Volunteer moderator (was Re: spam and porn on this newsgroup)

Chuck C chuck7 at erols.com
Mon Jun 9 19:27:07 EST 1997

On Sat, 07 Jun 1997 09:15:51 +0930, Gary Lum <glum at ozemail.com.au>

>Nathan Wilson wrote:
>> I support the motion to make this group moderated.  I actually was a
>> bit shocked when I started counting the number of spams that come
>> across this group.  They don't really bother me personally, but if
>> they are causing people to disconnect from the group, then they are a
>> problem.  I also feel that by making the group moderated we are
>> making a constructive vote against spamming.  If someone can tell me
>> how moderation works I am willing to act as moderator.  I am an
>> experienced programmer and have been using the Internet since the
>> early '80s.  I've just never moderated a list.  My rules would be
>> simple:
>Sounds like you're the person.
>> 1) New threads must be related to mushrooms or fungi (obviously this
>> includes lichens and myxos) in some direct way.
>> 2) All legitimate responses to existing threads will be sent on.
>> 3) If for some reason I decide to reject an article, I will always
>> send a form email to the apparent sender describing this policy.  (Boy
>> am *I* going to get spammed!)  If you submit an article and it doesn't
>> show up within a week (I do go on vacation once in a while!) and you

Is there a way to have multi-moderators?  It would be a shame to not
get new messages posted for 4 or so days because the moderator is not
checking new messages.  Or you could have a trusted person sub in for
you when you go on vacation.

>> haven't gotten a reject email from me, you should resubmit the
>> article.  This will hopefully mitigate the potential for people
>> feeling they are being censored, when all that happended was the mail
>> got lost.
>Go for it.
>I vote for Nathan
>Dr Gary Lum
>Director of Microbiology and A/Director of Pathology
>Royal Darwin Hospital
>Microbiologists do it with culture and sensitivity 
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