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Tully
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      01-06-2008
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<(E-Mail Removed)>,
Rich <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On Jan 3, 6:11 pm, Sparky <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > I thought this was a rec.photo.digital group?
> > why is anytime i come i see dating services, make free money, get a
> > free plasma tv when you pay 1000 dollars?
> > this is turning into rec.ads.spam or something
> >
> > who is owner and why dont they clean this place up

>
> Because there are 1.3 BILLION CHINESE and Google loves every one of
> the little commie bastards, so they are a portal for their SPAM.


This is an outrageous stereotype. Not all Chinese are little, and many
have been born of legitimately wed parents.
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hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained
unchanged throughout the millennia." Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
 
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Ron Hunter
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      01-07-2008
Tully wrote:
> In article
> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Rich <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> On Jan 3, 6:11 pm, Sparky <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> I thought this was a rec.photo.digital group?
>>> why is anytime i come i see dating services, make free money, get a
>>> free plasma tv when you pay 1000 dollars?
>>> this is turning into rec.ads.spam or something
>>>
>>> who is owner and why dont they clean this place up

>> Because there are 1.3 BILLION CHINESE and Google loves every one of
>> the little commie bastards, so they are a portal for their SPAM.

>
> This is an outrageous stereotype. Not all Chinese are little, and many
> have been born of legitimately wed parents.


As a matter of fact, the tallest known person alive is Chinese.
 
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Miles
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      01-25-2008
* Allen wrote:
> Miles wrote:
>> * Sparky wrote:

> You could put this filter in the News folder and it would work for all
> newsgroups to which you are subscribed. I have that one, and 163.com,
> 126.com and a few others in the News folder instead of adding them to
> each and every group.
> Allen


Apparently it doesn't work if only placed in the general News folder's
file "msgFilterRules.dat" for I am still seeing tons of daily "cmsg
cancel" and "shoes" in this newsgroup. So today copied the filter from
News to this NG's .dat file and will see if it works. FYI, here's the
latest nuance of the Thunderbird filter:

version="8"
logging="no"
name="Delete unwanted NG msgs"
enabled="yes"
type="4"
action="Mark read"
action="Ignore thread"
condition="OR (subject,contains,CMSG Cancel) OR (subject,contains,M.I.)
OR (subject,contains,M,I,) OR (subject,contains,M-I,) OR
(subject,contains,M`I) OR (subject,contains,M'I) OR (subject,contains,M
I) OR (subject,contains,shoes) OR (subject,contains,boobs) OR
(subject,contains,watches) OR (subject,contains,CMSG cancel) OR
(subject,contains,cmsg cancel) OR (subject,contains,shoes-) OR
(subject,contains,shoes,)"

And if this works, I'll certainly add a few more sporge words commonly
used in the subject.
Miles
 
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Kevin McMurtrie
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      01-25-2008
In article <C1amj.385$(E-Mail Removed)>,
Miles <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> * Allen wrote:
> > Miles wrote:
> >> * Sparky wrote:

> > You could put this filter in the News folder and it would work for all
> > newsgroups to which you are subscribed. I have that one, and 163.com,
> > 126.com and a few others in the News folder instead of adding them to
> > each and every group.
> > Allen

>
> Apparently it doesn't work if only placed in the general News folder's
> file "msgFilterRules.dat" for I am still seeing tons of daily "cmsg
> cancel" and "shoes" in this newsgroup. So today copied the filter from
> News to this NG's .dat file and will see if it works. FYI, here's the
> latest nuance of the Thunderbird filter:
>
> version="8"
> logging="no"
> name="Delete unwanted NG msgs"
> enabled="yes"
> type="4"
> action="Mark read"
> action="Ignore thread"
> condition="OR (subject,contains,CMSG Cancel) OR (subject,contains,M.I.)
> OR (subject,contains,M,I,) OR (subject,contains,M-I,) OR
> (subject,contains,M`I) OR (subject,contains,M'I) OR (subject,contains,M
> I) OR (subject,contains,shoes) OR (subject,contains,boobs) OR
> (subject,contains,watches) OR (subject,contains,CMSG cancel) OR
> (subject,contains,cmsg cancel) OR (subject,contains,shoes-) OR
> (subject,contains,shoes,)"
>
> And if this works, I'll certainly add a few more sporge words commonly
> used in the subject.
> Miles


There's only one filter parameter that you need:

Organization=Google

Google is the one and only major Usenet feed that's friendly to
criminals. Other feeds might have a random spam here and there due to a
hijacked account but it's nothing like the relentless flood from Google.

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Miles
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      01-25-2008
* Kevin McMurtrie wrote:
> In article <C1amj.385$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Miles <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> * Allen wrote:
>>> Miles wrote:
>>>> * Sparky wrote:


> There's only one filter parameter that you need:
>
> Organization=Google
>
> Google is the one and only major Usenet feed that's friendly to
> criminals. Other feeds might have a random spam here and there due to a
> hijacked account but it's nothing like the relentless flood from Google.
>


In Mozilla's NG's I understand that many of the normal msgs, not spam,
are from Google, not directly from the NG. So if the same exists here
or in other groups, stand to lose msgs.
 
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Evan Platt
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      01-25-2008
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:50:11 GMT, Miles
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>In Mozilla's NG's I understand that many of the normal msgs, not spam,
>are from Google, not directly from the NG. So if the same exists here
>or in other groups, stand to lose msgs.


I've been filtering GG crap for quite a while now. Dealing with the
large amount of crap in exchange for the small amount of good that
comes from Google just wasn't worth it. I'd rather miss minimal good
stuff than have minimal good stuff and tons of spam.

Yes, I know the saying about throwing out the baby with the bath
water, but this baby should never have been born.
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Miles
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      01-25-2008
* Miles wrote:
> * Allen wrote:
>> Miles wrote:
>>> * Sparky wrote:

>> You could put this filter in the News folder and it would work for all
>> newsgroups to which you are subscribed. I have that one, and 163.com,
>> 126.com and a few others in the News folder instead of adding them to
>> each and every group.
>> Allen

>
> Apparently it doesn't work if only placed in the general News folder's
> file "msgFilterRules.dat" for I am still seeing tons of daily "cmsg
> cancel" and "shoes" in this newsgroup. So today copied the filter from
> News to this NG's .dat file and will see if it works.


My previous note was in error. Discovered that I had an extra folder
called "news" that only contained msgFilterRules.dat and thought that
would suffice for all newsgroup servers, but it does not. So the
filter is now only in the one msgFilterRules.dat under the
news.sf.sbcglobal.net server and that should take care of all newsgroups
subscribed to from that server, not other servers.
 
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Miles
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      01-25-2008
* Evan Platt wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:50:11 GMT, Miles
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> In Mozilla's NG's I understand that many of the normal msgs, not spam,
>> are from Google, not directly from the NG. So if the same exists here
>> or in other groups, stand to lose msgs.

>
> I've been filtering GG crap for quite a while now. Dealing with the
> large amount of crap in exchange for the small amount of good that
> comes from Google just wasn't worth it. I'd rather miss minimal good
> stuff than have minimal good stuff and tons of spam.
>
> Yes, I know the saying about throwing out the baby with the bath
> water, but this baby should never have been born.


You two may be right, and since I don't have any idea of the quantity of
msgs from Google in the newsgroups I subscribe to under
news.sbcglobal.net I'll watch it for a few days with the current filter
in place before dumping the baby.
 
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Stewy
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      01-26-2008
In article
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Tully <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> In article
> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Rich <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 3, 6:11 pm, Sparky <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > > I thought this was a rec.photo.digital group?
> > > why is anytime i come i see dating services, make free money, get a
> > > free plasma tv when you pay 1000 dollars?
> > > this is turning into rec.ads.spam or something
> > >
> > > who is owner and why dont they clean this place up

> >
> > Because there are 1.3 BILLION CHINESE and Google loves every one of
> > the little commie bastards, so they are a portal for their SPAM.

>
> This is an outrageous stereotype. Not all Chinese are little, and many
> have been born of legitimately wed parents.


Yeah, right! It's like saying all north Americans are poorly educated,
underinsured supporters of blowing away ANYONE who steps on your
driveway.
 
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Miles
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      02-03-2008
* Evan Platt wrote, On 1/25/2008 09:31:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:50:11 GMT, Miles
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> In Mozilla's NG's I understand that many of the normal msgs, not spam,
>> are from Google, not directly from the NG. So if the same exists here
>> or in other groups, stand to lose msgs.

>
> I've been filtering GG crap for quite a while now. Dealing with the
> large amount of crap in exchange for the small amount of good that
> comes from Google just wasn't worth it. I'd rather miss minimal good
> stuff than have minimal good stuff and tons of spam.
>
> Yes, I know the saying about throwing out the baby with the bath
> water, but this baby should never have been born.



You two are right. There remain multitudes of spam in this newsgroup
so have filtered Google. However, not certain if done correctly:

From contains organization=google
From contains http://groups.google.com
Delete msgs and ignore thread.

Didn't know if it should be in the from field, but nothing else was
appropriate. And then questioned the use of "organization."
And see that most spam headers are from http://groups.google.com, so
added that filter.

Appreciate knowing if this is done correctly or not.
Miles

 
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