts fine, but no one can post a reply or new message
via either group. I suspect it has something to do with the recent
increase in spam (not a lot --one or two a day, but still much more than
we used to get).
I have tried to contact ruby-talk-admin, Matz, Florian G., as well as
Google about this issue. Alas, no one has returned my email. This is
very sad. Looks like there has been a 10-20% drop in ruby-talk activity
b/c of it.