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
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
Connor Aston (in op.s5yfjwfyqkab0d@vigor13) said:
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
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!
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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