[SpamCop-List] Re: Mike E. OT
not at home.today
Sat Sep 10 17:39:21 EDT 2005
"Mike Easter" wrote:
> From some of the recent spats in alt.spam, you would think I'm a big MS
> apologist, which I'm not. Some of my friends who are strong MS fans
> think I'm always beating up on MS and Win and IE. Funny how that works.
> My biggest battles seem to take place in news.software.readers, where
> the OE haters abound, but I think some of them are surfacing in alt.spam
OE haters are found all over Usenet. In most cases, what they're
really grumbling about is the person using OE who doesn't understand
the technicalities, traditions and conventions of netnews. Microsoft
could have done a much better job with assisting the uninitiated in
creating well-formed articles. However, I also see people using other
news readers who manage to make a complete mess of their posts. For
example, some of the Mozilla based software has its own issues and
bugs, like insertion of extra blank lines, and incorrect formatting
of quoted text sometimes.
Now that some major ISPs are no longer providing news servers, one
sees much more of the google-grooper (the new target of opprobrium).
They have no concept of nntp, threading or quoting, as they innocently
post messages with no context to their "flat-file" google-beta "web
forum" from their browser.
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