Re: Spamcop causing problems (fscking TROLLS and newsgroup spammers)
vanguard.code at comcastNIX.net
Sun Jan 1 23:49:24 EST 2006
"Berny" <bar_n0ne at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:dpachp$mcd$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Are you guys serious?
> Come on , the OP was a TROL:L, like spam the tone, sound, style and nature
> of these biweekly missives are far too similar to each other to be
> Yes we do get posters with a real beef, (actual and similar situations)
> their letters don't have this dreary sameness. I've been watching these
> of missive for a long time,
> 1)They NEVER have the rejection message,
> 2) They NEVER identify sending or, receiving ISP, or any email address.
> 2)They always involve som sob story with a , sick, old infirm, handicapped
> etc. relation.
> 3) The Poster claims NEVER to have spammed, well they spammed the
> about weekly it looks like..
> 4) The OP NEVER returns
> For the future I suggest a simple boilerplate that suggests reading the
> FAQ's and that they should be thankful their infirm relations ISP
> their mail instead of dropping it in the bit bucket so they wouldn't just
> think their old relative died becaues of unresponsiveness.
Work in support for awhile (or just participate in newsgroups for a long
time) and you would realize that there are LOTS of dumb users out there, and
most are dumb on the same topics. Would you like to count how many times
different users have asked the same old tired and highly repeated question
on how to get Outlook Express to stop blocking attachments? Yeah, it's
right there but the users are took f..king stupid or lazy to ever bother
looking at the options of a program to effect changes to its behavior. I
don't often answer those posts anymore but sometimes I do. Depends on my
mood and time available.
Have you counted how many "valid" questions (according to whatever is your
criteria) have been asked by an OP that never returns or never replies after
reading the replies from others? If you need the OP to reply to stroke your
ego, Usenet is not for you. It is rare that the OP comes back to give
thanks, damnation, or in anyway follows up on their post.
Yes, there are many posters who post about someone else's problem but since
they are not trained as support personnel they haven't a clue about what
information they should gather and divulge in their post. I have a
mother-in-law that when I get to the second sentence of a dumbed down
explanation has her lost already. Yes, there are folks that have a natural
and strong resistance to technology or are just too lazy to learn anymore.
Those "I just want to use the damn thing" users who want computers to act as
predictably as a washing machine won't be the ones coming here to ask
questions because they won't know how to get here, won't know the community
or netiquette, and really don't care about here because they have someone
else to ask for help.
I guess if you don't want to get caught up in what you think is a troll
post, the best solution is not to participate at all. However, since you
did participate, and if it was a troll, he got you, too. Hah hah!
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