Re: Regaring recent forgery in colm
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 09:01:48 +0100
In comp.os.linux.misc Moe Trin <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> In article <email@example.com>, Michael Heiming wrote:
>>Seems as we got victim of a well known usenet terrorist:
> Yeah, it happens.
Makes you feel like Kindergarten, unless those are payed turfs...
>>As seen in forged replies (cross-posted) to:
> Michael, I know it's not your job (or desire) to teach Netiquette to the
> posters in the various news groups that the FAQ gets posted to, but all
> to often we are seeing crap like the spew from dipslime and trolling
> contests, where it's quite obviously an attempt at either denial of
> service, or a troll intending to disrupt. The giveaway is the list of
> newsgroups that the articles are posted to.
> Maybe it might be helpful to point out to people that if you see a news
> article posted to a group you are reading, and it enrages you to the point
> where you want to respond - PLEASE LOOK AT THE GROUPS IT IS BEING POSTED TO!
Yep, this is the point about the sad troll in question, well
knowing that there are a number of (brain-dead) newsreader, where
an user must accept follow-ups, he can't change them.
> In the dipslime spew noted above, the post is intended to be a denial of
> service attack on comp.mail.misc and news.admin.net-abuse.email. PLEASE
> DON'T RESPOND TO THAT CRAP, as you are contributing to the denial of service
> attack. The same sort of thing happens with recent trolls - where the
> contestants included obscure newsgroups like 'can.sun-stroke' or 'scot.tld'
> neither of which have anything to do with Linux (or what ever the subject
> of the news group may be) as a scoring mechanism. After all, the trolling
> judges don't want to wade through the troll droppings either, and are only
> looking at the number of posts generated in those obscure groups by the
> individual trolls. That stuff should be an enormous and obvious clue - don't
> respond to it.
Full ack, the trick behind it, beside the already mentioned
poorly written newsreader, many people might not mention the
amount of cross-posts and simply hit return, as they are pissed
of by the troll anyway.
So if one thinks he really must reply to one of those, simply
check the follow-ups and ONLY reply to the ng you read the post.
Sorry for the typo in the subject...
-- Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94) mail: echo firstname.lastname@example.org | perl -pe 'y/a-z/n-za-m/' #bofh excuse 237: Plate voltage too low on demodulator tube