[PLUG-TALK] Feeding the Troll
plug_1 at robinson-west.com
Fri Jan 2 13:54:32 PST 2009
On Fri, 2009-01-02 at 12:00 -0800, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> As someone who fed the troll, I am partly responsible for the result.
> I'm sorry that I did so - and ask your forgiveness. I need better
> self-control, but until then, this stanza goes in my .procmailrc file:
> * ^From: plug_1 at robinson-west.com
> I still have a problem - I get my plug-talk mail digested, so that
> it is easier to handle and store (I use mutt, btw). Hence, I don't
> want to read or store those digests split. But that means that the
> digests will occasionally be sprinkled with troll shit, which I
> might not be wise enough to ignore. What to do?
> I suspect the best thing is to write an inline Perl filter that
> pattern matches the From header down to the next digest split,
> and removes it. Perhaps somebody here already has, or can quickly
> write, such a filter; it probably consists of a multi-line string
> replacement and may fit in a one-liner.
> While this approach only takes care of one troll, that is all I feel
> the need to deal with for now. Sometimes I am irked by other posts,
> but those individuals are also contributors, so I can put up with an
> occasional thorn if the fruit is abundant.
> Again, my apologies. I am proud that plug and plug-talk are open
> lists, available to all, even if that includes abusers. The fact
> that signal-to-noise ratio is so high, even with the occasional
> troll spew, says a lot for the rest of you.
Thank you for posting your disrespectful opinion of my posts
for everyone to read.
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