Walter Nissen wrote: >Hopefully, people will be able to restrain themselves from posting replies >to spam, kooks, etc. It's not ok to further spoil the group with more >off-topic posts. I agree. The best thing to do when there is an abusive person is to just ignore them. I will have no mental anguish over bad articles in the newsgroup because I accept Usenet on its own terms: bad posts are inevitable; you can't control them; there are usually missing posts; and no one owns the forum. If anyone reading this hasn't posted to Usenet before, be forewarned that your e-mail address will be picked up by spammers and you will receive unwanted e-mail advertisements of all sorts. To avoid this, the usual practice on Usenet is to insert 'NOSPAM' or 'REMOVETHIS' is the 'From' field and signature. In other words, instead of firstname.lastname@example.org use joe@nasa.NOSPAM.gov or joe@nasa.REMOVETHIS.gov or any other 'spam block phrase' that you like. _____________________________________________________________ Jim Varney 121.398 W, 38.458 N, 8m Sacramento, Calif.