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Posted by Cosmopolite on March 26, 2005, 12:04 am
Is there a reason why I cannot get most of Nick's articles
When I click on to them, I get an error message stating
" no such article "
Any ideas ?

Posted by nicksanspam on March 26, 2005, 12:07 am

I've noticed that somebody's cancelling articles.

When or if we find out who that is, they may lose their isp.


Posted by Cosmopolite on March 26, 2005, 12:26 am
 nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote:

I hope that you are sucessfull.
It's one thing, to disagree with your views, but quite another,
to dissallow them.

Posted by nicksanspam on March 26, 2005, 1:13 am

And lose big in a lawsuit. I suspect Steve Scott and Paul Milligan.

Agreed. Meanwhile, you can always find my postings at



Posted by daestrom on March 26, 2005, 2:11 am

Ah, but that is the difference between a 'moderated' group and an
'unmoderated' one.  Generally, the moderator's of a 'moderated group' *do*
have the right to delete messages.  Although "it's a free country", not all
newsgroups are free.

Usually, the moderator's delete messages that are way off the mark, grossly
inflamatory or libelous.  Or if you just pi** them off bad enough.  If the
moderator's of a group are too flagerant, then folks just find someplace
else to meet and chat.  Of course, if they don't excersize *some* degree of
moderating, then you see a lot of unrelated spam, for-sale posts, and other
off-topic stuff.

Depending on their relation with the news server owner (sometimes the
moderator *is* the news server in specialty forums), there may be no legal
remedy other than to go post elsewhere.  A news server such as google is not
*required* to carry any particular person's content.  Not like equal-air
time on public access channels (yet).


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