Self-defence

Chris “Kwpolska” Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 18:16:59 CET 2013


On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Zero Piraeus <z at etiol.net> wrote:
> :
>
> Note: I drafted a version of this post earlier today. I had been waiting
> to see whether Nikos succeeded in baiting the list into yet another
> round of unpleasantness before sending it, because I didn't want to
> worsen the situation, but at this point things are completely out of
> hand, and even what looks like a consensus attempt to ignore Nikos out
> of existence is
>
> a) failing: I count eighteen emails so far today.
>
> b) going to lead casual visitors to assume either that we ignore
> requests for help or that the list is Nikos' personal echo chamber.
>
> At this point I consider Nikos' actions a conscious attack on the list.
> There is simply no way, after the many times he's been told not to
> repost, that this is anything other than a direct and deliberate attempt
> to annoy as many people as he can.
>
> That being the case, I'd like to know whether there are technical
> measures that can be taken to prevent him from posting here.
>
> I understand that the mail/news gateway might complicate that, and that
> any measures taken could be bypassed by someone with sufficient skill. I
> suspect that in this particular case the latter issue is less relevant
> than it might otherwise be.
>
> I don't believe that killfiles are a sufficient response in this
> situation.
>
> I can, of course, stop Nikos' posts reaching me, and without too much
> hassle also stop replies to his posts reaching me. He would, however,
> continue to pollute the list in public, and his posts, whether replied
> to or not at the volume he's now sending them, would continue to damage
> the reputation of the list and, ultimately, I think possibly kill it.

We could report abuse to his server, eternal-september.org[0].  I
tried to do this, but they wanted fancy usenetty headers, and I am not
equipped to get them.

Now, we can try reporting for (a) abusive trolling; (b) excessive
morphing for killfile evasion (my original attempted report); (c) spam
(if I understand the Breidbart Index correctly, we might have to wait
for this, at least two emails to be precise)

[0]: http://www.eternal-september.org/index.php?showpage=abuse

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