Re: Formal Complaint: Roger B

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by maxo, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. maxo

    maxo Guest

    On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 03:09:56 +0000, Brian Wax wrote:

    > I would encourage others to file a complaint


    I sent one to his ISP with the full headers and IP, we'll see...

    In the meantime, do try a Usenet client that allows you to have a killfile
    to sort out the idiots.

    I like the Pan Newsreader, but there are many others.

    ;)
     
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  2. "maxo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 03:09:56 +0000, Brian Wax wrote:
    >
    > > I would encourage others to file a complaint

    >
    > I sent one to his ISP with the full headers and IP, we'll see...
    >
    > In the meantime, do try a Usenet client that allows you to have a killfile
    > to sort out the idiots.
    >
    > I like the Pan Newsreader, but there are many others.
    >
    > ;)
    >

    i have OE which has "block sender". is that the same or does killfile go by
    the sender's ip?
     
  3. maxo

    maxo Guest

    On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 21:16:07 -0800, wrote:

    > i have OE which has "block sender". is that the same or does killfile go by
    > the sender's ip?


    LOL, I wish I could block by IP, that would be handy. Block sender is
    pretty much like "adding to a killfile". It's the simple and quick way.

    Some of the fancier newsreaders let you get specific by specifying which
    subject to block--you can often use a wildcard to filter out stuff like
    "*viagra*" where the "*" can be whatever. You can also killfile by
    filtering by the references in the header.

    My newsreader (Pan) and many others let you set a "time out" on a low
    score (plonking or killing effectively just lowers the score to -9999 and
    you choose just to not view low scores, that's how it works) so that if
    you're having a spat with "Fred" you can ignore him for 30 days if you
    want.

    Most of these newsreaders keep the scorefile in a plain text file that can
    be edited with a text editor.

    A bit complex to be sure, but a little time invested can be well spent
    depending on what groups you frequent. Usenet spam varies greatly from
    group to group. I'd love to know why.
     
  4. maxo

    maxo Guest

    On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 21:16:07 -0800, wrote:

    > does killfile go by
    > the sender's ip?


    to actually answer your question, I believe most newsreaders just go by
    authorname, but I'm not an authority.
     
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