Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A file of character strings that are matched against incoming e-mail or Usenet posts to eliminate items that one does not want to receive.

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  • noun Internet A kill file.
  • verb Internet To add (a user) to a kill file.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ah, but that's the problem with LJ, it is /not/ a proper discussion forum, which would have facilities to 'killfile' Usenet term; means "I don't want to see that person's posts/comments" but other people can still see them and proper threading, not a master post with comments, but people still still to use it as a general discussion forum because that's where everyone else is.

    Right Speech

  • For us less technical types, what is a "killfile"?

    Killfiles on Mexconnect

  • David: Isn't it about time that a 'killfile' function was added to Gossamer Forum and Mexconnect?

    Killfiles on Mexconnect

  • Best way to piss an author off (and end up in their killfile) is to argue with them about the direction the plot is going, or the actions and motivations of their characters.

    Rants, whines, vents, and moans–we all haz ‘em «

  • Best way to piss an author off (and end up in their killfile) is to argue with them about the direction the plot is going, or the actions and motivations of their characters.

    2010 February «

  • Ah, but Usenet had truly effective killfile tools; you could block by subject or real author with 'nn' or 'rn' quite effectively.

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • The 'personal topic' method certainly helps keep Deltoid readable but, again, Deltoid has killfile, so one can omit a lot

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • The standard Firefox killfile would, I guess, have to be installed by the NYT.

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • Anna did something like a killfile script for dot.earth but the NYT defeated it.

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • Reality is what, when you killfile it, doesn't go away.

    Reality is what, when you killfile it, doesn't go away.

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