The subscribers to this newsgroup may well be aware of a problem that has
affected several UK groups over recent months. These groups have been
subjected to huge amounts of extremely abusive trolling plus pointless
cross posting - and the problem is spreading; it may only be a matter of
time before all groups become so infected.
A new group has been set up on Yahoo with the specific purpose of
discussing ways to counteract these problems and hopefully arrive at a
satisfactory long term solution. The genuine posters in this group are
very welcome to join this new group, which has been set up for the express
purpose of discussing the above problems, exchanging ideas, information
and perhaps helping to achieve a solution.
The new groups charter is set out below.
Those interested in joining the group should send an email to
email@example.com from the actual address to be subscribed. For
obvious reasons, only requests from those offering an ISP email address
for subscription will be accepted to the group. Hotmail, Yahoo and other
similar disposable email addresses will not be subscribed.
The sole purpose of this group is to attempt to find a solution to the
present disruption in the public internet newsgroups from the various
trolls. In order to prevent the disruption of this group, certain
precautions have been taken.... The group is hidden, access to read and
post messages is limited to members only. Membership is by invitation only
and it will be tightly moderated.
The rules of the group are as follows:-
1. Any attempt to disrupt the proceedings or discussions by any member
will result in that member being banned from the group.
2. Foul language will be met with that member being banned from the
3. All postings should be on topic. Any drifting away from the purpose
of this group is liable to be met with a warning from the groups
owners, the need for repeated warnings will be met with that individual
being banned from the group.
4. Advertisements are not permitted.
The groups owners have full authority to ban anyone from the group without
Please do feel at liberty to discus the problem and offer solutions to the
On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 21:00:18 +0000, Bob Eager wrote:
After a moments thought it should become apparent as to why a 'thow-away'
address was used.
Yes, it would have been a good way to harvest email addresses - although I
suspect there are far better and easier wyas than this.
Tell him to bugger off. You can't have a DIY group without the odd bad
word or ten. And what about the stupid posts about cheap electrical saws
and stuff that could be sorted in 6 or 7 replies that go on and on and
on? If he was serious about handling controls and etc., he'd be setting
up a Beehive forum. British made and all -real state of the art DIY
forae: http://beehiveforum.sourceforge.net /
Can we mention caustic soda?
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Don't be fooled. The OP is spamming newsgroups. This is the very abuse
he is complaining about.
If the Yahoo group is genuine (it isn't named) then the OP is probably
breaking the (anti) spam rules in the Yahoo terms and conditions.
The contact address you want is
X-Trace: titan.btinternet.com 1072211161 15602 188.8.131.52 (23 Dec
2003 20:26:01 GMT)
a copy (with all the headers ) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
may also stop this spamming.
On 24 Dec 2003 11:43:34 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Huge) wrote:
i understand the differences quite well thank you, i also understand
inappropriate snippage changes someones words entirely. what did the
rest of my sentence say ? 1) this is massively crossposted
It was quite obvious from other posts that it was posted multiple
times by the OP to different groups.
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