Post by Lori Post by Lori Post by Francois R. Velde
François R. Velde
Heraldica Web Site: http://www.heraldica.org/
There should be a way to block authors on this site, like in email instead of having to go through all the messages to report spam. Is there a way to do this? Reporting the spam doesn't seem to help keep this junk off this list.
I am not meaning Francois!
This is a very old list, based on the Usenet protocol created in the 80s. That means that here is no real one person to report spam to. Even if there was, there's no central user database that can ban people. Anyone can send the right text file to the right computer and get it posted.
Most people (including me) seem to get it through Google groups, which could theoretically do something like block anything that includes the term IELTS from their version of ATR, but they have a history of saying "fuck it, we'll just ban the group."