__/ [ William Poaster ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 10:16 \__
> On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 07:15:01 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ x0054 ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 04:50 \__
>>> John Bailo <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>>>> I just became aware that Google has Groups which are not just imports
>>>> from Usenet -- but based solely in Google.com
>>>> I think that's terrible if we can't access, participate in such groups
>>>> with a regular newsreader, but have to go through Google and use a
>>>> browser interface!
>>> Well, it is their right to do so. It's their server, and they can do
>>> what ever they want with that. Just like many people have forums on
>>> their sites. As long as it's clearly delineated I do not see why not. I
>>> may not like it, but they do and should have a right to do that.
>>> - Bogdan
>> I, for one, wish Google the best of luck. Hopefully they can pull Google
>> Groupers out of UseNet altogether.
>> Blinky has been killfiling posts from Google Groups for quite some time
>> and inspires many of us to do the same.
> Google-groups "the home of trolls" & some spam too. I've had a leafnode
> filter to kill anyone posting from there, for a long time now.
Could leafnode apply such filters only to top-level nodes (new threads)? I
abstain from it because I dread the loss of replies. Out of sight can be too
deep in mind. I always keep headers in sight, even in E-mail. Thunderbird
has a way of visualing headers (using plug-ins), making them more
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