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[Pan-users] Re: score a troll

From: thufir
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: score a troll
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:46:17 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black)

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:43:06 +0000, Duncan wrote:

> The problem is that as implemented, pan only scores on the usual
> "overview" headers, that is, the headers available before the post is
> actually downloaded, which generally amounts to the ones displayed in
> the header pane, subject, author, date, references (so proper threading
> can be done), message-id, xref (cross-posting), lines and bytes ...,
> that's pretty much it.  If the poster is varying all of those, you're
> SOL. Organization, x-newsreader, x-trace, path, x-complaints-to, etc,
> are unavailable for scoring.

Too bad.

> Due to the address munging gmane (Gateway for Mail And NEws, what I use
> to read the list) does to anything looking like an email address on this
> list, I can't check so very easily, but it's possible you may be able to
> figure out an element in the references you can score -- provided you
> want to score replies to him as well, or maybe the message-id (tho I'm
> not positive you can score on that but I /think/ someone reported that
> you can, you'd have to try manually adding it to the the scorefile to
> see).
> The other alternatives are using another news client (with proper
> scoring) for that group, running your own local news server, leafnode or
> the like, locally, or just continuing to cope with it manually.
> Or, of course, if you have the talent or significant financial
> resources, you can either code up a patch, or sponsor someone (Charles
> maybe) to code the requisite functionality for you.

I think I might try a different client.  Any suggestions?


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