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Re: Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 1st of November, 2008.

Verily I say unto thee, that High Plains Thumper spake thusly:
> Homer wrote:

>> [1]: Certain off-charter, abusive, anti-Linux or pro-Microsoft 
>> threads will be dropped, depending on their severity, and hence not
>> included in the stats, which are provided by me as a measure of
>> advocacy, not as a means of spreading the Trolls' lies and malice
>> even further.
> Just think Homer, if we had a comp.os.linux.advocacy.moderated group,
> you would not have to produce toll free stats.  The trolls would be
> moderated out.   :-)

I'm not naive enough to think that a group like COLA won't attract
Trolls, especially given Microsoft's documented intentions in that
regard ("Evangelism is War!"). And as others have pointed out COLA
is more like a bar than some private club ("Is this the right room
for an argument?"), which serves as a honey pot to attract all the
kooks and shills that would otherwise infest other Linux groups.

That doesn't mean I have to read any of their putrid garbage tho',
and it certainly doesn't mean I have to propagate it in the stats.

As I've said before, I would no more consider including the Trolls
crap in the stats than any other spam. It's not advocacy. Period.


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|  the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
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