@laemeur actually, yes. Even though I have never ever been on Usenet. I stumbled upon it on Wikipedia when poking around shadow banning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(Usenet)
I especially loved this part:
> intended to represent the metaphorical sound of the plonked user hitting the bottom of the kill file
...but yes, chances of someone having read that in 2020 are vanishingly low.
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