On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:04:01 PM UTC-4, Meanie wrote:
No, it's not hypocrisy, because I'm not STARTING these 25 political,
pro-Trump threads everyday. If there were 10 AHR threads and a couple
of OT political ones, no matter how many posts in those couple of
political threads, when you come to AHR, it would look like a
legitimate home repair newsgroup. When you have 25 or 50 political
threads any new person would take one look, conclude it's not about
homer repair, and move on. Open your eyes.
Seriously? Do you know how often I log on, click on this newsgroup and
view all the subjects starting with just a few...
Re: Clapper said No collusion between trump campaign and Russia or
Re: Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge
or some which you do start such as....
OT: For the Trumpets who think Trump changed..... or how about
OT: King Trump, the intellectual, on healthcare.
All displaying From: Trader_4
No, you're not the main culprit, but you are an addition to the cesspool.
Not really. It is supposed to be "home repair" not a lot of political
crap. Yes, I'm guilty of replying to some of it too, but it is no longer
a small aside, it has overwhelmed the main topic this group was founded
for. That is not fine.
Many of the participants are cross posting from other groups. Let them
stay in those groups as they are designated for politics.
The number or ON topic posts is dwindling. Take way the crap and there
are fewer topic related postings than ever, especially since a few
people invaded here. Many of the best contributors have gone away in the
There's nothing we can do about spam, OT, or even political posts. It
doesn't really change what other people do when we complain that they're
doing something we don't like. It might even make them do it more
because they get negative attention.
We CAN block the posts we don't want to see. I just block stuff as it
shows up if it's something I don't want to read, like threads with foul
language in the thread title, or usernames who are notorious spammers.
That cuts out a lot of gunk.
I block cross-posts - never see them. Thunderbird does a good job of
that. If you want to block cross-posts, I can tell you how I do it in
I think many of them read and still post here, occasionally. People
change. Some come and go, and some stay a while. The group if fluid.
Block what you don't want to see, and you'll be more inspired to post
more about what you do want to see.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:36:10 PM UTC-4, Muggles wrote:
Again the village idiot doesn't understand the difference between
being able to do something about something and whether that something
is OK, alright, decent, etc.
And as further proof that you're just another scumbag troll, just a
few minutes ago you complained to me that I should do something about
these posts, be a leader! Now you say that nothing can be done, proving
as I said, that you just take opposite positions to create a big pissing
match. Like that BS thread about lying the other day.
It got much worse here the day you arrived. You brought some of these
scum bags with you. And some of them report that you've had similar
results in other newsgroups in the past.
On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:46:55 -0000 (UTC), HerHusband
I think this has been mentioned before, but why can't we create an
alt.home.repair.moderated? All the moderators would need to do is
allow any post that is even remotely on topic. Those who post
political garbage or name calling would not be permitted. And my
favorite - those who post links to news stories without even
commenting (as though the rest of us are too stupid to watch the news)
would also be blocked.
On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:15:31 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
I'm in favor of it too.
I think I know someone with experience, though I'm out of town for a
while and I took some stuff with me but not everything.
Plus there is a newsgroup (partially?) devoted to helping people do
this. Maybe google can find it.
Do you volunteer? Do you realize the amount of work it is? The initial abuse
you would face? Do some research you will find how time intensive it is. I
can't do it because I'm not here every day so posts would back up and
generate more clutter. Jus sayin...
I suggest ALL political rhetoric be not posted. There are other groups for
I don't know how to approach the Homemoaners hub group to use these groups
without being banned.
Try to appeal to all Internet users about groups, I believe most users (in
usage-not age) newer than 30 years don't even know about groups.
Try to snag them from Google Groups and coddle them to use a news reader.
Give Quora.com a try.
- It includes a broad range of categories that the user
can select on for their feed: one-stop shopping
- The loony/ad-hominem stuff seems to be pretty well
held in check by it's Upvote/Downvote functionality
and a couple of mechanisms for identifying the crazies
I have seen some pretty good discussions on healthcare from people who
seem to know what they are talking about and back up their arguments
with citations.... Unlike here where counter-argument tends to be more
in the form of calling somebody a "Libtard".
Google is your friend.
Tells you that every other first world country has handled health care just fine.
Better health care - and costing much less.
America has too many rubes and crackers to get the job done.
Have to wait until they die off, or "see the light."
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