Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix)
Article: 7619 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com (Kevin Buhr) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix) Date: 07 Apr 1995 16:29:24 GMT Organization: Statistics Department, University of Wisconsin---Madison Lines: 42 Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution: world Message-ID: BUHR.95Apr7112925@mozart.stat.wisc.edu <BUHR.95Apr6212814@mozart.stat.wisc.edu> <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: mozart.stat.wisc.edu In-reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org's message of 7 Apr 1995 08:58:22 GMT X-for-the-humour-impaired: the grammatical error in the 19th line of the message body has been made on purpose. It is not necessary to point out that the sentence is in error, because the author (and everyone else except you) *already knows*. Status: RO
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthew Jachimstal) writes: | | Kevin Buhr (email@example.com) wrote: | | : You and your two English-major friends were trolled. And you | : misspelled "your". Hope this helps! | | : Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org> | | Again, when nitpicking, make sure **you're** correct: | you're -> contraction of you are | your -> possesive pronoun, as in "your two English-major friends" Bzzzzt! Thanks for playing. I can't believe that my blatantly obvious troll caught *two* (not one), but *two* people---you, and another by email. Go back and look at my original message headers, Hot Stuff. And you misspelled, "Troll me!" in you're message. Hope this helps! Kevin <email@example.com> ObPublicServiceHack: I pray to God that nobody else gets trolled here, because I'm running out of good hacks. I hacked together some scripts last weekend to cancel a few hundred copies of the RAIN spam. I figure most others grep a news spool on a filesystem, but my "findrain" script "XHDR"ed all the groups in the active list, picked out the ones with an appropriate subject and checked their headers in more detail, and spit out the Message-ID if there was a match. Perl is just so great... A couple of other scripts generated the appropriate cancels and actually POSTed them, since I don't have the luxury of piping things through "inews" and "rnews". Anyway, it worked, and I was happy.