Re: OT but curious about 'Web Portals'
- From: "BEI Design" <nobeidesignspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 23:44:18 -0700
"BEI Design" <nobeidesignspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
The other day I asked a question about what is wrong
with posting to the list
This isn't a "list", it's Usenet.
Sloppy wording. I do know the difference.
by way of 'web portals' (not that I
had even heard the term till it was used here).
I didn't get an answer but I would really like to
know. It's costing me a packet to keep 2 ISPs fed and
watered but I persist as only one of them (the dreaded
service) offers a newsgroups option. I'd love to drop
this service but have clung on because of the
$3.94/month for a Supernews feed would probably be
cheaper than the second ISP:
I'm sure there are any number of things I could do, but I
still don't know what the problem is with using a 'web
portal' to post.
Is there a problem? Is it real or just something people
like to whinge about when feeling particularly
curmudgeonly or when the Moon is in the wrong quarter?
I don't know about sewgirls.com TOS/AUP in terms of their
cutting off abusers (although it is one of the ugliest sites
I've ever seen), but Google will do absolutely nothing to
terminate abusive users. Posting through one's own ISP,
there is a certain restraint brought about by the knowledge
one may lose connectivity if too many complaints are filed.
However, people use Google and gmail to spam, post off-topic
garbage (see the new thread "Email me your tit size" for an
example) with no fear at all of losing internet access.
Google has become the biggest spam/abuse-facilitator on the
internet, IMHO. I would hate to miss interesting messages
from regulars on alt.sewing, but I'm really tempted to
kilfile all google-gmail-sewgirls messages.
Beverly, why no, I'm not at all curmudgeonly tonight....
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