META: Re: noise of Eugene Leitl
eugene at liposome.genebee.msu.su
Thu Jun 25 12:54:36 EST 1998
Heiko Schlichting writes:
> The correct address for complaining is "abuse at fu-berlin.de". It is not
> necessary and not useful to send copies to other addresses.
> But please be realistic about what you can except as reaction:
> - in case of technical abuse (SPAM, commercial usage) we can close an account.
> This will not apply here.
> - in case of offence you have to go to a court and not contact the provider
The problem is not offence, at least I am immune to profanity. The
problem is pollution of a once useful newsgroup with wacko posts, most
> - in case of posting statements you do not like or are nonsense, you could
> activate you killfile or mailfilter (for those reading this as a mailing
> list instead of a newsgroup). The administrator of the news -> mail
> gateway can also install a filter for dropping messages from specific
Thank you for the latter suggestion. However, the problem is more
severe than that. Killfiles and mailfilters are not a default part of
most mailclients, and are mostly not straightward to set up. It would seem
inapproriate to impose the filtering load on the victims while
protecting the offender.
> Germany is a free country, everyone is allowed to study and it is impossible
> to ban someone from a university because of opinions some person do not like.
Not quite. The behaviour of Christiane would have (after a warning)
would long have led to the suspension of her account in other parts of
Germany, e.g. Bavaria.
> H. Schlichting (abuse at fu-berlin.de)
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