Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [Borek] on Saturday 03 December 2005 09:39 \__
>> On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 01:44:17 +0100, Big Bill <kruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> "There's usually some copies floating around"
>>>> --> I cannot tell you for sure. But if you remove your messages
>>>> from Google, it kills a big big part of the problem. Give it a try.
>>>> And tell us about your result.
> I tried to remove Dave's post,
You can't, which is a good thing (not based on the contents, but in
> which ended up as the number 1 result
> for my surname in a Google Groups search.
Yup, sucks. I mean:
- john bokma al jazeera programmer?
- As for Bokma's "hack attempts" on your web server,....
- Ping Mr scary Seo Expert John Bokma
I mean, the terrorist and criminals keep emailing me requests for quotes
:-D. (some want to pay me in drugs, women, camels , (or a
combination) and even diamonds).
> The context is missing (I
> called him something, so he projected it back to receive attention).
> As a standalone post this looks bad, especially to prospective
> employers or peers in academia.
I always called Usenet similar to a pub. I wouldn't take an employer
serious who asks me during an interview about my "Al Jazeera"
activities. I mean, I can't work with someone with zero clue :-D.
> That post removal tool from Google does not accept the URL's. I gave
> up after 5-10 minutes. I don't even know how threads are handled in
> removal, but there you go...
If you're the author, can prove it, it can be removed. I have seen
people doing it (which is now and then sad, because their activities are
archived in other places, moreover, the missing message makes clear
something fishy happened).
> The search would be endless unless you are looking at just a few
> mentionings of your name. If necessary, Webmasters can be contacted as
> well and have UseNet mirrors/individual posts removed.
In short: if you don't want to be archived, don't post on Usenet :-D.
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