Message from discussion OT - Memorial Day
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:51:22 -0500
Subject: Re: OT - Memorial Day
From: Marc Bissonnette <use...@canadianisp.ca>
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Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:51:22 -0500
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"Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorp...@cs.tut.fi> had this epiphany to share:
> 31.5.2011 23:32, Steve Sobol wrote:
>> Usenet spam is usually defined as the same offtopic crap posted to
>> multiple newsgroups, enough to raise the post's Breidbart Index (and
>> it generally has to be posted to at least 4 or 5 newsgroups to past
>> that test).
>> This discussion is OT, but probably not spam.
> Nobody cares about old definitions of spam. These days, "spam" means
> any "spam" that people throw at other people, believing that everyone
> should eat their favorite spam. "OT" is a feeble excuse for spamming.
You are not only wrong, but you are so obviously not related to - nor
have you ever had any experience in any form of machine or network
administration (you can deny this all you like: You'd be lying).
There is a *reason* for definitions of spam. OT/Off Topic means Off
Spam is bulk unsolicited/commercial email *or*, in Usenets' case, as
Steve Sobol partially pointed out, is multiple newsgroup cross posting
*or* massive posts of substantively identical content to the same *or*
multiple newsgroups AND the Breidbart index must be higher than X (I
cannot remember, off hand, what the BI is to be considered spam).
That you ever refer to "the old definition of spam" shows that you have
absolutely no relevance to this discussion whatsoever.
The very fact that the subject was appropriately prefaced with OT and
you *still* not only opened it, read the thread for several messages
*and still chose to pollute the newsgroup with your whining* shows that
you are interested in trolling and nothing more.
You, sir, are a reminder that there most definitely is an urgent need
for chlorine in the gene pool.
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