Don't Use Tea Talk!

If you want to participate in this group, please download an appropriate newsgroup reader such as Forte Agent or BNP NewsReaper. Tea Talk is currently using our newsgroup, rec.food.drink.tea, seemingly for malicious purposes akin to spam. We would love to have you join us and discuss tea, but through appropriate means!!!! Please don't use teatalk.
Mydnight
-------------------- thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.
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Mydnight
Yes. Instead of TeaTalk, please use an appropriate newsgroup reader such as Forte Agent for malicious purposes akin to spam. If that won't work, try news2web.com - it's free and you can use it for malicious purposes in more newsgroups than just the tea ones.
For. The. Love. Of. God.
Ignorance of the user does not make the interface invalid. Anybody else thought to work with DragonWater to improve the disclaimers on the TeaTalk site to educate the user rather than simply bashing the site for the actions of its visitors?
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Derek

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Derek

In my last email to dragonwater tea I explained to the owner that I agreed with him on the fact that we should educate the new users but that he should do his part by explaining what a news group was, how it is used etc. This was a very polite email and I have yet to see any change on the web site.
The ball is in his court.
Mike
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Mike Boucher
We cannot assume that the users of teatalk are ignorant, for the love of god, you aren't God, so quit assuming so much.
I'm sure many of the users know what a newsgroup is, and since the it's not really publicized on the website that it is running threads from this newsgroup, after we tell them, maybe the users would either download some software or avoid using teatalk.
Go to it, 'educate them. But, the site is getting free stuff and info via our newsgroup and probably will not be reprimanded by anyone else than us considering it's free-medium.
so quit being a little bitch about it. if you don't agree with our method, shut up about it.
Mydnight
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Mydnight
In article (Fri, 14 Jan 2005
r.f.d.t isn't yours, mine, or ours.
Posting substantially identical messages to Usenet is spam. Tea Talk isn't doing this. Its detractors, however, are doing this.
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Hamilcar Barca
Ever thought of heeding your own advice?
My experience is that most people have used a web browser. Few of the people I know actually know what a newsgroup is before I tell them. That was, of course, different when I was working tech support. But tech workers are hardly representative of the general public.
However, that is a guesstimation. I do not have any solid figures to compare how many individuals post to newsgroups versus how many shop online. So, admittedly, I could be wrong.
Nothing says that they can't provide NNTP access through their web page. Google does it. News2web does it. Some ISP's actually offer it to their subscribers.
This is usenet. If you can't stand criticism, get off of the soap box.
I have as much right to criticize the filling of our newsgroup with new complaint threads as you have to criticize spam.
Look at what your "method" gained. The guys at Dragonwater are now hand moderating the service. They didn't take it down. They just deleted your complaints from it. So you're annoying the site owners, who still offer the service, and you're annoying other users of rec.food.drink.tea. But TeaTalk's users will pretty much be spared.
At the same time, the disclaimer I politely suggested be added as been. Whether or not it makes a difference remains to be seen.
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Derek
It's missing an "h". That should have ended with "has been." As in, "Because I wasn't a jerk about it, the site owner paid attention to what I wrote, and made a change."
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Derek

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