Because it's not a moderated group, and for some reason the nuts collect
here. The more you refrain from replying to them, the less reward they
get from posting.
It is unfortunate, but it's the price you pay for an unmoderated group.
If you have the latest Thunderbird you can filter out the posts by where
they are cross-posted.
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Hans: It es yoost like ven Svan unt Ollie sit around the fire and talk
about herring and girls who smell like herring. You can't talk about der
bizness all der time.
Hope this helps.
Lots of good metal stuff here among the weeds.
Well, a lot of us here are Americans and we don't play well with rules. You are
have to learn how to filter and kill file if you want to have a pleasant day
Btw, my heritage is split between English and Dutch.
Anyway, you are using agent. Right off the bat, add Too Many Tools, Hot ham and
and of course Cliff Hulprich to a kill filter. Just do it, trust me.
Right click on Date, select "Thread with newest message first" and that will
give you a
view of most recent replies. That is how most web forums present a view.
Now set up a view checking "unread" and "not ignored". Set that as your default
Now is when the fun begins.
When you see a thread that is political and not interesting, some can be, seldom
come back to metalworking, but it has happened. For that thread press I for
F5 to refresh and the thread will go away as long as the servers work correctly
miscreant doesn't change the header to keep the thread going.
If the thread is marginal, press X with the thread collapsed and then press F5
to make it
go away for a while until there is another reply.
Please keep in mind that *some* of the very political actually know something
metalworking and will respond to an on topic question so be careful on filtering
For example, Ed Huntress used to write for machining magazines and John Carroll
wizzard at multi axis machining for just for example.
I am a repair tech in a machining based manufacturing facility and am building a
LR Gatlin gun for fun in my home shop. Fair warning, I respond to political
They should *not* -- but there is no way to keep them out.
The best thing is a newsreader with a good killfile which can
kill articles on many characteristics.
My first line of defense is blocking anything cross-posted to
more than three newsgroups. (Look for three or more commas in the
"Newsgroups: " header.)
A lot of blocking on "NNTP-Posting-Host: " IPs from places where
nothing but spam comes in (China, Korea, India and many other places).
Blocking on *any* cross-posting to specific other newsgroups,
such as "misc.survivalism", several gun-related newsgroups, any
newsgroup with "politics" in the name, and as you see more unwanted
material, you can add individual posters by name. Note that some who are
large sources of political discussion also post valid things in the
metalworking subject area.
Best of luck,
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