Follow ups being ignored.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Douglas, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Guest

    It has become an issue in recent times to correctly employ the use of
    follow-up headers in posting to the photo groups and in particular, country
    specific groups. I'd like to provide those responsible Netizens who actually
    care about the well being of Usenet with some information on how to limit

    I, like a couple of other responsible (well more responsible perhaps)
    subscribers have taken to setting follow-ups as required under the RFC of
    Usenet. Sadly a few ignorant trolls are hell bent on ignoring responsible
    posting practices.

    Even more sadly these people are American. They regularly re-insert groups
    not in the follow-up list when replying to messages. The worst offender is
    none other than my own personal troll, Annika1980 - my bitch!

    With the intent to provide the unsure (as opposed to the uncaring) with
    information on how to ensure cross posted messages do not attract cross
    posted replies... I offer these gems of wisdom.

    In Outlook Express you can gain access to the header pane from the "view"
    menu ticking "view all headers". This enables you to see what group the
    original message is set to accept follow-up replies at. The only time
    netiquette and the RFCs condone altering this destination is when your news
    server does not carry the group set for follow-ups.

    Another way to limit hostilities between nations is for Americans to
    recognize sovereignty of other countries. Groups beginning with the
    abbreviation of a country (I.E.) IT, AUS, CAN, DE etc are country specific
    groups. Unless people have on-topic items of specific interest to people in
    these countries, they are best not to post to them and thereby avoiding a

    Posting links to photo suitable for General Exhibition in is
    actually on-topic. Posting defamation and opinions on anything not related
    to AUStralian PHOTOs is not welcome nor is it acceptable behaviour. I am
    guilty of taking a personal situation into this group myself but seeing as
    it is now a legal matter... I'll stop.

    Groups with ALT, REC etc as the first identifiers are international groups
    even though they may have originated in a specific country. The charter for
    these groups may or may not allow commercial advertising. Groups without a
    charter (such as) Aus.Photo can have on-topic commercial posts without
    breaching etiquette.

    The subject of Netiquette is, like most rules for behaviour a boring one.
    Start here for a simplified overview of it. Nym-shifting, mail2news
    services and privacy proxy servers have all emerged as ways to defeat common
    decency by hiding the identity of a person attacking someone through news
    groups and forums - particularly Google Groups.

    This is all going to change in 2008. Google have acknowledged their roll in
    society and are taking steps to prevent the disgusting behaviour of a few
    from embroiling Google in serious law suits.

    Posted in the hope Usenet Netizens will adopt a responsible manner when
    communicating with each other.

    Watch out for the pig with wings,
    Douglas, Dec 6, 2007
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  2. Douglas

    canon.user Guest

    [ added back in]
    Can you point me to some info on the Google changes for 2008?
    canon.user, Dec 7, 2007
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  3. Douglas

    Mr. Strat Guest

    Can you point me to some info on the Google changes for 2008?[/QUOTE]

    I'm wondering if they have acknowledged their "roll" or role...
    Mr. Strat, Dec 7, 2007
  4. Douglas

    canon.user Guest

    I'm wondering if they have acknowledged their "roll" or role...[/QUOTE]

    I guess we have to wait for Douglas to respond to know that ;-)
    canon.user, Dec 7, 2007
  5. Actually if you simply use a good set of filters there is plenty of open
    and meaningful dialog, and the S/N ratio goes up significantly.

    See "" for a text
    file of e-mail addresses to filter.

    If you're using Thunderbird, you can simply cut and paste the contents
    of "" into your own
    "" file.

    The only negative is the resident troll that changes e-mail addresses
    with every post in order to get past everyone's kill files. Such is
    life, but as far as I can tell, he's the only person doing that.
    SMS 斯蒂文• å¤, Dec 8, 2007
  6. Yes, filters improve the s/n ratio, but that's for those who have been
    around a while and know how to and choose to use them. It pretty much
    leaves out the newcomer who wants to learn something about photography.
    John McWilliams, Dec 9, 2007
  7. Such is Usenet. While seems to attract a
    disproportionate number of trolls, all the Usenet groups seem to have a
    plethora of spammers trying to sell a wide variety of garbage, and
    spammers that happen to have "found" some great web site. Fortunately
    most news readers do an adequate job of filtering by both e-mail
    addresses and key words.

    Sometimes I get in the mood of filtering anyone that even responds to
    the trolls, because that just encourages them to troll even more.
    SMS 斯蒂文• å¤, Dec 9, 2007
  8. Douglas

    Annika1980 Guest

    What's stoppin you from posting photo-related posts?
    I notice your fingers ain't broke when it comes time for your weekly
    preaching to D-Mac and me.
    Come to think of it, I can't recall you ever offering up any
    photographic discussion. But boy you come flyin in here fast whenever
    someone is going at it.

    So what I'm sayin is, "You can kiss my ass way up in the red!"
    Annika1980, Dec 9, 2007
  9. In John's defense, he thrives on stroking idiots. And boy he's having a
    field day with both of you.
    He can't since his photography and Photoshop manipulation skills are worse
    than yours. I'm not even sure if John knows how to use a keygen?
    You shouldn't be publicly bragging about how red your ass is. The way it
    seems them Catholic priests did a lot of pounding on your ass in an effort
    to tenderize it.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 9, 2007
  10. Douglas

    Annika1980 Guest

    Ah, so he's a masturbator.

    I kinda doubt that. I think I've been in one Catholic church in my
    Too much kneelin and beggin for me.
    Annika1980, Dec 9, 2007
  11. Neither of you can or will accept responsibility for your parts in this
    mess. Brett resorts to red-neck insults and you seem to think I am
    putting all responsibility on you.

    As to persuading Brett?? Hah! He's shown his colors enough to make me
    believe he's not capable of changing. Certainly not desirous.

    In any event, both of you continue to blame the other, make threats and
    throw tantrums. It will stop only when one of you gains the cojones to
    totally ignore the other and little pricks like the ones masquerading as
    John McWilliams, Dec 9, 2007
  12. What self-respecting Catholic priest would do you on the alter when he can
    take you out back?

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 9, 2007
  13. Douglas

    ASAAR Guest

    If he won't heed that advice from Jeff Foxworthy I doubt that
    he'll take it from you!
    ASAAR, Dec 9, 2007

  14. Come to think of it, how many posts are there by non-troll beginners
    over the last six months that haven't been quickly devoured by either
    trolls, pests, or you, Douglas or Rita?

    Whyncha' point out just a couple?
    John McWilliams, Dec 9, 2007
  15. Douglas

    Annika1980 Guest

    Are those repressed memories surfacing again?
    Is that why you changed your name to Berkowitz?
    Annika1980, Dec 10, 2007
  16. Maybe he simply needs his prostate massaged with a corncob that has been
    soaked overnight in turpentine? That will light up his world and adjust his

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Dec 10, 2007
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