Post by BCFD36
Just out of curiosity, who out there uses kill files or rules to delete
messages before being subjected to them?
Mine is very small. It is interesting that one entry has managed to kill
the same guy with three different names.
I don't use one on rec.arts.sf.* I use trn, so I get
a list of topics and names of posters, so I can select
just the ones I want to read, and "trim the tree" at
any point where the conversation becomes tedious.
I think I have just two kill file entries on other
groups: One, a local group, has one very high
volume poster who is quite literally schizophrenic,
posting lots of word salad with many ALL CAPS!!! and
EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!. Alas, some other people
on the group can't seem to resist poking the crazy
person. I probably should just unsubscribe; it used
to be an interesting newsgroup, but now, non-psycho
postings are few and far between. trn lets me do
full-text kill file searchs on the psycho's name, and
trim the reply tree at any mention.
On another, there's a regular who posts only off-topic
political screeds of the "haw haw haw u so stoopid!"
sort. (Alas, that group has mostly been consumed by
off-topic political screeds, but most post at least
something else sometimes, and other people are pretty
good about putting [OT] tags in their subjects.)
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