USENET WARNING ABOUT TRACKERS/ TRACKER / DEBBIE

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by splatter, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. splatter

    splatter Guest

    USENET POST WARNING
    ====================
    The User by the name "Tracker" aka "Debbie", VPNSISHACKERSSECRET, aka
    "snailmail" regularly posts incorrect, misleading and damaging information,
    to rely on the advice of this person could result in irreparable damage to
    your system. It is my personal advice not to listen to anything that this
    person posts and certainly to not attempt or believe anything this person
    advises.

    PLEASE DON'T REPLY OR FEED HER NONSENSE!! Your only making yourself look as
    foolish as she is.

    DP
     
    splatter, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. splatter

    Interlude Guest

    Wise words. I wish more could have come from past attempts to educate this
    person. Disappointingly, this warning is all that's needed from now on. Oh
    and perhaps a kill filter or three.

    Interlude.
     
    Interlude, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. splatter

    tracker Guest

    Thanks for the support.

    Tracker
     
    tracker, Sep 23, 2003
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  4. splatter

    splatter Guest

    Wise words. I wish more could have come from past attempts to educate this
    Well I borrowed most of it from a previous poster but thanks :) I'll try
    and post something like this regularly and maybe we can all just ignore her
    ass until she goes away.

    Question to the group. How often should a warning like this be done? Is once
    a week fine? I don't want to piss people off, I just think that if ignoring
    her is the only way but we don't want newbie's to listen to her then a
    regular public service announcement will do the trick.

    DP
     
    splatter, Sep 23, 2003
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  5. I don't think that you'd have to post it as often as you feel that you
    do. I feel as though you overestimate the potential harm that could arise
    from her contributions as even newbies like myself are unlikely to just go &
    take the advice from the first post read & use it for major system tweaking!
    Sure, it's possible but then anybody who'd approach their pc security
    like that would probably come unstuck soon enough anyway.
    This whole affair is really quite sad & lowers my enjoyment of what is
    otherwise a lively & educational group.
    I know that she exasperates people with her postings but I do think that
    the chances of somebody actually using her advice are much lower than
    perhaps you think & she's probably just best left to her own devices. In a
    way, it's tragic as it appears as though she wants people to think that
    she's more like you lot; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after
    all!!
     
    Timothy Lister, Sep 23, 2003
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    | Question to the group. How often should a warning like this be done? Is once
    | a week fine? I don't want to piss people off, I just think that if ignoring
    | her is the only way but we don't want newbie's to listen to her then a
    | regular public service announcement will do the trick.

    My recommendation is that the first person to notice a new thread started by
    her should post the response. Everyone
    else should immediately kill the thread and ignore any other replies.

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    David Postill, Sep 23, 2003
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  7. splatter

    splatter Guest

     
    splatter, Sep 23, 2003
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    Chuck Guest

    Daily, til she goes away (forever?). Let the regulars here filter you
    if they wish. You're trying to catch the newbies - and discourage
    them from encouraging her.


    Chuck Croll

    I hate spam - Please get rid of the spam if you want to email me!!
    Trusted Computing? Right! http://www.againsttcpa.com/
     
    Chuck, Sep 23, 2003
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  9. splatter

    splatter Guest

    Eeek... I see where your coming from but it will be lonely if I manage to
    make it on everyone's kill file. That's easy enough to figure out though, I
    can use a bot & post under a different pseudonym.

    DP
     
    splatter, Sep 23, 2003
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  10. splatter

    donutbandit Guest

    Why the hell did you have to start this up again?

    To draw attention to yourself?

    You just did.

    PLONK
     
    donutbandit, Sep 24, 2003
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  11. splatter

    Chuck Guest

    I say Go For It. I've tried posting the first reply to her drivel
    several times, but she and I appear to be using different news
    servers, and mine seems to lag 12 - 24 hours behind hers. So every
    time I'd see her latest drivel, it would already be followed by half a
    dozen dumbass replies and attempts to reason with her.

    So, if you post consistently under a pseudonym, all the regulars here
    can filter it, but the newbies won't. And they'll be warned to:
    1) Ignore the drivel;
    2) Do not reply to the drivel.

    The historical pseudonyms VPNSISHACKERSSECRET and
    snailmail might seem a bit dated though - maybe you could update the
    content of the notice a bit.


    Chuck Croll

    Spam sucks - PLEASE get rid of the spam before emailing me!
     
    Chuck, Sep 24, 2003
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  12. splatter

    Zarggg Guest

    splatter wrote On 23 Sep 03 15:54:
    Please don't spam the newsgroup in an attempt to cleanse it.
    Purification by immolation never works. :(
     
    Zarggg, Sep 24, 2003
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  13. splatter

    splatter Guest

    PLONK
    and this is supposed to upset me why?
     
    splatter, Sep 24, 2003
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  14. splatter

    lazimodo Guest

    From: "lazimodo @gosympatico.ca>" <lazimodo<nospam>
    Subject: Permently Plonked - California Must Have Good Drugs 66.52.240.126
    Date: September 28, 2003 11:18 PM

    Somebody

    Complaints about 66.52.240.126 should be directed here

     
    lazimodo, Sep 29, 2003
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