Why does this group have so much spam?

Bruce C. Baker bcb at undisclosedlocation.net
Sun Aug 30 07:00:54 CEST 2009


"casebash" <walkraft at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:7294bf8b-9819-4b6d-92b2-afc1c8042a06 at x6g2000prc.googlegroups.com...
> So much of it could be removed even by simple keyword filtering.

Assuming this is a serious question:

1. comp.lang.python has relatively little spam, compared to others.

2. The spam posters aren't looking for responses within the individual NGs, 
they're just hoping you'll click through to the link within the post. It's a 
version of "fire and forget"

3. Simple keyword filtering /by whom/? There is no central NG governing 
authority.

The best response is to ignore[1] the spam posts; they'll eventually expire 
and disappear from your newsreader.

[1] Although if they're egregiously stupid, you may find yourself mocking 
the OP. Realize that as witty and urbane as your response may be, the OP 
ain't listening. :-) 





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