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solicitations vs. salutations

Leon Avery leon at eatworms.swmed.edu
Tue Dec 19 07:12:32 EST 1995

In article <01HYY89DAVZ68WW5JZ at life.uams.edu>, JJTHADEN at LIFE.UAMS.EDU writes:
|> >  Isn't there any way to screen solicitations to our net?
|> The administrators of bionet just extended an offer to any of the lists to
|> send software that makes this possible.
|> I subscribe to another list that "cured spam" by restricting postings to
|> the list to subscribers only.  Some objected at first to "closing" the 
|> list in this way for fear of limiting access to newcomers, but that
|> seemed to not be a problem.

A couple months ago I offered to moderate this newsgroup.  About 1/3
of respondents were opposed to the idea, and since I wasn't all that
eager to take on the responsibility, it ended there.  The thing to
realize about moderating a newsgroup is this: someone has to do it,
and has to do it regularly and frequently.  Until the moderator passes
a message, it won't go out.

I would be opposed to limiting postings to subscribers only.  I am not
a subscriber, although I read bionet.celegans every day through USENET
and WWW.

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