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What is net-abuse?

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What is net-abuse?

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Since the first net-abuse newsgroup, many curious forms of Usenet behavior have been discussed. Of these, spam is the one most universally accepted as ‘net-abuse’, which is why it gets its own section below. Other Frequently Aired Complaints are discussed throughout the FAQ. However, as Neil Pawson says, “it’s for abuse *of* the net, NOT abuse *on* the net.” Just because somebody does something vile doesn’t mean we can do anything about it on n.a.n-a. To qualify as true panic-inspiring net-abuse, an act must interfere with the net-use of a large number of people. Examples of this: newsgroup flooding, widespread or organized forgery campaigns, widespread or organized account hackery, widespread or organized censorship attempts, etcetera.

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