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Re: USTA Sends Strange Letter to Wal-Mart

Jeff C (
Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:27:34 -0800

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 09:52:26 -0500, Rick Merrill <> wrote:

> What's this? Is it The latest in Cancelbot technique??

That was a forged post by a USENET vandal known as "hipcrime". Dippy
hates USENET, and especially it hates, so
it wrote a piece of abuseware known as "newsagent" that allows it to
forge supercede posts and force follow-ups to flood NANAE with
thousands of "WTF" posts such as yours.

What to do about it is simple. First, look at the headers of a few
forged posts, and filter on the commonly identifiable elements. Lately
dippy's been abusing news servers in American Universities. If you
subscribe to a service such as Supernews, the filtering is already
done for you. Second, if you feel you MUST reply to a dippyspew post,
look very carefully at where the post will be sent before you send it.
This will ensure that you don't accidentally pollute another group
thus doing dippy's vandalism for it. Third, now that you're immune to
this id10t, join in the defense by posting a message similar to this
one whenever you see a dippyspew in your newsgroup. The more people
who know about dippy, the less damage it can do.

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