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Time for Moderation in this group?

francis at NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV francis at NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV
Wed Oct 14 22:33:05 EST 1998


> To: bio-soft at net.bio.net
> From: aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu (Ashok Aiyar)
> Subject: Re: Time for Moderation in this group?

>     Tim Cutts (timc at chiark.greenend.org.uk) wrote:
> >Moderation is a solution which does not
> >penalise people on mailing lists and those on low bandwidth sites.
> 
> Unfortunately moderation rarely works, because the "Approved-by"
> header, which is added by the moderator can also very easily be
> added by the spammer.  In fact one nntp client commonly used by 
> spammers does it for you.

moderation does work for the BIOSCI groups .. You simply need a
volunteer. (see http://www.bio.net/)

I "moderate" the yeast bionet newsgroup ... no spam there ...

f.


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