Dear Nat, Tim, and Diana,
Many thanks for the information on eliminating the insupportable online
static. Ah, *peace restored*!
Post by Tony Hoskins
Wonder if someone would kindly let me know just how to initiate a
kill-file. Haven't a clue, but it seems a sad necessity.
Dear Tony: How to do this, technically, is specific to whatever
you use either to read the messages as e-mails from the rootsweb list
server, or as Usenet newsgroup messages. Either way, one feature I use
to filter out useless material, is to kill any message (i.e. 'mark as
read' or 'send to trash') in which the 'newsgroups' header contains a
comma--that is, any message which is crossposted to the Usenet group
soc.genealogy.medieval as well as one or more other Usenet groups
they must be separated by commas in the 'newsgroups' header). This
filters out almost everything posted by, *and in response to*, one of
our most predictable off-topic crossposting trolls--and his
if rude, legion of assailants.