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Sure fire way to eliminate spammers-have Greenspun modify s/w to disallow more than one consecutive post from the same IP within 10 minutes. This would put a kink in Carl's colon, but, hey, its the price ya gotta pay. :)
-- (@ .), February 18, 2000
One of the "boards" which I lurk on occasionally is the "Machinist Board."
Recently the board degenerated into a session of "sexual innuendo" including homosexual inferences, homophobes, namecalling, "spamming" and just about anything else to be insulting or derogatory. It obviously got in the way of serious inquiries or discussion of machine shop matters.
The board sponsor changed their format to include IP addresses (such as this one at 192.146.145.XXX) Apparently this removed enough of the "anonymity" to scare off the more disruptive elements.
The board had been much more civilized since the change.
-- Joe (KEITH@neesnet.com), February 18, 2000.
Joe, if they did that then everyone would realize that many of the posters here use several different handles. They won't do it.
-- Butt Nugget (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2000.
Yeah, for instance, "Butt Nugget" has been seen using the following:
I. M. A. Idiot
-- (@ .), February 18, 2000.
Plus Carl Jenkins and Homer would be handicapped mightily ....
-- Squirrel Hunter (email@example.com), February 18, 2000.