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Lesson One for Budding Moderators

Kids, this is what happens if you word the description of your shiny new newsgroup wrongly. And yes, this is probably the weirdest piece of mail I've ever received in the moderator's mailbox. And yes, true to form, it really did come from everyone's favourite ISP, America Online.

And the really odd thing is that I didn't put anything about selling merkins in there, contrary to what this person is saying. I think someone at AOL did it to confuse me.

From (censored)@aol.comSat Jun 24 11:57:44 1995
From bin Mon Jun 19 05:32:17 1995
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Date: Sun18 Jun 1995 21:26:42 -0400
From: (censored)
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Pubic wigs

The America Online here has as the descriptor of your Newsgroup "Sale of Pubic Wigs and Book Signings." Nowhere amongst your postings do I find anything about pubic wigs. This severely disappoints me---as I have no pubic hair (permanently removed) (an actual fact) and might possibly have use of pubic wigs. At any rate, the subject is of interest. Perhaps you could point me in the right direction.


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