__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 08:05 \__
> begin oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ 7 ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 20:26 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> __/ [ RMK ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 11:56 \__
>>>>> Did someone ask for random news links to be dumped into the group? If
>>>>> so, would that person speak up?
>>>> Over time, several people suggested that I carry on doing so. I think
>>>> that, all in all, it elevates the relevance of the discussions and
>>>> deters cyclic arguments in old(er) threads by moving onwards to new
>>> I think these on-topic news items are a good thing widening
>>> the information content of Linux and
>>> makes asstroturfers more ineffective than they ever used to be.
>> That's what I think as well. Whether the intention it to suppress Linux
>> defamation or not, it is helpful in adding more facts (based on actual
>> media filtering), which support the contention that "Linux is a better
>> operating system than others". That is, after all, what makes/made up
>> manifestation for the group.
> I know I've said it before, but it doesn't hurt - these are very useful
> indeed, significantly improve the s/n of the group, and the number of
> complaints from the trolls/astroturfers suggest that it's having the
> right impact :-)
*giggle* It subverts their aims, I suppose.
It also changes COLA's archival trail, which people 'Google' all the time.
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