hat tip CPB, who has a link back to the original site. I'm gathering this is about how idealistic groups of newsgroup users coped with the rising tide of email spam from 1995-2004. Rules, codes, and such. Am thinking more about usenet these days (and other forms of low bandwidth communication) as the WWW gradually succumbs to Telco spam in the form of webcast sports events, bad movies, AOL-like social media sites, etc.
(TFS stands for True Free Speech--just imagine)