How to Deal with Xah Lee Spam/Abuse (was: toy list processing problem: collect similar terms)

John Bokma john at castleamber.com
Tue Sep 28 05:29:46 CEST 2010


Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> writes:

> On 2010-09-26, Xah Lee <xahlee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 25, 11:17??pm, Paul Rubin <no.em... at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>>> Python solution follows (earlier one with an error cancelled). ??All
>>> crossposting removed since crossposting is a standard trolling tactic.
>
>> btw, i disagree about your remark on crossposting.
>
> You're wrong.

FYI: Xah Lee is well known for his abuse of cross posting. Be happy that
Google Groups limits the number of groups to crosspost to five.

Related: his spamming behaviour has already resulted in Xah Lee
having to look for another hosting provider [1]. Currently 1and1 provides
him shelter, most likely carefully selected by Xah (as Google Groups)
since 1and1 is not known for their spam fighting reputation nor clue.

But one can only hope, so if you want to do something about this Xah
thing, please report it with 1and1 and abuse at google.com. He won't learn
respect from it, but maybe you end up being honored [2] on his
collection of drivel [3].

In short:

 = don't reply to Xah Lee: at best it's a waste of time
 = if his post is abusive (crossposting to 5 groups just because you can
   is) report it with /and/ his hosting provider (since most of his
   posts are copy paste jobs of articles on his site just to drive
   traffic) and Google Groups (his Usenet provider of choice since they
   hardly do a thing about spam).


[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/python-list@python.org/msg91631.html
[2] http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Axahlee.org%20bokma
[3] What's sad is that some of its stuff is actually good/not bad. 
    But tainted: Xah Lee is a spammer and a Usenet abuser.

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John Bokma                                                               j3b

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