HH and their ilk have been discussed here in the past. These days, unless you
are close to retirement age, you probably have no idea what Usenet is and how it
was intended to be used.
That said, I don't see any problem with HH. They certainly aren't spamming the
newsgroup, and their user participation does extend the life and usefulness of
a.h.r. Not sure why you would want to blindly kill all posts that originate
I never understood the reasoning for them to re-post old messages. While
they do generate some activity on this newsgroup, they are worthless to
reply to, because the OP is long gone. But lately the stuff they post is
not even complete posts. It's just random crap. Thats when I finally
kill filed them.
I think that is all posted by a bot. It just picks random messages and
posts them. All very useless!
Posts from there have been trickling in here for years, never seen a
useful one as they are typical responding to posts from many years ago,
and with no context. It is a web based interface to this group, nuke it
The fact that so many are like that implies that something about the
site setup encourages it. There is probably a prominent Find
function and no automatic quoting, so people think it's reasonable not
But they should know to include context. Even in the 18th century,
people would answer letters, "Regarding your letter of November 15
previous, No, I won't be coming to New York for the inauguration.
Instead of just saying, No.
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