Re: Test Message
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:07:01 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 17, 3:29 am, "Preston" <dontwant..._at_nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > On 2012-02-17, onedbguru <onedbg..._at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > On Feb 16, 2:46?am, Eric <e..._at_deptj.eu> wrote:
> > >> On 2012-02-16, Kay Kanekowski <kay.kanekow..._at_web.de> wrote:
> > >> > On 16 Feb., 00:59, Eric <e..._at_deptj.eu> wrote:
> > >> >> You have seen a cancelled message!
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> > your message isn't really cancelled
> > >> > Kay
> > >> Why do you say that?
> > > if it were cancelled you would not see it. Therefore because we DO
> > > see it, it is not cancelled.
> > Not true. Cancels tend to be ignored, which was the whole point of the
> > exercise.
> You're wasting your time Eric. Even if you accept the frankly ludicrous
> premise that spammers either read replies to their posts or read a
> group before spamming it, most usenet servers don't honour cancel
> requests, & neither does Google Groups. The only way a cancel sometimes
> works is if you send it within seconds of the original, before the post
> leaves your provider's server.
> The only thing David & Joel achieve by replying to them is to propogate
> the spam to everyone who didn't see the original due to using a proper
> usenet provider and/or local rules. But I've been down this road with
> them several times before to no avail.
Google groups has honored every request I've ever made, some even months after they were posted (forgeries not posted by me, I never would have even thought to look until I accidentally ran across one, then knew what to look for). You still fail to realize spammers aren't a homogenous group, they don't all use the same spamware, they have different motivations. I've personally been thanked by some who were clueless (rare indeed, but it has happened). Causality is difficult to establish, but notice, this group is still here.
I note Eric never said how he tried to cancel. http://noms.icanhascheezburger.com/2012/02/13/funny-food-photos-youre-doing-it-wrong-3/
All I can guess is you guys are talking about something else and calling it a cancel, and perhaps have some strange ideas about propagation.
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