Also, I think I'm going to create comp.unix.programmer.moderated

Also, I think I'm going to create comp.unix.programmer.moderated

Post by K-mart Cas » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 08:20:11


so that I can filter out all the spammers.
 
 
 

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Post by Ian Collin » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:45:44


What spammers? Use a decent server/client combination if you don't want
to see any; there's no need for a moderated group.

I don't think I've ever seen any spam on this group.

--
Ian Collins

 
 
 

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Post by Kenneth Br » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:52:19


[in the subject] Also, I think I'm going to create
comp.unix.programmer.moderated


And if you think that moderated groups don't have spam, you're deluding
yourself.

--
Kenneth Brody
 
 
 

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Post by William Ah » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 04:58:17


I've fortunately forgotten whether it was this group and/or comp.lang.c, but
for several months on my end there was a deluge of spam, similar in severity
to the sci.crypt attack a few years ago. Now I just filter out posts from
Google and things are back to normal--little to no spam--with the exception
of some breaks in threads.

My upstream is Giganews. Complaints sent to them were in vain.
 
 
 

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Post by Xavier Roc » Fri, 23 Oct 2009 05:02:48

William Ahern a rit :

Use a real news server, not a war^Wbinaries provider. The big poblems
with servers whose only argument is "365 days of binary retention" is
that they just do not care about text groups and are only interested in
providing .. err .. "binaries".
 
 
 

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Post by phil-news- » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 02:19:10


|> > so that I can filter out all the spammers.
|
|> What spammers? Use a decent server/client combination if you don't want
|> to see any; there's no need for a moderated group.
|
|> I don't think I've ever seen any spam on this group.
|
| I've fortunately forgotten whether it was this group and/or comp.lang.c, but
| for several months on my end there was a deluge of spam, similar in severity
| to the sci.crypt attack a few years ago. Now I just filter out posts from
| Google and things are back to normal--little to no spam--with the exception
| of some breaks in threads.
|
| My upstream is Giganews. Complaints sent to them were in vain.

Unless the source of the spam is Giganews itself, what are they going to
be able to do for you that you can't do for yourself in your own client?
If you are unhappy with Giganews, try another provider.

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Post by Andrew Sma » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 05:15:55


So, you newreader is able to cross reference messages posted to
the the newsgroup of interest and remove any that look distinctly
similar to posts that have also been made to some of the 10,000
other newsgroups that you don't subscribe to? No one in doubting
the benefit of client side filtering but things work an awful lot
better if the bulk of the work is already done at the server.

As for the OP's comments, good luck. I suggest you try sending
out the appropriate newgroup message and seeing how far you get.
This is a big-8 hierarchy after all.

--
Andrew Smallshaw
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
 
 
 

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Post by Donkey Hot » Sun, 25 Oct 2009 05:33:35

23.10.2009 23:15, Andrew Smallshaw kirjoitti:





I personally lost 100% of spam, and probably 3% of ham when I blocked
Google Groups from my feed.

Seriously. I may have lost something, but if it is important then non
Google users respond to it, quoting the original, and I get the info.

This is perfect. No spam ever since.

--
Q: How many Zen masters does it take to *** in a light bulb?
A: None. The Universe spins the bulb, and the Zen master stays out
of the way.
 
 
 

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Post by phil-news- » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:27:43


|> Unless the source of the spam is Giganews itself, what are they going to
|> be able to do for you that you can't do for yourself in your own client?
|> If you are unhappy with Giganews, try another provider.
|
| So, you newreader is able to cross reference messages posted to
| the the newsgroup of interest and remove any that look distinctly
| similar to posts that have also been made to some of the 10,000
| other newsgroups that you don't subscribe to? No one in doubting
| the benefit of client side filtering but things work an awful lot
| better if the bulk of the work is already done at the server.

I'm not expecting a news provider to do all that cross referencing based
work. That would increase their costs.

See the other followup to your post.

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