More activity - suggestions

Jan Kreft Kreft at
Tue May 13 03:09:17 EST 1997

I vote for moderation of the group to get rid of the junk.

Concerning activity, I think we shouldn't make the group to formal and
just start a discussion when we feel like it.


On 13 May 1997, Claus Sternberg wrote:

> First, - As a result of the increasing number of commercial postings
> (junk-mail), I am considering change the policy of this newsgroup from being 
> open to moderated. I would like your comments on this, and also if you 
> would like to become the (or one of the) moderators of the newsgroup, 
> please send a reply to biofilms at If no-one volunteers, I 
> can do it for a period.
> And, I think we should get some more activity in the group - are there any
> suggestions on how to achieve that? How about scheduling some plenary
> discussions on certain topics. I could imagine that we could e.g. announce a
> topic a week or so in advance, - then somebody (an ad-hoc discussion leader)
> should write an opening contribution, and subsequently everybody are
> encouraged 
> to reply to this and the ad-hoc discussion leader will make sure that the
> replies are propagated to the newsgroup. What do you think?
> Please make sure that your replies go to biofilms at (or me - I
> will pass it on then)
> Best regards,
> Claus Sternberg

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