Should this group be moderated?

Thu Oct 12 17:29:30 EST 1995

Recently this newsgroup has been used to distribute advertisements 
and related material and quite a few misdirected messages (eg., 
"subscribe me").  We can reduce this noise by having the group 
moderated.  In practice this means that all messages would first go 
to an address where someone would delete inappropriate messages and 
send the rest on to the group.  In a way, this is the same problem 
that surfaced when the journals were being invented about 300 years 
    If there is widespread support for converting this newsgroup to 
moderated format I will arrange it.  However, it would be much easier 
to leave it as it is and just put up with the odd annoying message.  
Any opinions?
Chris Somerville 

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