1996-11-21 - Replying to noise

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 119a1e3885dfa6fbfaafa23bae5c218287d21e518f368ae4520a245ced821b5c
Message ID: <9611211904.AA18392@sabel.idacom.hp.com>
Reply To: <199611211445.GAA13181@abraham.cs.berkeley.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1996-11-21 19:04:24 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:04:24 -0800 (PST)

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:04:24 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Replying to noise
In-Reply-To: <199611211445.GAA13181@abraham.cs.berkeley.edu>
Message-ID: <9611211904.AA18392@sabel.idacom.hp.com>
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An anonymous poster writes:
> On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, aga <aga@dhp.com> wrote: 
> [demented ravings deleted]
> I should'a kill-filed this sicko long ago.
> >From whence does such trash arise?
> Oh me!!

Yes, that's exactly right.  See, many of us _have_ "kill-filed this sicko"
long ago -- but when you quote these rants in your post, with no subject
line, no "aga@" or "freedom-knights" or what have you in the header, we
get the dubious privilege of seeing them anyway, mail filters or no mail
filters.  If you must respond, perhaps next time you could snip out the
garbage first.

>Like the raving individuals one passes on the sidewalk, he is best
>ignored. Leave him for professional care.

This is good advice.  Please, remember it the next time you're tempted to
respond to such garbage.

If you want help in ignoring him/her/it, and are on a Unix system, I'd be
happy to send you some tips on how to get procmail running.  If you're
on a PC or Mac, I'm sure some knowledgeable c'punk can post similar
information about Eudora filters and the like.

Thanks.  Sorry, all, for sending this to the list, but of course there
was no way to reply directly to the poster.