On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:32:24 GMT
"Martha Adams" <mhada@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I remember what usenet was twenty years ago. Its going public
> has been a social disaster, I think. For one thing, the today's
> topic environment is well fitted to drive away rational people who
> have useful and meaningful things to say. I'm not awfully
> impressed by Microsoft's products; but I notice that my XP offers
> a simple resource to deal with some of this unhealthy and
> morbidly conceived noise.
> 1) Click Messages, click Block Sender. The Sender whose
> message you have your pointer on is blocked; and the system
> gives you the opportunity to remove all that sender's ...doings,
> from your messages list.
> 2) Click on Tools, Message Rules, Blocked Senders List, gives
> you your current List for review (good practice).
> My Blocked Senders list amounts to two presently:
> - newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> - "Ray Schitzmepantz" swilliams5656@xxxxxxxxxxx (just added)
> I can skip over much of the rubbish here, because it seems to me,
> those who post it fail to recognize how very much their chosen
> "user" names say about themselves. Further, they don't recognize
> the messages they write as rich information resources concerning
> their individual mental pathologies.
> That can be a fun little clinical game, if I'm in the mood for it.
> But generally, it's nice to have an effective automatic resource to
> avoid the most monotonous and repetitive posters here.
This is not a user help newsgroup. If it's related to linux in a
positive sense, it's to be posted here. Each to their own, but this is
what the newsgroup name relates to.
Regards, Ed :: http://www.usenix.org.uk
just another linux person
Once Mr. T tried to make a copy of himself. He didn't like it and
pitied it. Automatically, the copies shrunk. Today we know such
copies as Chinese people.