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Re: "Quality posters"

begin  risky.vbs
	Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> __/ [ Linønut ] on Sunday 26 March 2006 17:03 \__
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Cyberwasteland belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>>> Something is askew when Bucky Brentwood (aka linux-sux) makes the
>>> list of "quality posters." Might need to double-check the
>>> algorithm in that NG post counting application.

Ach, that one slipped my attention. My most humble apologies. :-)

>> We need a new category: Excrement Posters

Hehe, and s/h/it would would top it by default.

> Actually, I am quote pleased with that algorithm, for a change *giggle*.

I wonder why. :-)

> Perhaps it's worth excluding trolls from any rank that is favourable
> (e.g.  "quality posters" as opposed to "blacklist of quotes").

There is a fudge factor but I must mark a poster as a troll for it to
take affect.

> When I produce statistics for the SuSE newsgroup, I manually remove
> trolls from all categories. I even remove popular threads if they
> comes from a troll to defame Linux. Echoing of trolls' names and
> messages gives them reasons to return.

You should heve been here when I decided to use leafnode to drop all
bailo's nyms. The guy all but went beserk when he didn't appear in the

Still, the likes of flatfish cannot comprehend that removing noise
from the stats makes them more representative of the group. It is just
too easy for a few annoying arseholes to flood a group with garbage.
Hence why relf, the mail2news, etc never see the light of day in mt
mail spool.

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