alt.tasteless is a Usenet newsgroup dedicated to the discussion of tasteless and offensive subjects. It was founded in 1989 by Bruce Becker.
alt.tasteless is an example of the sort of subject matter that the Alt hierarchy is intended for.
alt.tasteless was involved in a number of well-known newsgroup invasions (in which the members of one newsgroup engage in organized trolling of another newsgroup). The best-known incident was an invasion of rec.pets.cats in 1993, in which alt.tasteless members posted a bogus request for advice (how does one deal with noisome feline diarrhea?) and several outrageous replies (firing "copper-jacketed hollow-points" into the cat's anus, among others).
- Encyclopedia Horribilis and Tasteless Phrase Book
- Alt.tasteless main FAQ
- The thread that inspired the Wired article
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