MSNTV, WebTV, Interactive Television, Set Top Appliance, LBB, Little Black Box, Inexpensive Internet Access, Computer Phobia, Virus Free WWW, Easy To Use 'Net, Table Art, Audioscope Art, Basic HTML, Why Computers Hate Us, Internet For: The Disabled, Elderly, Poor "Just when u think yer life is hard, along comes MSNTV to remind u: it could b WORSE! :)" ~~Rogi

WebTV Only: Copy & Paste
Any Amount Of Text In This Box To Enlarge It
For The Vision Impaired.

Rogi's Gallery
Arts & Crafts

Email Rogi Riverstone

How To Webster for MSNTV
Chat Show Sundays, 3pm Pacific Time
MSNTV Help Newsgroups
MSNTV Status Board
MSNTV Resources

Why Computers Hate MSNTV

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Avoiding flame wars & email bombs 

Offer your feedback and comments at Rogi's Kitchen Table.

When flame wars happen in a ng, I get very quiet. I wait for it to blow over. If it doesn't, I leave.

I go to quite a large and far-flung number of alt.discuss ngs, from atheism to zoology. Aside from the occasional "troll:" some lost soul, looking for attention, no major flame wars errupt. Not even in in the alt.discuss.politics.liberal ng! And it's not a club!

I've been called all sorts of names, accused of the weirdest junk, been email bombed, had my web site copied, had my EMPLOYER contacted re: the content of some of my writings, been accused of "whining" when my oldest friend died, etc. I've even been called a crack addict!

Still, after about five years online, for the MOST part, I've been pretty well left alone. Part of that is because I'll leave, rather than listen to abuse.

I agree, there's a lot of nasty, childish behavior online, by MSNTV users. But it's nothing compared to what happens outside of alt.discuss.

I rarely post outside alt.discuss for that reason.

By the way, if you want to post spam-free outside alt.discuss, I've found a way.

Don't use the discuss platform provided by MSNTV.

Go into another of your usernames which doesn't require email. Have the email priviledges turned ON.

Go to Google Groups http://www.google.com/grphp?hl=en&tab=wg&ie=UTF-8. Sign up for as many of the discussions as you wish.

Switch to primary user; turn off email priviledges for that 2nd user.

Now, any time you wish to visit a Google Group, simply sign on at Google with that secondary user's address, but do it from your primary user name, with that secondary user's email turned off.

You can post any and everywhere in the Google groups and nobody can spam or email bomb that secondary user!

Since Google groups contain all of alt., rec., soc., etc, you have complete freedom to post without the nasty reprocussions of not being able to hide your email address!

Tah Dah!

posted by Rogi  # 12/18/2003 12:30:00 AM
Comments: Post a Comment


09/01/2003 - 10/01/2003   10/01/2003 - 11/01/2003   11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003   12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004   09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005   03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006   12/01/2006 - 01/01/2007   01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007   02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007   01/01/2008 - 02/01/2008   02/01/2009 - 03/01/2009   01/01/2011 - 02/01/2011   03/01/2011 - 04/01/2011  


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Rate Me on BlogHop.com!
the bestthe best pretty goodpretty good okayok pretty badpretty bad the worstthe worst help?