Politics on this echo?

Just curious, why is there so much political discussion on a Raspberry Pi
echo?
Is someone mis-gating this echo?
Reply to
Craig Dooley
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BY: A. Dumas(3:770/3)
AD> Because this place is filled with old miserable assholes living in the AD> past, thinking they know everything because they can program in assembly AD> language. AD> LOL!
Nice answer!
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Craig Dooley
BY: TimS(3:770/3)
T> Echo? Gating? What are you talking about? T> This is the Raspberry Pi Discussion Echo on Fidonet. From the looks of some of the messages (all political stuff), it appears someone is bringing in a political message area from another network or usenet group and porting it to this echo.
I've no authority over this echo, but I'd prefer to read about Raspberry Pi computers here than politics.
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Craig Dooley
BY: Mike(3:770/3)
M> To the OP: It's a USENET newsgroup. No idea what wormholes and portals M> people on FIDO are seeing this through, but there has been some M> offtopic/crossposted stuff. It happens on USENET. M> Interesting, because I'm reading it on a Fidonet echo. So it sounds like someone is gating a usenet group to Fidonet and back. Not sure why, since politics and Raspberry Pi computers don't necessarily go together.
I'm not trying to police a usenet group, I'm just annoyed that someone has combined the 2 groups.
Shrug. Oh well, nothing I can do about it.
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Craig Dooley
Re: Re: Politics on this echo? By: Craig Dooley to Tims on Sun Mar 28 2021 10:20:43
CD> This is the Raspberry Pi Discussion Echo on Fidonet.
it is a gated newsgroup... conversations go to both sides of the gate...
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mark lewis
BY: TimS(3:770/3)
T> Oh no it isn't. It's the comp.sys.raspberry-pi Usenet group. If you T> don't have T> suffient tools to filter out stuff you don't want to see, that's hardly T> our T> fault. And why didn't you prefix your OP's Subject: line with OT ? T> From my point of view, it's just a Fidonet echo. I was not aware that it was gated to Usenet. As far as I knew, it was a Fidonet echo that perhaps someone had mis-configured and was gating a politics echo to it.
I simply asked a question.
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Craig Dooley
BY: mark lewis(1:3634/12)
ml> it is a gated newsgroup... conversations go to both sides of the gate... ml> Thank you, Mark. I was not aware it was a gated group.
-Craig
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Craig Dooley
Re: Re: Politics on this echo? By: Craig Dooley to Mark Lewis on Sun Mar 28 2021 13:09:03
ml>> it is a gated newsgroup... conversations go to both sides of ml>> the gate...
CD> Thank you, Mark. I was not aware it was a gated group.
you are quite welcome...
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mark lewis
Re: Re: Politics on this echo? By: A. Dumas to mark lewis on Sun Mar 28 2021 17:45:35
please direct your complaints to the proper place as depicted in every message gated from fidonet into the group... the necessary data should be easily found in the headers...
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mark lewis
Re: Politics on this echo? By: Vincent Coen to A. Dumas on Sun Mar 28 2021 20:38:33
VC> Some people do not have their TZUTC setting at all.
and sometimes the problem is the gating software... especially if it doesn't properly convert the timestamps to whatever is the proper form for newsgroups... the question is should it convert all to UTC or to the gateway's local time or leave them all as posted...
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mark lewis
Hello Craig!
Sunday March 28 2021 11:55, you wrote to Mike:
M>> To the OP: It's a USENET newsgroup. No idea what wormholes and M>> portals people on FIDO are seeing this through, but there has been M>> some offtopic/crossposted stuff. It happens on USENET. M>>
It is coming from (via seenbys ) :
System : Agency HUB Gateway Sysop : Paul snipped-for-privacy@f3.n70.z3.fidonet.org Location : New Zealand Phone : -Unpublished- Speed : 300 Flags : P Flag : Pvt Uplink : 770/0 Region : 57 URL : (null)
Vincent
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Vincent Coen
Hello A!
Sunday March 28 2021 17:45, you wrote to mark lewis:
Some people do not have their TZUTC setting at all.
Vincent
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Vincent Coen
Echo? Gating? What are you talking about?
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Tim
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TimS
Because this place is filled with old miserable assholes living in the past, thinking they know everything because they can program in assembly language.
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A. Dumas
Sounds like FIDO speak
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Andy Burns
Arrr, its just the Internet Spring - 'tis exactly the same on r.a.s.
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Martin Gregorie
Original poster is at "f126.n123.z1.fidonet.org" so, yes.
To the OP: It's a USENET newsgroup. No idea what wormholes and portals people on FIDO are seeing this through, but there has been some offtopic/crossposted stuff. It happens on USENET.
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Reply to
Mike
Then do so.
We in Usenet have this thing called a subject header, whereby we can make informed decisions about what to read and what to ignore.
If there is insufficient interest in off-topic subjects, they die quickly.
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Joe
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Joe
Oh no it isn't. It's the comp.sys.raspberry-pi Usenet group. If you don't have suffient tools to filter out stuff you don't want to see, that's hardly our fault. And why didn't you prefix your OP's Subject: line with OT ?
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Tim
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TimS
And you guys (and/or your admin) should fix that damn clock! All date/time headers from fido are wrong.
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A. Dumas

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