I consider just about any thread asking about magazines to be
equivalent to a troll, so just hit ignore on those too. I'm pretty
ruthless and try to keep it trimmed down. Takes me 10 to 30 min. each
day to read and respond to what interests me on this group. I skim
topics and only retrieve bodies for those that seem interesting. When
I look in my newsreader right now I see about 95% on-topic posts.
Check it out on "Advanced Groups Search" on Google (using authors
"Leon" & then "Bay Area Dave"). You'll see that Microsoft has once
again developed inadequate software, unless they too have plonked him.
Replace "no" with "yk" for real email address
BAD has changed his email addy a few times. The MS tracking filters use the
email addy, not the alias, to track usage.
A Google count has, between 01 Jan 2003 and 31 Dec 2003 inclusive:
1. BAD - 3640 posts, (avg 303 per month)
(Search done on nickname Bay Area Dave; BAD used firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com in the period)
2. JOAT (including T.) - 3100 posts (avg 258 per month)
(search done on email addy, not nickname, to filter trolls who stole his
3. Leon - 2820 posts (avg 235 per month), (includes all Leon's posting)
But then, who's counting...
I think I really need to go back to work tomorrow.
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