Call for moderation/filtering on bionet newsgroups

Chuck Dunn cddunn at texas.net
Sat Aug 23 09:41:11 EST 1997


I'm all for moderation.  Who wants the job?
The tragedy of the commons is about to claim the Internet!

Dr. Stephen G. Hall wrote:
> 
> It is extremely unfortunate that the bionet newsgroups have become
> swamped with junk posts.  These groups used to provide am invaluable
> service to the public; however, they have become something many in
> the scientific community stay away from now due to the continuous
> spam that is posted.
> 
> There is probably a place for the chain letter, ez credit, and get
> rich schemes that are posted, but they certainly are out of place
> here.
> 
> While scientists are probably the smartest, yet most underpaid lot
> in the universe, I don't think the bionet group as a whole really gives
> any of the ez money posts a second thought with regard to making a
> career change.
> 
> Here's hoping for a little moderation. Anyone agree?
> 
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