But wait! There's more! Just 3 easy payments of eleventy dollars! pew pew pew!

dinner break is over… back to the “grind”!

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:30:43 -0500, Ryan D.
[email protected] wrote:

dinner break is over… back to the “grind”!

Whew – glad I checked the author before adding the sender to my spam
filter! Can’t afford to lose all of Ryan D.'s future Ruby posts.
But that was a close one!

– Benjamin L. Russell

On 24 Jun 2009, at 13:05, Benjamin L. Russell wrote:

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:30:43 -0500, Ryan D.
[email protected] wrote:

dinner break is over… back to the “grind”!

Whew – glad I checked the author before adding the sender to my spam
filter! Can’t afford to lose all of Ryan D.'s future Ruby posts.
But that was a close one!

I had to dig that one out of my spam folder. I guess “3 easy payments”
and “grind” were too much for it’s poor little bayesian filter.

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net

raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason

On Jun 24, 2009, at 06:06 , Eleanor McHugh wrote:

I had to dig that one out of my spam folder. I guess “3 easy
payments” and “grind” were too much for it’s poor little bayesian
filter.

clearly it was “eleventy” and “pew pew pew”. sure signs of spam.
DAMNIT. I did it again.

On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:10:33 -0500, Robert D.
[email protected] wrote:

Whew – glad I checked the author before adding the sender to my spam
filter! Can’t afford to lose all of Ryan D.'s future Ruby posts.
But that was a close one!

Do you mean they do not go to the SPAM folder???
:wink:

I don’t trust Bayesian filtering, so I prefer not to use it.

Instead, using a newsreader called Forte’ Agent 5.0 (see
http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php) (on Windows XP), I usually
sort NNTP messages from comp.lang.ruby using USENET filters, which
filter and delete according to e-mail address. Therefore, I usually
manually add e-mail addresses to this filter. Setting up filters is
more time-consuming than using Bayesian filtering, but avoids
accidentally filtering spam-like messages that aren’t actually spam
(such as the message that is the topic of this thread).

Once an e-mail address is added, all future messages from that
recipient on that newsgroup are automatically deleted without notice.

Of course, I could alternatively read the mailing list ruby-talk
instead of the newsgroup comp.lang.ruby, and then spam would be
automatically filtered by the settings on my e-mail account, which are
more sophisticated than simple Bayesian filtering, but I prefer to use
a common interface for all my USENET messages, and not all newsgroups
are linked to a mailing list.

– Benjamin L. Russell

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Benjamin L. Russell
<[email protected]

wrote:

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:30:43 -0500, Ryan D.
[email protected] wrote:

dinner break is over… back to the “grind”!

Whew – glad I checked the author before adding the sender to my spam
filter! Can’t afford to lose all of Ryan D.'s future Ruby posts.
But that was a close one!

Do you mean they do not go to the SPAM folder???
:wink:
Robert

On 24 Jun 2009, at 19:04, Ryan D. wrote:

But that was a close one!

I had to dig that one out of my spam folder. I guess “3 easy
payments” and “grind” were too much for it’s poor little bayesian
filter.

clearly it was “eleventy”

surely that was just a typo for “twelvety”… local spam for local
people :wink:

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net

raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason