A form of denial-of-service attack
perpetrated by hostile newbie
s at the expense of discussion
. The first well-known newsgroup invasion
was inflicted by denizens of alt.bigfoot
, and amounted to several tasteless
folks flooding the froup
with posts about eating
or torturing cats
Just as rude people IRL tend to rationalize their rudeness by saying, for instance, that they are only rude because people are assholes, so do newsgroup invaders and other net abusers (such as Son of GORTICIAN in the writeup that was formerly above), rationalize their abuses by calling their victims "fuckheads" or the like.
Participating in a newsgroup invasion violates the Acceptable Use Policies of most ISPs and other Usenet sites. If your site sysadmins are awake, you may lose your Usenet access, your account, or your genitalia.