solicitations vs. salutations

Michael Hengartner hengartn at CSHL.ORG
Tue Dec 19 11:23:31 EST 1995


>>  Isn't there any way to screen solicitations to our net?
>
>The administrators of bionet just extended an offer to any of the lists to
>send software that makes this possible.
>
>I subscribe to another list that "cured spam" by restricting postings to
>the list to subscribers only.  Some objected at first to "closing" the
>list in this way for fear of limiting access to newcomers, but that
>seemed to not be a problem.

I strongly feel that restricting postings to subscribers would be
inappropriate.  The better alternative would be to have the newsgroup
moderated, a suggestion that had originally been made by Leon, but which at
the time received mixed reviews and therefore got canned.  Maybe it's time
to reconsider that option.

Mir


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