Re: moderated list comments

Subject: Re: moderated list comments
From: Mercedes Abels <maa5906 -at- GRIFFON -dot- MWSC -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 07:22:03 -0500

On Wed, 17 Apr 1996, Ronald Lee Stone wrote:

> Eric & others,

> I like TECHWR-L and would like that the discussion remain there.
> Yet the signal/noise ratio of the list is not what it ought to be
> for a list of this size and purpose. Further, I think that it is
> worth the consideration of the STC and academic technical
> communication departments to bring this about. (I would not expect
> any single company, unless of course it were a commercial online
> service to take on the task of moderation, yet I like the "free"
> nature of the list.) Moderation would serve to stifle noise,
> not discussion. This constitutes my interest in the issue.

I have to agree with the opinions expressed that a moderated list would
lose a lot that this list offers. Eric's suggestion that a new list be
started with a moderator may be the answer for both sides of this
discussion, but please leave this list in the free and unmoderated category.

Marci Abels
maa5906 -at- griffon -dot- mwsc -dot- edu

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