PART 2 - MODERATING THE BIOSCI/bionet NEWSGROUPS

Richard H. Miller rick at crick.ssctr.bcm.tmc.edu
Fri Feb 24 10:57:46 EST 1995


In article <3iktq2$s1p at post.its.mcw.edu>, ckrepel at post.its.mcw.edu (Candace Krepel) writes:
|> I think registration and automoderation is a great idea. As to
|> administrative difficulties with people not canceling out-of-date addresses,
|> there could be an automatic annual re-registration, with the last year's
|> list being purged.  This would help clean out students who graduated 8*).


However, bear in mind one thing that happened during the CREDIT REPAIR spam; 
the spammers included the magic cookie to allow the adds to be posted to 
moderated groups. Auto-moderation will work to eliminate the clueless spammers
but, unless a fundamental change is made in the news transport software and
replicated globally, a determined SPAMmer will bypass any auto-moderation 
scheme. 

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Richard H. Miller                 Email: rick at bcm.tmc.edu
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