Seventh, why the hell don't people learn to use a proper newsreader that
If you're gonna whine about seeing posts to rec.boats and alt.kooks, why not
learn to remove them instead?
Stop perpetuating it by replying without removing those groups from the
Some scoring examples: (-9999=KILL 9999=highlight)
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Someone posted articles that do not adhere to your rules. What do I do?
That depends on the type of offense: * Violation of a newsgroup's charter
Please inform the author about the usual conventions via e-mail first -
especially if there are particular features in addition or contrary to the
usual rules in de.*. If this does not work, simply add that author to the
kill file / the filter of your news reader.
* Problems with the content of postings
Please clarify your differences with the author directly or use the
kill file / filter of your news reader. In serious cases you can consider
legal procedures, of course. * Substantial abuse (SPAM, rogue cancel)
Please turn to firstname.lastname@example.org in such cases, attaching at least
one complete article header if possible.
What should an abuse report look like so that it can be dealt with most
* Choose or adjust the subject of your mail with care
Put something like "Complaint" or "SPAM:" at the _beginning_ of your
subject line if you keep the original subject of the posting. Otherwise we
might mistake your mail for SPAM and delete it unread. * Mail your abuse report to " email@example.com"
Do NOT mail it to "postmaster" or "webmaster". These services (mail and
www) are taken care of by other people so that your abuse report will need to
be forwarded to us.
* Tell us the reason for your complaint
It may be obvious for you, but sometimes it is hard for us to quickly
identify the reason for your complaint if you only send us the article in
question. It helps us a lot if you state briefly what you are complaining
about. * Include the Message-ID
To be able to react quickly we need the Message-ID or (even better) the
entire header of the posting in question. You normally do not need to quote
the body of the article.
* One mail is enough
We take care of every abuse report. This usually happens within 24
hours, but may take a bit longer in some cases. If you send us several mails
about the same "case", you will not speed things up but just give us more