Even better: download a copy of NewsProxy (nfilter.org) and put these lines in
your filter file, on the well-supported assumption that, with the exception of
JOAT's posts in this ng, no webtv user has ever posted anything worthwhile
rec.woodworking score:-100 from: firstname.lastname@example.org*
* score:+100 from:*@webtv.net*
* drop score:100
Then you won't see *any* posts from webtv accounts (except JOAT).
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
FWIW, I use a *nix based newsreader, and have been using filters for a
lot longer than the current NewsProxy fad. The thing that is really
hard to nail, no matter what the filter program, is the replys (<sigh>
like mine ) to the offender's posts. Seems odd though, that NewsProxy,
at least from your example, uses a bass-ackwards scoring system compared
to more established newsreaders and filters i.e. the higher the score,
the more interesting it is, not less. Ah, well. I guess as long as it
I guess the only reason I replied to the OP in the first place was the
hope that some misguided soul who actually didn't know better might take
the conversation where it was appropriate. In this rare case, it seems
to have worked for the moment (in this one thread at least), as the bulk
of the thread is over newsfilters and the merits of webtv users ;)
I know more than enough *nix to do some very destructive things,
and not nearly enough to do very many useful things.
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