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Morris Dovey said:

Note that it is a fortunecity.com site, so these unpleasant things are to be expected... ;-)

Naah... It isn't gone - only sorely in need of updating: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet /
FWIW,
Greg G.
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Morris Dovey wrote:

Morris, I used to have a FortuneCity account. Turns out I never saw the popups. But when I went there from someone else's computer, they were all over the place. Some have even said they install spyware under some circumstances.
Having ActiveX disabled (if you're using Windoze) seems to get rid of all or most of the problem. Which, of course, everyone should do anyway.
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It's turtles, all the way down

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Connor Aston (in op.s5yfjwfyqkab0d@vigor13) said:
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Well, FWIW, I don't think your woodworking is. Also FWIW I don't think you are either - just a bit thin-skinned when it comes to other peoples' comments.
Take some of your time off to nurture your sense of humor. It sounds like there's more than a hand that needs healing.
My gift for the day: There's a function in the file linked to below that'll make it much easier to urlunencode. If you're pissed at /me/ it's ok to say so in plain English!
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/mrd/c/kvp.c
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Jesus sorry I spoke . Now I'll take this really S L O W L Y. I was just thinking of a way to stop our daily Iraq death notices. Sorry Connor

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Connor wrote:snip<Now I'll take this really S L O W >snip
If you can't filter them, just ignore them. Tom
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Connor Aston (in op.s5zg05axqkab0d@vigor13) said:
| Jesus sorry I spoke . | Now I'll take this really S L O W L Y.
Slowly is good. This is usenet, after all. :-)
| I was just thinking of a way to stop our daily Iraq death notices.
This being usenet, all that can be done is to filter, learn to ignore, or grow some intellectual/emotional callus. IMO filtering is the healthiest of the three choices.
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I think Dan Quayle invented it. No long after he invented the Internet.
On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:07:27 +0000 (UTC), "Connor Aston"

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You have your politicians mixed up. That was Al Gore that invented the internet (actually said he "created it", got to get it right).
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<cringe> You're right, of course. But now I've probably gone and started an uncontrollable rumor or urban legend or something.
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On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:07:27 +0000 (UTC), "Connor Aston"

Nope, no moderators, nobody owns it, nobody controls it. It just is.
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Connor Aston wrote:

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I'm curious as to why you are asking. Were you planning on taking something up with the moderator if there were one here?
Usenet exists in the classic sense of anarchy. Essentially no rules, except those evolved through its time on the Net and accepted by a large number of the members. Some might call it mob rule - I prefer to see it as pure democracy. As such, any member has as much right to anything about it as any other member.
Which means that if I, or you Connor, have anything to say about the group, either in how it should be run, or a particular complaint, we have full and equal rights as members to voice them in the forum. It also means that we don't have a single person or group of people with whom we can complain to. It's all or nothing.
I've been a member of both moderated and unmoderated groups. I much prefer the unmoderated.
Tanus
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Tanus wrote:

Why do people talk about being a member of a newsgroup? I read several, but I don't consider myself a member of any newsgroup any more than I consider myself a member of a newspaper that read or a member of a grocery store where I buy groceries even if I do talk to the clerks.
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Because to the greatest extent, you don't contribute much to a newspaper or a grocery store aside from a little money. A newsgroup you partake in it's activities by leaving messages as you are right now.
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Upscale wrote:

I think it is from analogy to various bulletin boards that do have 'membership' of a sort.
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OK - thats it . . . im going to sit in the corner and cry . . . I hate you all.

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On 3/5/2006 2:07 PM Connor Aston mumbled something about the following:

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I own it, JOAT moderates it, Fred runs the Cabal, Tom's the Treasurer.
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Oh no you don't!
Everybody knows _FLUFFY_ owns USENET.
Meow!
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On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:07:27 +0000 (UTC), "Connor Aston"

I own it.
I've hired JOAT and the all numbers guy to run it.
Direct staining questions to Larry Jaques, he's the local specialist. For reasons why to junk a radial arm saw, contact Rumpty. Tool improvement is tasked to Ralph Lindberg. Advanced techniques are Stryped's department. If you've got a really basic, repetitive question, Tom Watson is your man. Doug Miller is the Usenet etiquette guru. Lee Valley quality questions belong to David.
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Apparently it was created in Feb of 1987 as a part of the "Great Renaming"
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Ralph E Lindberg said:

I became curious about the Charter for the wRECk after Connor's question and poked around for the original RFD. I didn't find it. I failed, and for this am destined to remain a GIT in perpetuity.
Could this be evidence of a greater conspiracy by powerful men and their apostles - who manipulate the destinies of lesser men as though they were wooden marionettes. The unspoken, oft denied Cabal Lives! Comprised, it is speculated, by the likes of Galooteus Maximus, PRINY, O'Deen and the Merchant of Ashby. Or perhaps they are simply minions of yet another upwards tier of concealed power... but I digress.
OTOH, I found a message that demonstrates the process involved in 'starting' a new Usenet group - in this case, rec.crafts.woodturning:
http://www.faqs.org/ftp/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.crafts.woodturning
FWIW,
Greg G.
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