Spam Protection of the group.

Discussion in 'Java' started by Tech Id, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Tech Id

    Tech Id Guest

    So many spam messages in the group?
    Wholesale shoes and other crap?
    Why not ban these guys?
     
    Tech Id, Jul 6, 2010
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  2. On 06/07/2010 09:18, Tech Id wrote:
    > So many spam messages in the group?
    > Wholesale shoes and other crap?
    > Why not ban these guys?


    Because this is a newsgroup not a Goggle group. You happen to be
    accessing it via a Google Groups gateway but newsgroups existed decades
    before Google existed. Newsgroups operate on a distributed network of
    servers not under the direct control of any single organisation or person.

    There is no mechanism for banning in unmoderated newsgroups such as this.

    The best solution is to read the newsgroups using a newsgroup clinet
    program that communicates with a newsgroup server using the network news
    transport protocol (NNTP). For example Thunderbird, TRN or many others.
    These clients provide mechanisms for filtering out Spam. Many ISPs
    provide newsgroup servers, if yours doesn't there are several free ones
    and many commercial ones that you can use.

    --
    RGB
     
    RedGrittyBrick, Jul 6, 2010
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  3. Tech Id

    Lew Guest

    Tech Id wrote:
    > So many spam messages in the group?


    This isn't a "group".

    > Wholesale shoes and other crap?
    > Why not ban these guys?


    Great idea!

    --
    Lew
     
    Lew, Jul 6, 2010
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  4. "RedGrittyBrick" <> wrote in message
    news:4c32f2cf$0$2522$...
    > On 06/07/2010 09:18, Tech Id wrote:
    >> So many spam messages in the group?
    >> Wholesale shoes and other crap?
    >> Why not ban these guys?

    >
    > Because this is a newsgroup not a Goggle group. You happen to be accessing
    > it via a Google Groups gateway but newsgroups existed decades before
    > Google existed. Newsgroups operate on a distributed network of servers not
    > under the direct control of any single organisation or person.
    >
    > There is no mechanism for banning in unmoderated newsgroups such as this.
    >
    > The best solution is to read the newsgroups using a newsgroup clinet
    > program that communicates with a newsgroup server using the network news
    > transport protocol (NNTP). For example Thunderbird, TRN or many others.
    > These clients provide mechanisms for filtering out Spam. Many ISPs provide
    > newsgroup servers, if yours doesn't there are several free ones and many
    > commercial ones that you can use.


    And some of those filter spam so that your reader never sees it.
     
    Mike Schilling, Jul 6, 2010
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  5. On 06-07-2010 05:09, RedGrittyBrick wrote:
    > On 06/07/2010 09:18, Tech Id wrote:
    >> So many spam messages in the group?
    >> Wholesale shoes and other crap?
    >> Why not ban these guys?

    >
    > Because this is a newsgroup not a Goggle group. You happen to be
    > accessing it via a Google Groups gateway but newsgroups existed decades
    > before Google existed. Newsgroups operate on a distributed network of
    > servers not under the direct control of any single organisation or person.
    >
    > There is no mechanism for banning in unmoderated newsgroups such as this.


    Not that GG is that effective at moderating/banning ...

    :)

    Arne
     
    Arne Vajhøj, Jul 6, 2010
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