Keep following... There's some dork who's getting his jollies.
Check the headers. If you see a post under anyone's name you recognize,
but think is way out of character or is using particularly foul
language, see if the post is coming from dizum.com.
I post from supernews, or on occasion, shaw.ca.
If you set your filters to kill anything originating from dizum.com,
you'll eliminate the brain-dead adolescent who gets its jollies by
posting such garbage. I didn't even know about the post until others
here brought it to my attention due to my kill filters.
By far, the best way to accomplish that mission is to totally, completely ignore
them. And I mean treat them like they don't exist.
No acknowledgement, no replys, no reference to them in any way, shape, or form in any
message at all.
The posters of such garbage feed on the reaction they get. No reaction means no
thrill. It may take a while, but eventually they
will disappear into other realms. In contrast to what a very wise man once said, in
this particular case, for good to prevail, it is
quite sufficient for good men to do nothing.
Wichita, KS USA
That's well and good when they're posting under anonymous aliases, but
when they start using real names of real posters something has to be
Regardless of whose name.
IAC, I reported it to dizum.com but I have no faith whatsoever that
they have any interest in dealing with it. The next step will be a
conversation with Supernews, requesting that they blacklist the entire
dizum domain. As Supernews is a major feed to major ISPs, this would
have the desired effect.
On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 07:21:35 -0600, Dave Balderstone
Dave, I sympathize with your plight, but must, respectfully, disagree with the
solution. As you say, I doubt that dizum.com will
take any action. Blacklisting dizum might - repeat, _might_ - be a case of overkill -
I don't know who else might use that service
for other, less nefarious purposes. I see no personal need for an anonymous remailer,
but others might have a legitimate need. In
any event, these lowlife bottom feeders thrive on attention - any attention, negative
or positive, is good in their sight.
But, reasonable people can disagree reasonably. My seconds will call on you shortly.
Marshmallows at 50 paces ok with you? ;)
FWIW, I use Agent as my news reader and don't know if it occurs with other readers or
not, but every post I see from the
"impersonators" has a bordered message imbedded at the beginning of the message that
says something to the effect that the message
is the content of an email. As a result, there is no mistaking when I'm looking at a
"dizum" message. I mention this to reassure you
(and anyone else that is or will be victimized by the maggot infested) that there is
no question about differentiating the valid and
counterfeit posts (for me at least). BTW, I've searched the Agent help and there
doesn't seem to be any way of creating a kill
filter on anything other that the Author and/or Subject fields. "Author" seems to
kill the valid posts as well as the counterfeit.
And who knows what the subject might be. Anybody know how to filter or "auto-kill"
messages in Agent based on the originating
Wichita, KS USA
Tom, I've been an Agent user since there was an Agent, and this is
the first time I've tried using a domain name as a filter. Agent
don't do dat. :(
I may have to change newsreaders. Bummer. I love everything else
about this program.
sure it does mike. when you right click and hit filter then add kill
filter then just cut out everything exept the @whatever.com and hit
delete or mark read and global if you wish. that blocks all from that
domain. but be carefull when you do it as someone you may want to keep
may be posting from the same domain.
Rather than abandon Agent, and have to climb a new learning curve, I went to Robert
Bonomi's web site and got a copy of NFilter (now
called News Proxy) and installed it. All I had to do was copy the name of the news
server from the Agent configuration to the
NFilter config and then change the entry in Agent to "localhost". He also has a
pretty comprehensive list of filter entries
available for download. The site is http://www.r-bonomi.com/rec.woodworking/ (hope
you don't mind the reference, Robert.).
I'll probably continue to use the native Agent filtering for subject and author
filters and thread ignores since they are so easy to
create and use the News Proxy dat file for the fancy stuff.
Wichita, KS USA
Actually it was closer to,
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing"
I believe it was written by a newspaper man in the 40's in reference to the
rise of Nazi'ism in Germany.
I really like that line.
Actually a quick google search reveals that the quotation is attributed to
Edmund Burke, Edmund Burke (1729-1797). British statesman, parliamentary
orator and political thinker, played a prominent part in all major political
issues for about 30 years after 1765, and remained an important figure in
the history of political theory.
Yep, that's the quote I was intending to paraphrase. Maybe I should have clarified my
I agree with the author in the vast majority of situations. However in this specific
case, where, I believe, the intent is to cause
disruption, doing absolutely nothing will deny the maggot eaters their desired effect.
Thanks for the quote.
Not a chance, baby. Plus, that's way too new for me. I'm old school
when it comes to Babs - Second Hand Rose, He Touched Me, People, Among
My Souvenirs, etc... now that's my idea of entertainment.
O'Deen - who not only knows the tunes Scott C. has sung, but could
tell you the keys, the usual cuts and that there is no show less
deserving of all its written encores than, "Girl Crazy."
Additionally, that most musical theatre choreographers think that
tempo is a bad Ford product, that stage directors think that
singing-on-key is a Chinese laundry, and very quickly... how can you
tell a soprano is at your door? She can't find the key and doesn't
know when to come in.
I only sing them in the shower - I'm the guy at the piano for the
local community theater productions, more often than not, all by my
lonesome. So you might say I know the score on all of your points above -
but I have to partly disagree on the "Girl Crazy" thing. Stupid show, but
there is no such thing as too much Gershwin.
Q: What's the best way to confuse a drummer?
A: Put a sheet of music in front of him.
Scott, who don't transpose for nobody.
Hung jury? It's simply a design defect PC built into the fence to
avoid Black and Decker suing their ass off. Our resident expert, Fly
By Night Copper Co., has said recently its been fixed with the Type 3.
I still use my friend's Type 2, and just allow for the gap with the
depth adjusters. It's still perfectly usable.
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