>>Albert, I know that...but hold on to your hate. Herman Rubin is listed >>in Deja Vu as having posted 4,552 messages IN THE CURRENT data base >>listed as unique posts. Over what time...hard to tell but it looks >>like between Jan. 4/97 and now. How many newsgroups?
>Most of these groups I have only posted to as crossposting.
>In fact, I could not post to a large number of them as a unique post.
Herman, I left the newsgrp list for this message as it was....I am not about to go count your unique messages...I just quoted. The number is rather staggering, either way you cut it, my guess is you are one of the most prolific newsgroup posters, aside from the commercial spammers...that takes time, sir.
But apparently, you aren't aware that technically by the standards that some ISP's provide, you are spamming the net (abuse of the internet), since some ISP's consider cross-posting to more than 5 newsgroups is a violation. On those ISP's you would have lost your account...
What is also interesting is that I am betting that you are not paying for your account...does the cost come from the public purse to send 5000 messages+? If so, is this not an abuse? And if Purdue pays for you to send these largely professionally irrelevant messages from your academic account, how do you justify your theft of resources?
How do you justify that? If you saw a public school teacher doing this, would you not wonder? I would. And I wonder about you, your amount of salaried free time, and your work with students.
I know you don't post only in the evenings, and you do post during work hours...at least those that teachers and most other people have to abide by. I guess you get paid for that.
Purdue provides and pays for your platform.
How does that help your students, or contribute to your research?