"Gib Bogle" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Richard Henry wrote: > > "Abstract Dissonance" <Abstract.Dissonance@hotmail.com> wrote in message > > news:email@example.com... > > > >><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > >>news:email@example.com... > >> > >>>Abstract Dissonance wrote: > >>> > >>>>For the sake of humanity please stop replying to this troll!!!!!!!!!! > >>>>This > >>>>is really pathetic. > >>> > >>>Those who reply are performing the service of keeping > >>>the troll placated lest he go off and get into some other > >>>mischief such as the time he tried to vandalize the Wikipedia. > >> > >> > >>>If _you_ don't like it, don't read it. But I'll not take direction > >>>from you or anyone else. > >> > >>um, I have no choice because it shows up in my newsreader. I cannot > >>killfile his messages because I end up getting all the replies no matter > >>what. I suppose I could killfile everyone that replies to him though. > > > > > > I am capable of not reading any messages I want to from my newsreader. > > That's cool! How did you configure yourself?
Assuming you're serious (I'm concerned that my sense of humor has slipped out of joint lately - several of my postings around various corners of usenet that I intended to be humorous have brouhgt back some apparently-negatively-emotional responses):
I sift through the headers looking for interesting subjects or familiar posters. When I am done with a batch, I mark them "all read" and move on to the next newsgroup. There is only one newsgroup (rec.skiing.alpine) in which I read every posting, two (sci.math and sci.engineering.design) that I read every day or more often, and several that I read on an intermittent basis or when I run out of useful things to do.