This mighty foot stuff <<==read
dan at cubsps.bio.columbia.edu
Fri Aug 26 18:59:34 EST 1994
Since many of you might not be aware, let me point out that the
object of those who post that mighty foot stuff to bionet.general is
to generate flame wars. They are usually known as alt.syntax.tactical.
This means: DO NOT REPLY TO THEM. It is what they want.
Send complaints to thier systems administrators.
What I usually do is this:
Select the reply function of your software (usually 'R' for a lot
of news software) that send an e-mail letter to them, not a submission
to the mailing list of article to the newsgroup. When you edit
the letter, add a line like this to the header:
Cc: postmaster at thier.site.here
Mailing to postmaster sends mail to the system administrators at almost
every site. In your letter (quote the article that offends you) tell
the postmaster why you think it is not appropriate (keep it real short).
Then ask that if they have acceptable use policies that you hope they
will review the article to see if it broke them.
Be polite, and most likely you'll get a letter back saying what they
have done about it. Nothing may happen, but it never hurts to complain.
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