>> As I download the newsgroup to read offline, I just downloaded 400
>> messages where about 200 were in this thread. Not my idea of well used
>> bandwidth. "Ignoring" the thread won't transform those 200 messages to
>> something worth reading.
> Tough.. sorry but thats all I have to say... its a public forum.. if
> you get trash in there then maybe its time to download them
> differently.. either way, its a public forum and we don't have some
> legal obligation to worry about what everyone out there has to download
> every day..
It is a public forum. It is not moderated. That does however NOT mean you
should feel free to post whatever you like in this newsgroup. If you read
your isps guidelines, I'm sure you'll find they agree with me. Most isps
have guidelines for use of newsgroups.
Quote:> i get 100-200 spam every 3 days.. its tough but hey thats life..
Email-spam? That comes from you visiting all those * sites, and
registering for those "free offers". You'll have a real problem finding
whoever mails you all that spam, so you can tell them to stop. I have only
one "spammer" to find, and hey - I found you.. Please stop.
(Gawd I'm nice. I said "please"..)
>> I like a good "battle of wits" as much as anyone, but wits have been
>> painfully lacking in this thread. Come to think of it, i remember a few
>> other similar threads where you were active..
> Yeah, both me and tess were active here.. again.. tough.. thats the way
> the internet works, you just have to resign yourself to it.
Dude. Newsgroups works because people generally wants "their" groups to
stay on topic. Or at least somewhat close to the topic. The groups work
because "trolls" eventually grow bored or are removed for violation of
their isps guidelines.
Isps make money from providing this service. By flooding newsgroups with
mindless drivel, you diminish the value of their product. So, you might
think you are free to post whatever you like wherever you like, but at
some point your isp will tell you otherwise.
Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies,
Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.