Comments: Google Groups Beta, Group Lists Social Courtesy, or What We Really Don't Want

That's bizarre.

After reading this post, out of curiousity I went to the Google Groups beta site, and found that I, too, had been made a member of a mystery group. It's called "Groups 2 Test Group," and has 32 members.

My membership was set to "No email. I will read this group on the web.", which is why I didn't know I was subscribed.

The messages all appear to be test messages, so my sense is that these groups were created by Google staff working on the system and testing its capabilities. But you're right, to do that without asking does seem inappropriate.

Posted by Liz Lawley at January 4, 2005 08:50 PM