This election is pretty important to both sides, so people are
talking about it. So what? Just ignore what you don't want to read and
enjoy the stuff you do want to read. Think quality, not quantity.
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I tend to agree. If your filter caught the 50%, other than as a statistic,
what's the big deal? Then to follow with "see you in 2005" which apparently
means you won't be posting, etc. for a bit also doesn't make sense.
This is the INTERNET way folks. Is now, has been and will be forever. You
have to deal with the trolls, etc. as you see fit. Personally, I don't mind
wading through a bit of crap to get to some of the more interesting threads
on the wreck.
If you don't let it get to you and just hit the delete key, you'll feel a
whole lot better.
Of course, as always, this is just MHO,
In about 6 hours since you posted this thread, there are 22 responses on my
machine (I'm pretty frequent with the PLONK) there may be more for other
folks... and 6 of them are from you. So, you made a major contribution to
the crap you complained about.
Thought you were leaving?
On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 09:56:03 -0600, Dave Balderstone
Just counted for the last couple of days - 420 essentially on-topic
posts, 80 political or obscene. That works out to about 19%.
The S/N ratio in here is still pretty good.
Dave, I'd say that many more people reading your post agree with your
sentiment than disagree but that's probably not true since most
wreckers interested in discussing woodworking have moved on to greener
I don't see it improving period. Usenet was a great experiment but
it's time has come and gone. As sad as it is, r.w. is pretty good
relative to other groups but it's catching up pretty fast.
On 12 Oct 2004 16:19:51 -0700, half firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike) wrote:
You might try joining a moderated mail group, Mike. I think they're
the wave of the future. There's almost instantaneous response...and
the unwanteds simply get booted.
Have a nice one...
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I participate in a few other woodworking discussion groups that are
quasi-moderated. By that I mean, when a discussion degrades to
pointless bickering (or well-before that stage), one of the moderators
asks them to cool it and that is usually enough. If people in here
would stop responding to the FL Patriot troll, the noise level in here
would drop drastically. Extend that practice to avoid Tom W.'s
on-line breakdown and the noise would be _very_ tolerable.
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