I use a bunch of filters rather than a kill file as such. Either kill
select threads or sub threads, or in many cases simply mark some posts
as "read" so my software naturally skips over them while jumping to the
I usually manually kill politics threads since they crop up from a wider
range of people including some worth reading on other topics.
One filter with a bunch of known trolls. Another to kill anything from
anonymous re-mailers. Plus one to catch any posts I have made, highlight
them and also mark the thread as "watched" (then I can very easily
switch to "watched threads with unread" and easily see any replies that
I may need to address - even when posted to threads from months ago.
I use filtering of known idiots, I find though that the list grows ever
longer and care must be taken not to accidentally block normal people who
occasionally accidentally respond to trolls or boredom posters.
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On Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:50:27 UTC+1, Scott wrote:
Nah can't be bothered I can work out which posts I want to read all by myself I don't need some algorithum telling me what to think or who is an idiot for any given subject.
In the mid 90s when I had a modem it made sense, in those days you'd select to just download the headers or just the subject title it was worth it then to save time.
I don't use a kill file, but don't read every post, either. I tend to
'mark read' the political threads once the first point has been made,
and skim read other threads.
Posts I don't read are those unsnipped. I'm not scrolling down zillions
of lines of quoted material even though there may be something worth
reading right at the end.
And without having to learn - remember and find the right keys / key
combinations to do that and a lot more, so can my mouse. ;-)
Like, highlight all the quoted text above the few lines of reply and
make it disappear as soon as I start typing. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
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