Does anyone have a filter already setup to clean the noise from here?
Would you mind posting it so I can safely plonk the noise?
I wish there was a way to filter someone only if they reply to a troll,
but see them if they post on-topic (I'm looking at you Storman Mormon!)
Using Agent v6
Many filters are "linear". Meaning, the filter rules process each entry,
one at a time, first to last. If I wanna filter all GG articles, but
allow some GG posters access, I must put the exception rules before the
Jes like one too often sees KF'd posts as quotes in another poster's
articles, one can also view good posters via another's quotes. If I
think a good poster has been wrongly KF'd, I can mod my score file to
allow them access, while still KF'ing most GG'ers. ;)
What? They are different posters?! Yeah I was talking about Chris (just
an example, he's alright).
There are other newsgroups I would love to be able to hide a message
that is a troll reply, and display the poster's messages normally in a
I will ask Forte about this and ask they add it as a feature, but they
really have not been responsive to requests. I've been asking for the
ability to filter on *all* header fields for the past decade. They send
email asking for feature requests on the next version but I guess my
request wasn't popular enough (for the past 5 versions).
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 09 Aug 2015 21:33:32 -0500, G. Morgan
If you are going to write Forte, point out to them that Ignore Subthread
is not an option for permanent filters afaict. It's an option in recent
version when applied to a given post. but once I'm doing that, it's not
hard to delete the rest of the subthread.
OTOH, I can't make Ignore the option for the permanent filter because
that would enable the jerks to mess up a whole thread.
I wanted the color from a mailbox, or maybe it was the outbox, to be
kept when moving part of a mailbox or the outbox, to a folder, and one
of authors told me right here that they wouldn't do that. It woudl only
take three lines. I wanted it to keep track of what I had read or
not, or maybe it was sent or not. I'd upgrade if they would add that
and maybe the permantent subthread ignore.
If I wanted to have a political conversation, I'd subscribe
As for Oren, he's a hateful bastard. You are known by
the people you hang out with. Why would I want to debate
with him in the first place, but on alt.home.repair?
My posting record for DIY subjects is plain enough for
anyone to see. I don't engage in this homeowners
politics stuff, so just where do you think I post?
As for how much I post, I post about what I know about.
Never been a contractor, just a homeowner.
It's possible, even probable, that our resident political hacks have
something of actual value to contribute on occasion. Separating those
useful posts from the garbage is not something a lot of us want to spend
time doing so filtering out those individuals is the most reasonable
course of action.
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