Two ways, I think---Either have the newsgroup moderated or give up on the
internet. I remember asking a legitimate question about chemosensory cells
once and the only reply I got was from LabScientific trying to sell me
something. Such is the internet now---the commercial possibilities are so
great that many people lose their civility and become greedy bastards.
Robert Geisler wrote:
> how the hell can one avoid to have the drosophila newsgroup contaminated
> with questions how to get rid of fruit flies, ridiculous job offers, and
> useless, time consuming crap like that ?