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Posted by Michael B on January 10, 2010, 8:53 am

I'm not convinced it's a trolling.
I looked at the listing from a year ago at this time.
There were several active topics, and three spams.
Now, there are only about three active threads, and
they have deviated considerably off topic, and there
are at least 19 spams ranging from sneakers to
So indeed, there is still a batch of daily messages,
if you call them that, but the signal-to-noise ratio
has gotten really bad since this time last year. And
that doesn't speak well for the future.


Posted by John Fields on January 10, 2010, 1:37 pm

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:53:30 -0800 (PST), Michael B

SPAM is easy to control with properly configured filters and a decent
newsreader, and threads will wind about and go on and off topic; that's
why they're called threads...

On the other hand, shunning malevolent elements like you is a little
more difficult and putting you in your place usually requires more time
and effort than is devoted to answering the simple technical queries
expected here.

I'm sure that some folks object to your shenanigans and leave, just to
get you out of their hair, just as I'm sure there are many more who
enjoy seeing you getting slapped around and some, indeed, who enjoy
doing the slapping. :-)

Bottom line is, I think, if the attrition isn't natural because of, say,
a growing lack of interest in basic electronics,  then it's at least
partially due to trolls like you who make spending time here less than
enjoyable for those who wish the newsgroup's charter would be more
closely adhered to.


Posted by nospam on January 10, 2010, 2:38 pm

John Fields wrote:

Trolls are hardly the issue, the legendary trolls and spammers of the
1990's couldn't kill usenet, even though they could block a group for
days with massive attacks. The attrition is what it is, with the
exception of downloading media files Usenet has been is serious decline
for the last five years, it's now getting down to the diehards ( of
which I'm one) who get fewer all the time.

Posted by YD on January 11, 2010, 3:21 am

Late at night, by candle light, John Fields

I've unsubscribed a couple of groups that due to trolls and attrition
ended up equal parts inanities and spam. The really knowledgeable
people got fed up and left.

- YD.
Remove HAT if replying by mail.

Posted by krw on January 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:53:30 -0800 (PST), Michael B

You're posting from Google.  It's no wonder you're inundated with
spam.  Get a decent newsreader and dump Google and you'll see
virtually no spam.  Google is the problem, not the Usenet.

Because you use Google.

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