Re: Way to eliminate nutcases from newsfeed

Toby Cockcroft (
Thu, 05 Dec 1996 22:20:28 -0400

In article <>, (Noel Dickover) wrote:

>By looking at Toby's reply's, which BTW were amusing, it appears as if
>Mr. Ed has participated in this thread, of course don't know that for
>sure, BECAUSE I NO LONGER GET HIS MESSAGES. Huuaah!! Life is good.
>Kill files make it that way. It is the best defense against trolls, and
>I highly recommend them (newsreaders with killfiles, not newsgroups with
>trolls). I think I will even pay for one of these kill file newsreaders
>after my 30 eval is over.
>Thanks for the laugh Toby.
>Noel Dickover

Thanks Noel

The best way to marginalise someone politically is to silence them. Kill
files do this quite nicely. And though I would agree that in this case
silencing Ed would be a boon to humanity it is a dangerous road we go down
when this option is exercised. Silencing opposition is all too often
abused and used for all the wrong reasons. So, though it pains me to say
this, some of us must endure Ed's words and listen to him lest we grow too
used to silence and no longer listen to ourselves.