Here ya go. Don't shoot the messenger.
<networking, abuse> (Possibly influenced by British slang
"plonk" for cheap booze, or "plonker" for someone behaving
stupidly; usually written "*plonk*") The sound a newbie
makes as he falls to the bottom of a kill file. While this
term originated in the Usenet newsgroup
news:talk.bizarre, by 1994 it was widespread on Usenet and
mailing lists as a form of public ridicule.
Another theory is that it is an acronym for "Person with
Little Or No Knowledge".
n. [Usenet; very common] (alt. `KILL file') Per-user
file(s) used by some Usenet reading programs (originally Larry
Wall's `rn(1)') to discard summarily (without presenting for
reading) articles matching some particularly uninteresting (or
unwanted) patterns of subject, author, or other header lines. Thus
to add a person (or subject) to one's kill file is to arrange for
that person to be ignored by one's newsreader in future. By
extension, it may be used for a decision to ignore the person or
subject in other media. See also plonk.
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