On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 19:25:46 -0700, "Guy Fuller"
Post by Guy Fuller
If you have to test your posting to newsgroups please use the newsgroup
designed for test posts. This saves space on this group.
You have my sympathy and support, but newsgroups are
the new Wild West, and the frontier is limitless.
People are ungovernable. Folks do the darndest things.
This thread will vanish from servers all around the world in
a few days. More new folks will wash up on this strange
beach and see whether they can establish communications
with the natives. Trying to tell people who aren't here
yet not to waste recycled electrons is like telling the
tide not to rise.
It is possible in some newsreading software to set
filters. I've got a filter for the word "FAQ." I just never
see posts with that word in it. I haven't set a filter
yet for "test," but it seems like something I could do
if I wanted to.