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Old December 23rd 03, 08:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mike
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Default Newsgroup abuse.

The subscribers to this newsgroup may well be aware a problem that has
affected several UK groups over recent months. These groups have been
subjected to huge amounts of extremely abusive trolling plus pointless
cross posting - and the problem is spreading; it may only be a matter of
time before all groups become so infected.

A new group has been set up on Yahoo with the specific purpose of
discussing ways to counteract these problems and hopefully arrive at a
satisfactory long term solution. The genuine posters in this group are
very welcome to join this new group, which has been set up for the express
purpose of discussing the above problems, exchanging ideas, information
and perhaps helping to achieve a solution.

The new groups charter is set out below.

Those interested in joining the group should send an email to
from the actual address to be subscribed. For
obvious reasons, only requests from those offering an ISP email address
for subscription will be accepted to the group. Hotmail, Yahoo and other
similar disposable email addresses will not be subscribed.

The sole purpose of this group is to attempt to find a solution to the
present disruption in the public internet newsgroups from the various
trolls. In order to prevent the disruption of this group, certain
precautions have been taken.... The group is hidden, access to read and
post messages is limited to members only. Membership is by invitation only
and it will be tightly moderated.

The rules of the group are as follows:-

1. Any attempt to disrupt the proceedings or discussions by any member
will result in that member being banned from the group.

2. Foul language will be met with that member being banned from the
group.

3. All postings should be on topic. Any drifting away from the purpose
of this group is liable to be met with a warning from the groups
owners, the need for repeated warnings will be met with that individual
being banned from the group.

4. Advertisements are not permitted.

The groups owners have full authority to ban anyone from the group without
any explanation.

Please do feel at liberty to discus the problem and offer solutions to the
problems.
  #2  
Old December 23rd 03, 08:31 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
G Crozier
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Posts: 57
Default Newsgroup abuse.

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 20:13:11 +0000 (UTC), "Mike"
wrote:

The subscribers to this newsgroup may well be aware a problem that has
affected several UK groups over recent months. These groups have been
subjected to huge amounts of extremely abusive trolling plus pointless
cross posting - and the problem is spreading; it may only be a matter of
time before all groups become so infected.

Oh do give over infected my arse .
Hotmail, Yahoo and other
similar disposable email addresses will not be subscribed.

Most ISP addresses are disposable I have 20 different addresses at my
disposal so that knocks that one on the head for starters .
The sole purpose of this group is to attempt to find a solution to the
present disruption in the public internet newsgroups from the various
trolls. In order to prevent the disruption of this group, certain
precautions have been taken.... The group is hidden, access to read and
post messages is limited to members only. Membership is by invitation only
and it will be tightly moderated.

Oh do give over most of us know how to use a kill file which is by far
the qiuckest way to dispose of a troll .
The rules of the group are as follows:-

1. Any attempt to disrupt the proceedings or discussions by any member
will result in that member being banned from the group.

Oh Good carry on .
2. Foul language will be met with that member being banned from the
group.

Oh Good carry on .
3. All postings should be on topic. Any drifting away from the purpose
of this group is liable to be met with a warning from the groups
owners, the need for repeated warnings will be met with that individual
being banned from the group.

Oh Good carry on .
4. Advertisements are not permitted.

Oh Good carry on .
The groups owners have full authority to ban anyone from the group without
any explanation.

Oh Good carry on .
Please do feel at liberty to discus the problem and offer solutions to the
problems.

Why bother with all that bull **** to contend with no one will
subscribe now get lost .
Grant .
  #3  
Old December 23rd 03, 09:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark W
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Posts: 14
Default Newsgroup abuse.

How frustrating for me, I must only subscribe to those groups that haven't
been affected, all I see is reaction.


  #4  
Old December 23rd 03, 10:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bobby
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Posts: 108
Default Newsgroup abuse.

These things happen. And when they do, some people get very excited and set
up groups to discuss the problem.

Ignore it and it will go away.

"Mike" wrote in message
news
The subscribers to this newsgroup may well be aware a problem that has
affected several UK groups over recent months. These groups have been
subjected to huge amounts of extremely abusive trolling plus pointless
cross posting - and the problem is spreading; it may only be a matter of
time before all groups become so infected.

A new group has been set up on Yahoo with the specific purpose of
discussing ways to counteract these problems and hopefully arrive at a
satisfactory long term solution. The genuine posters in this group are
very welcome to join this new group, which has been set up for the express
purpose of discussing the above problems, exchanging ideas, information
and perhaps helping to achieve a solution.

The new groups charter is set out below.

Those interested in joining the group should send an email to
from the actual address to be subscribed. For
obvious reasons, only requests from those offering an ISP email address
for subscription will be accepted to the group. Hotmail, Yahoo and other
similar disposable email addresses will not be subscribed.

The sole purpose of this group is to attempt to find a solution to the
present disruption in the public internet newsgroups from the various
trolls. In order to prevent the disruption of this group, certain
precautions have been taken.... The group is hidden, access to read and
post messages is limited to members only. Membership is by invitation only
and it will be tightly moderated.

The rules of the group are as follows:-

1. Any attempt to disrupt the proceedings or discussions by any member
will result in that member being banned from the group.

2. Foul language will be met with that member being banned from the
group.

3. All postings should be on topic. Any drifting away from the purpose
of this group is liable to be met with a warning from the groups
owners, the need for repeated warnings will be met with that individual
being banned from the group.

4. Advertisements are not permitted.

The groups owners have full authority to ban anyone from the group without
any explanation.

Please do feel at liberty to discus the problem and offer solutions to the
problems.



  #5  
Old December 23rd 03, 10:45 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
HamMan
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Posts: 18
Default Newsgroup abuse.


snip look-at-me-arent-i-a-good-person crap

instead of the 'lets discuss the problem' approach, why not do something
about it?

usally gets them if enough people complain. Dont say it
doesnt work, i know many people who have been thrown off freeserve/energis
for virtually nothing.


hamman


  #6  
Old December 24th 03, 10:34 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
[email protected]
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Posts: 1
Default Newsgroup abuse.

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 20:13:11 +0000 (UTC), "Mike" opined:


How many newsgroups have you posted this crap to?

It is just a troll folks.

--
k
  #7  
Old December 25th 03, 12:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alexander Mann
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Posts: 4
Default Newsgroup abuse.

HamMan wrote:
snip look-at-me-arent-i-a-good-person crap

instead of the 'lets discuss the problem' approach, why not do something
about it?

usally gets them if enough people complain. Dont say it
doesnt work, i know many people who have been thrown off freeserve/energis
for virtually nothing.


A simple "PLONK" will also do the trick :-/


hamman


 




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