Ok I uses to love the Pics newsgroup. Seeing what everyone does is great.
And I've gotten some great Ideas from there. Thnaks to you all. But what
they heck is happening over there with this Krunchy guy. I can't read any
of his posts and they just keep coming. It's very annoying. Can we shut
this guy down?
In the days befor ISPs, one could email the sys admin when someone
was posting contrary to nettiquette and that would usually take care
of the problem.
These days sysadmins at ISPs are often not allowed to nuke abusers'
So the only thing you can do, barring abuse of your own like rogue
cancels, is use a newsreader that supports killfiles and use it
to filter out his articles.
Thunderbird comes with a pretty good set of filtering capabilities. Mine
is getting quite a workout right now.
I the pics newsgroup from over 3000 postings down to 11 by filtering out
Krunchy and his little friends.
Or download my TrollFilters (see sig), and use them with Nfilter as a proxy
server. (Google this newsgroup on Nfilter for more information.)
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Get a copy of my NEW AND IMPROVED TrollFilter for NewsProxy/Nfilter
by sending email to autoresponder at filterinfo-at-milmac-dot-com
You must use your REAL email address to get a response.
Learn to use a filter - just about all the readers have them. Unfortunately,
he has every right to post his stuff. It is the Usenet after all and
copyright infringement or not, he CAN post what he wants. However, if some
of the people would stop baiting him he will post his stuff and all will go
back to normal. I think he's in a screw you mode right now because of all
the flaming and the more complaints, the more he will post.
I use Outlook Express and Agent and both have excellent filters.
That is true because he owns the copyrights to his stuff.
That is what makes his stuff HIS stuff.
If he is posting material, the copyrights to which are owned
by someone else then he does NOT have a right to post it. If
someone else owns the copyrights it is not HIS stuff.
Possibly if this is pointed out to his host he'll lose his
account though more likely they will only act if they get a
letter from teh copyright owner, or someone puporting to
represent the copyright owner.
Does Outlook Express still have the "begin" bug, illustrated below:
Because if it does, you won't be able to read this.
Augusthome is looking into him already. I contacted Gordon over
there when the a$$hole showed up. 4ax hasn't returned anything.
I'd recommend that you send anything that might be useful to both
of them and see if we can get him to meet Wally at the Graybar
hotel. Usenet is supposed to be free, but freedom and license are
to different things. Unfortunately some peole have no morals or
ethics, just attitude.
Dave in Fairfax
Autodesk is onto him, too.
Jerry Weinfeld, from their legal department has contacted several
wreckers about this clown.
Thomas J. Watson - WoodDorker
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
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