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Subject:Re: moderate techwr-l? From:Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 5 Jan 1995 22:05:55 -0800
Gail DeCamp said:
> A possible solution: I'd like to propose that we think about having
> the list moderated. Failing that, it may be possible to alter the list
> code to exclude some of the more common problem messages (like mailer
> What do you all think?
No moderation! Never!!! I hate moderated lists! Besides, who would do it?
It's time-consuming, and delays postings forever.
One thing Eric *could* do, I think, is change the list parameters so that
only people who sub can post. But since we're gatewayed to usenet, and
anyone can post to usenet, that wouldn't be too effective.