Re: Is there anything that can be done to eliminate the idiots that post

head on over to alt.woodworking, Vito's on the job and will protect you from spammers - and any post which he feels might be offensive in any way shape or form to anyone
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Couldn't fnd any mention of alt.woodworking on my server!

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alan holmes wrote:

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alan holmes wrote:

There is such a group and my ISP's news server gets it. Might try Google to find it.
rec.woodowrking 486,623 messages alt.woodowkring 1,604 messages
Even if half the post here are spam and none in the "alternative" that's still 152:1 ratio of non spam posts. You're more apt to get an answer to a question you ask right here than in the alternative.
Stick around cayse This Too Will Pass. And it's not mandatory that you read the title of each message, or download 500 to 1000 messages at a time.
If you sort messages by subject the spam messages clump together and you can kill off / mark as read entire groups at a time. Or you can sort messages by time since they seem to come in bursts.
Bottom line is ignore what doesn't interest you, if you have a question ask - and be as clear and specific as you can. And if you read a question and have an answer or suggestion - post it/them.
And if you get a bit wound up about the spam take a time out and head over to Luigi's "A Treasury of rec.woodworking Humour (hoomer, Keith)"
http://www.yukonomics.ca/wooddorking/humour.html
and maybe get a smile or even a chuckle out of some of the Wreck stories you missed. There has been, and will be more showing up here,
Don't miss Walt Akers - The Big Clock Incident - Scrap wood, snakes, beer cans and justice - I bought a load of lumber
or
David Eisan's The EPA does *not* have a sense of humor
or any story by Tom Watson or O'Deen to name just two contributors to rec.woodworking
By the time you get back to reading this usenet newsgroup you're blood pressure will have returned to normal and it'll take a hundred or more spam messages to get the smile off your face
charlie b
ps The Pointy Stick Compendium Project has been moved from comcast to hypersurf http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/PointyStick/PS1TableOfContent.html
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I check there every once in a while and will find a couple messages if that much If you want to read it and do not see it in your list, ask your provider if they will start carrying it, but you will find it's a waste of time to do so and not worth the effort. It's a dead group CC
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thanks to both of you for the response, I'll take your advise and not bother!
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Have just installed and used the google kill file script from penny dot org Works beautifully!!! 90% spam reduction so far.
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