On 27/09/2012 20:02, M Wicks wrote:
> On Sep 26, 7:38 pm, JNugent <jennings...
>> On 26/09/2012 19:01, M Wicks wrote:
>>> Mark Goodge <use...@listmail.good-stuff.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> Phil W Lee put finger to keyboard and typed:
>>>>> Mark Goodge <use...@listmail.good-stuff.co.uk>:
>>>>>> There is a fourth category, and that has one sole occupant: The "new"
>>>>>> version of Google Groups. That is so horrendously bad that there is no
>>>>>> justification whatsoever for using it, and I have absolutely no sympathy
>>>>>> with anyone who does.
>>>>> I could have some sympathy with someone having to use it due to
>>>>> excessive firewalling or "traffic management" that makes the use of
>>>>> anything but port 80 impossible.
>>>> No; I would just expect them to do what a lot of us already do, that is,
>>>> only use Usenet out of work time.
>>> Nothing wrong with using Usenet in work time, as long as you have the
>>> permission of the boss. If, for example, you are trying to purge a
>>> newsgroup of trolls by interrupting their trolling threads (an
>>> approach which usually pays dividends in discouraging them), it's
>>> necessary to strike while the iron's hot, rather than waiting until
>>> the end of your shift. If the trolls then complain to your company's
>>> site (thus showing that they are rattled), your boss can tell them to
>>> take a running jump. And if the trolls subsequently take their
>>> spurious and malicious complaint to your head office's HR then you can
>>> explain the situation to them too. The trolls are always one step
>>> behind and WILL NEVER WIN.
> What is?
> Why are you crossposting?
Because the thread is crossposted. I have made no choices in the matter,
except to not to change the default, which is to post to the same groups as
your (extraordinary) post went to.