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racist diatribe disguised as "/V`$F2-Z`)D[+"B", etc...

Dave Love d.love at dl.ac.uk
Thu Jul 27 11:08:17 EST 1995

>>>>> On 25 Jul 1995 17:07:09 GMT, krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de (Cornelius Krasel) said:

 > I guess that there are some people trying to find out from where this
 > posting came to invoke the latter possibility (removal of internet access
 > for this person). However, this can be tricky at times.

Indeed.  It's perhaps worth saying for the benefit of not-so-experienced
bio/usenetters: You can rely on the net.police taking action at least on such
general spamming as this was and there's usually nothing else you can do,
unfortunately.  In particular, don't try to flame the sender or their
postmaster unless you're sure the apparent origin of the message is genuine,
which it usually isn't.

:spam: vt.  [from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"]   2. To cause a newsgroup to
   be flooded with irrelevant or inappropriate messages. You can spam a
   newsgroup with as little as one well- (or ill-) planned message
   (e.g. asking "What do you think of abortion?" on soc.women).  This is often
   done with {cross-post}ing (e.g. any message which is crossposted to
   alt.rush-limbaugh and alt.politics.homosexuality will almost inevitably
   spam both groups).

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