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 net.bio.net. 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
> 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 net.bio.net (or me - I
> will pass it on then)
>> Best regards,
>> Claus Sternberg