Re: SETI: news postings

David Woolley (
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:44:07 +0100 (BST)

I wrote:

> I note that Robert Owen has already got himself publicly killfiled by
Some people are apparently not familiar with this term, and thought it
was a typo. It is USENET terminology for instructing the news reader to
silently ignore articles from the person. "Publicly killfiled" refers
to the appearance of "*plonk*" in the article, which is a convention to
tell someone that there is no point in continuing as you have just put
them in the kill file.

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