Need for moderator

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jack, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    This newsgroup needs a moderator so we don't have to put up with the
    morons who post pornography.
    Jack, Feb 13, 2004
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    Millybags Guest

    I'm leaving this NG - I don't need the language.
    Millybags, Feb 13, 2004
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    Rick Guest

    Don't fret, the problem is being worked on. While anonymous
    remailers make tracing a bit more difficult, there is no such thing
    as an anonymous post on Usenet. Fortunately this current idiot
    doesn't know when to stop.
    Rick, Feb 13, 2004
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    gr Guest

    Right Jack, and I assume you're volunteering?

    Yeah... didn't think so. But thanks for your contribution... not.
    gr, Feb 13, 2004
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    Rick Guest

    One word: hipcrime

    I'd much rather put up with the occasional whacko than deal
    with cancel/supersede attacks. The former is simply a nuisance,
    the latter destroys newsgroups.
    Rick, Feb 13, 2004
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    mhlife Guest

    mhlife, Feb 13, 2004
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    Burrito Guest

    There's little doubt that it's only a disturbed 13 year old that's
    doing the posting. They will catch up with him and cancel his
    father's ISP account, all in good time...
    Burrito, Feb 13, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    It is not a 13 year old, but one of those sad sad a forty somethings who
    live with their mother, never married, never dated, too "delicate" to keep a
    Tony Spadaro, Feb 13, 2004
  9. Jack

    end user too Guest

    It took me one minute to block those senders and those dumb enough to reply.
    end user too, Feb 14, 2004
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    gr Guest

    Frankly, I doubt that. If they're using anonymous remailers, it's pretty
    much impossible to track them without several search warrants. I very much
    doubt cops in several countries could care less if someone is flaming you.
    Besides, many remailers don't keep stats for the very purpose of not being
    traceable. Yes, it's possible to track them, but the probability it is
    being done is very low. And what would be the punishment if they were
    caught... they'd lose their account and get another one at a different
    ISP... big deal.
    gr, Feb 14, 2004
  11. Seems an inadequate justification to me.

    And look at how little traffic gets.

    (*Changing* an existing group to moderated is unfeasible; it'd have to
    be a *new* moderated, group.)
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 14, 2004
  12. I'll second that!

    Fred A. Miller, Feb 15, 2004
  13. New to newsgroups?

    There are already moderated digital newsgroups for those that want and
    or need them.. That's why this one isn't. It's the price we pay for
    having an open group.

    Just killfile the stuff you don't want to see.

    I may not like the stuff either, but <delete> works quite well.
    My reader only downloads when I tell it to so I can clean it up prior
    to any one else viewing the posts.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    Roger Halstead, Feb 15, 2004
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    Steve Young Guest

    We went through that here, maybe near 2 years ago, weathered it just fine
    Perdy annoying though, I do remember the time delay to repost left a lot of my
    humor dry lot's of sorting doubles. :(
    Steve Young, Feb 15, 2004
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    Steve Young Guest

    nope that fella was just a poster here, even though he may have been a
    sock puppet.
    Steve Young, Feb 15, 2004
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    Steve Young Guest

    It's interesting you say this Andrew, because ATT honors them and I did see the
    lead vulgar topic post of a current renammed thread disappear this morning,
    poof and it was gone. Now there seem to be no more vulgar posts :)

    To those folks watching this activity, you will not know it if the message has
    been downloaded and cached, I saw it from a 2nd news 'account' set up in my

    IMHO, the cancel command can be a very useful tool, unfortunately, there is a
    downside to it which providers don't wish to expose themselves. As others have
    noted (daytripper, Rick), this blows it for everyone :(

    Steve Young
    Steve Young, Feb 15, 2004
  17. Jack

    Steve Young Guest

    I'm not laughing, never did, unless you know something about me I don't
    Still speaking for me? It's not clear to me who the troll is ... *yet*
    (though it does appear he doesn't care much for your hide)
    Steve Young, Feb 15, 2004
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    Steve Young Guest

    Would that be true Ron, if a robot filtered all messages, by a list of naughty
    keywords words, agreed to by the community? Maybe just subject lines and nyms.
    Nothing else gets touched
    Steve Young, Feb 19, 2004
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    Steve Young Guest

    I disagree, I think it could be tough enough to discourage a troll, but let's go

    Lots and lots of filter construction information has now been scattered through
    this photo newsgroup. Ya know, we're not the only Usenet newsgroup to ever
    encounter these problems. Why not a common place where knowledge can accumulate
    and needing groups can visit as they need help putting out the fires, say:
    news.user.filter ?

    Steve Young
    Steve Young, Feb 20, 2004
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    I agree; *that* would be censorship, as stated, but posts that have
    nothing to do with recreation in the form of digital photography or
    didn't naturally evolve out of such a discussion should be moved
    somewhere else, like

    Censorship and organization are two completely different things.
    JPS, Feb 20, 2004
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