Until late last year I didn't use a killfile at all, accepting the odd
annoyances, but since then the number and rate of posts just having a go
at people, trolling or the like has increased massively and my killfile
There is nothing satisfying than seeing two trolls arguing with each
other on their own levels.
Another pair is P Hucker currently Commander Kinsey and Archibald
Tarquin Blenkinsopp Esq, presumably himself, arguing at their own
For thunderbird users, this is trivial to fix.
Tools->Message filters, create new filter called "Village Idiots" or
something similar, and set a filter with a "Match any of the following"
logic. Now add as many lines as you need to specify all the posters. Set
the "perform these actions" to "Delete Message".
Bingo, they vanish, rest of the thread left intact.
If you prefer to see them in place, but don't want to read them, use an
action of "Mark as Read", then if you skip to the next article with "n"
you won't see them.
In fact with creative filter use, you could create some of the regular
posters to this group! :-)
I have glossed over one assumption - that you have the menu bar turned
on. If you don't then "Message Filters" are on their own entry in the
"hamburger" menu on the right hand side of the thunderbird tabs bar.
Would it help if I did a wiki page on setting up filters?
(there is already some info in the Newsgroup Access Tips article)
Yup that also works.
Sometimes I find it useful to simply create one filter for a class of
posters, rather than individual ones for each. Also slightly "softer"
matching of poster addresses can be useful - so rather than message
comes "from" an exact email address, match on a sender address that
"contains" a partial match.
e.g. "from" "contains" @diybanter.com will match all diybanter posters.
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