Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where Google Groups went to die

Once upon a time there were CompuServe forums, then there were NNTP newsgroups, then Google Groups, and then... nothing.

Or is there?

The following ancient comment inside a SQL script led to the discovery of a possible Google Groups burial ground (or is it an afterlife?)...
-- The FORWARD TO string may be limited to 4008 bytes for a 4K database page size.
-- See Google Groups: 
--    "forward to" 4008 group:*.sqlanywhere.*
That Google search once led to a page on Google Groups, now it leads here: Is there a size limit on FORWARD TO?

Here's the site; maybe it's worth registering to get full functionality, if you have ancestral needs: codeverge.com

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