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  1. j.b. miller

    j.b. miller Guest

    ok lets see if this works
  2. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Looks OK to me.

  3. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    Just a note to those who read Al Borowski's posts; Replying to these posts
    gives Al the ability to censor and edit your posts by using the "Supersedes"
    header. See [ ].

    It's just a "feature" of Usenet that you may not be aware of.


  4. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Maybe he could, but only creeps actually do things like that.

  5. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    In the words of Al Borowski (exact quote), "I was just pointing out
    a technical fact. I don't think I was being impolite about it."
    Al is very big on letting people know about various Usenet features.
  6. Al Borowski

    Al Borowski Guest

    Yup. Point them out all you want, I don't care :)

    I thought I was killfiled, by the way.


  7. All discussions of Guy Macon's killfiles belong in alt.killfiles.guy-macon.

    Followups set accordingly.

    (just kidding)
  8. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    I think that's a *great* idea! I have no idea why so many people
    are obsessed with the contents of my killfile - I am second only
    to Tim Skirvin in this regard - but the topic certainly generates
    enough traffic to justify a newsgroup dedicated to it.

    We could discuss, for example, the fact that I am now using a
    scoring-based killfile system with rudamentary Bayesian filtering
    (See []). This scheme works
    very well indeed, but alas it blurs the edges of the concepts
    of "in the killfile" and "out of the killfile." With your proposed
    newsgroup, posts of "I thought I was in your killfile" could be
    refered to the newsgroup FAQ...

  9. YD

    YD Guest

    Just like you or anyone else could, what's the big deal? I note you
    have "X-no-archive:yes" in your headers while Al doesn't.

    Hey Guy, you're taking all this too seriously, lighten up a bit, will
    you? Now repeat after me: "It's only usenet, have fun." Could you do
    that? Oh, you did, good, I knew you could.

    - YD.
  10. Mark Zenier

    Mark Zenier Guest

    That's abuse of the net, and just about every ISP will TOS you if you
    do that. (If you CAN still do that. Any news server set up to prevent
    vandalism will filter it out, as the technique has been used by flood-
    bots for years).

    Part of my spam filtering system detects any "Supersedes" headers and
    I'll collect your or anyone else's scalp if they try. I've got a small

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
  11. keith

    keith Guest

    Ok, I'll play dumb here. Whoy would you care if I did a "superceeds" or
    "cancel". Sure, most ISPs don't recognize them, but it's my words I'm
    correcting/deleting. If you're talking about a snake=in-the-grass
    altering others articles, I'm with your 100%.
  12. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    In another newsgroup, Al pointed out that he canceled one of his
    posts that I was reacting to from within Google right after sending
    it. I was not aware of that, and in light of what I now know, I
    have no beef with Al, and thus won't be responding to this thread.
  13. Mark Zenier

    Mark Zenier Guest

    The latter. Some folks have to be hit up the side of the head with a
    "clue by four". Sadly, most of that sort of fool has an alternate account
    or soon gets one, but it tends to make them a bit more circumspect when
    they realize there actually is a limit to what they can do here.

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
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