From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Lack of trolls, kooks etc. in SED --- Theories?
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Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 16:49:58 GMT
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On 24 Sep 2002 04:59:27 -0700,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Borowski),
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Lack of trolls, kooks etc. in SED --- Theories?",
Wrote the following:
|Whatever happened to all the wierdo's who used to inhabit
I'm still here ;-)
|I remember this time 2 years ago there were at least 5 full time
|trolls and our very own in house kook, R (You know who I'm talking
|about). Now, this newsgroup is eeriely quiet and on-topic. Whatever
|happened to these indivduals?
Do you really miss the chaos and name calling?
|This phonemun (sp?) is not unique to SED. All over the net, Kooks are
It's "phenomenon", just spell it phonetically ;-)
|My theory is that all these trolls were creations of one very
|dedicated kook who has no nothing else to do then mess with usenet.
|This kook eventually got sick of starting flamewar's in SED, then
|moved on. It makes sense - notice how all the troublemakers
|disappeared @ once?
|Any other theories to explain this are welcome.
I tired of dealing with village idiots with some off-the-wall agenda.
So I gradually built up a large number of filters. I basically don't
see trolls anymore.
And certain authors are on a *permanent* kill list.
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