How to block and ignore trolls

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marx404, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    I am sick of losers like Mr. Fag and the many other no-life trolls so I am
    banning them...WIZARD!!

    Here's how. This may vary with your browser of choice but is pretty
    consistent with OE and Outlook readers.

    Goto Tools Message Rules.

    Click on the New button and walk thru the wizard to create a new rule that
    will delete the posts you with not to see. You can select to filter by From
    or Keyword, etc. Give the filter a unique name.

    When done, don't forget to apply and ...WIZARD!!! (my apologies to Alltell
    for paraphrasing thier commercial)
    Trolls go by-by on your browser.

    If enough people do this nobody will be reading Mr. Fags (or any other
    trolls) annoying posts. Happy Surfing!
    marx404, Apr 21, 2008
  2. marx404

    Oppie Guest

    There was some dissussion on about
    using a proxy to filter out messages by header information. Mail/news
    blocking rules only work on a limited set of conditions. There had been a
    rash of crud posted to abse, among other goups, under the name of valid
    posters. Most of this came through google groups. Very few legitimate
    posters came through google so many folks opted to filter messages that came
    from a google server. Pretty neat idea though I haven't tried it yet. I
    believe that the filter was called 'news proxy'
    Oppie, Apr 22, 2008
  3. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    proxies are a great way to filter junk out but sometimes not for everyone.
    Did you ever use Proximitron? I love that app. I can tell you might be a
    fellow user?

    Personally I found that using simple rules for both mail and news will
    suffice. The main drawback is that I block all google ng postings ergo when
    you or someone reply all I see is the reply (sometimes I forget that and
    occasionally post "who are you talking to?", lol). What I like about using
    rules is that there are so many ways to set up a simple rule and it can be
    done successfully so that one can safely use ng and email without garbage or
    marx404, Apr 22, 2008
  4. marx404

    Oppie Guest

    The only mail rule I use is to direct list subscriptions to a separate
    folder. I don't filter anything else. I have seen it a few times that even
    the most annoying people can come up with an occasional pearl of wisdom.
    Live and let live...
    The only thing that really gets my ire is when someone posts under the name
    of a legit person and writes trash.

    No, never used Proximitron nor know what is. I do use Yproxy to
    decode yenc binaries since OE doesn't handle them.
    Oppie, Apr 22, 2008
  5. marx404

    misterfact Guest


    If you post a complaint about your Saturn and then post others who
    have the same complaint-then you suggest that there might be an
    epidemic problem-

    you are a TROLL according to Karl Marx404 !
    misterfact, Apr 28, 2008
  6. NOTE:

    If you post misleading information about a product and post un-vetted
    twaddle repeatedly then yes you are a troll. Every post you make proves
    you are a doddering nitwit. You have as much clout in the internet as
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright at a KKK rally. You cant even keep your so called
    "facts" straight as I've been pointing out. You really are one of the
    most pathetic trolls I've ever seen.
    I wonder if you even have friends in real life. Do people ever visit
    you or do you show up on their doorstep with them saying under their
    breath "oh great... that loon korman is here again. Whats he going to
    bitch about this time."
    If there is one thing I take pleasure in while skimming your post its
    nowing that you are miserable and will always be miserable till the very
    end. :D
    misterfactLIES, Apr 28, 2008
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