plant-ed future

dosmann at IASTATE.EDU dosmann at IASTATE.EDU
Thu Jun 12 09:30:44 EST 1997


---Scott Shumway wrote---
> HALF of the messages that I receive from plant-ed are about non-botanical
> sex or anotomical photographs that do not feature members of the plant or
> protist kingdoms.  This represents almost ALL of the junk email (spams?)
> that I receive.  By unsubscripbing from plant-ed I could eliminate my junk
> email problems, but I would also lose a valuable source of plant teaching
> and research information.  Is there any way to save this list from "death
> by unwanted advertising"?  Could it become a moderated list?
> 
> Thanks, Scott
> 
> Scott Shumway
> Dept. of Biology
> Wheaton College
> Norton, MA 02766
> 508-286-3945
> "Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"
> 

I second that opinion!
While I have found this list to be of great help to me in the past, I 
find the frequent "naughtygirl.naughtyboy.cheerleader.celebrity.pics...." 
a pain in the Aster.

Are the other Bio-Sci lists also frequented by these spams?  I would 
imagine that they are.  Yes, a moderated list would filter out these 
posts, but the problem lies in MODERATING it.  Somebody would have to 
volunteer to administrate the list and dump the non-plant-ed 
material; that is if the Bio-Sci folks allow it.

I'm not sure what the anther is.  I do agree that I would hate to see 
this list senesce due to unwanted advertising.

Any ideas?


Michael
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Michael S Dosmann                    
dosmann at iastate.edu             . . .  
Graduate Research Assistant      . . 
Department of Horticulture      . . . 
Iowa State University          




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