= S =
[portmanteau of `spam' or `spew' and
`forgery'.] Massive floods of forged articles intended to disrupt a
newsgroup. Typically these have reasonable-looking headers but
complete gibberish for content, making the legitimate articles too
difficult to find. This tactic has been most notoriously used by
the Church of Scientology to disrupt discussion on the newsgroup
alt.religion.scientology, but is unfortunately not by any
means confined to that group.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.