JuneKK junekk at
Thu Jul 31 07:23:20 EST 1997

Excellent.  Now if I can only get my EMAIL address off many of these
ANNOYING unsolicited email mailing lists (same nonsense), all administered
by people who do not honor requests to be taken off them!  

Gee whiz, what about "rights of privacy" in these issues (i.e. not being
harassed in this manner)?!


<<Subject: Re: SPAM
From: taguebw at
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 13:39:57 -0500
(1) Where a charter exists for an established but unmoderated group,
we will take the current charter and add the following language (taken
>From the policy statement which we send to anyone who wishes to start
a new newsgroup or convert an unmoderated to moderated newsgroup, and
suitably customized to the newsgroup where necessary) on "Moderation

"Moderation Policy: Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters,
and similar postings not germane to the stated purpose of the charter
will be deleted without comment. Inappropriate messages posted in good
faith will be returned to the sender where feasible. Messages not
strictly within the charter but likely to be of interest to many
subscribers will be accepted. Use of the newsgroup for commercial
purposes is prohibited."

The proposed new charter will be posted to the newsgroup for a short
comment period.

(2) Where a charter does not exist for an established unmoderated
group, we will solicit the newsgroup's discussion leader(s), where
listed, to draft a non-controversial charter and submit it to the
newsgroup for a short comment period.

If at any time a moderated-for-spam newsgroup wishes to convert to a
regular "moderated" group, *with its own moderator*, we shall be happy
to treat such a request just as we do the request to change from
unmoderated to moderated status.

Finally, if a currently moderated group wishes to take advantage of
the spam filtering software to ease the administrative burden on the
moderator, we will discuss the logistics and policy guidelines with
the group's moderator. (We will notify moderators when we are ready to
offer this facility; we are not currently ready.)>>

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