Suggestions for Moderation

Alexander Berezin berezin at MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA
Fri Sep 27 19:18:09 EST 1996

(1) No posters of scientific, controversial or
discussable character can be ever rejected with 
an exception of those containing obsenities.
Wistelblowing, including potential misconduct
allegations against the specific people, should
be allowed with a subnote that the posterer 
bears the full responsibility, 

(2) All commercial posters offering "goods and
services", in particular "send $1 to five people"
type of crap should be rejected. An exception
though should be made in cases when in a particular
discussion somebody indicates recent relevant book
on a topic (even own book) with price and publisher. 
Theoretically the latter can be seen as a book 
advertisement, but I think at this case the community 
should make an exception because the information 
value in this case takes the precedence over 
commercial (or at least we should trust so),

(3) In case a jamming problem develops, limitations 
on a number of posters from any givin individual may 
be considerd (e.g. no more than 1 poster per day 
in case of revolving discussion)

Alex Berezin
Alexander A. Berezin, PhD
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University, Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L7
tel. (905) 525-9140 ext. 24546

On 27 Sep 1996, William Tivol wrote:

> Cornelius Krasel (krasel at wrote:
> : bionet.general seems to get increased amounts of unsoliticed advertisement.
> : To avoid this (and to force people to advertise via I propose
> : to make this newsgroup moderated.
> : I would volunteer for moderation. (At least around here b.general traffic
> : seems manageable.) (Disclaimer: I have never before moderated a newsgroup.)
> : Comments?
> Dear Cornelius,
> 	If you want to do it, you have my support.  I don't need to see
> more articles on how to send other people money.
> 				Yours,
> 				Bill Tivol

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