Re: Was shutting off alt.* a test run?
- From: cryptoguy <treifamily@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 06:18:43 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 11, 11:23 pm, "Keith F. Lynch" <k...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Seth <se...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Keith F. Lynch <k...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just checked, and alt.sex is still under 2 million articles.It can get that much spam in a single day. Some sites are much
better at rejecting spam than others.
I just checked, and it has 4825 posts in the last month, most if not
all of which are spam. You're saying that there were actually about
60 million posts in the past month, but that Panix blocked 99.992
percent of them?
Obviously, nobody reads that group any more. So why do spammers
bother posting to it?
It's unlikely that one of its subgroups has significantly more.Why not? A binary group that people post movies in 10K chunks to
There's no way any of its subgroups has 1000 times more.
can get a lot of postings.
I thought we were talking about the *text* alt.sex subgroups.
Keith is correct. One of the few rules that is pretty well
obeyed across usenet is that binaries are in the alt.binaries
hierarchy (with a few in alt.bainaries).
I don't know if current innd and other news demon applications
enforce this, but exceptions are pretty rare, in my experience.
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