OT: usenet reader software

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 09:02:17 CEST 2014


On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
>
>> On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>>> Martin S <shieldfire at gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>> Is there a point to still use Usenet? Last time I checked noise
>>>> overwhelmed signal by a factor of something close to 542.
>>>
>>> Well, here you are at <URL: news:comp.lang.python>, in the middle of
>>> all that noise.
>>
>> Or at python-list at python.org - a lot of the newsgroup spam simply
>> doesn't make it across the bridge.
>
> Spam? What spam?
>
> There's a lot of hot air but I have yet to encounter spam.

That means you have good filtering. There are several levels of spam
filtering happening. Fortunately, they do a pretty good job of
catching most of it; I occasionally see junk mail on the list, but
most of it gets caught and discarded.

ChrisA



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