[BiO BB] Is this list moderated?
idoerg at burnham.org
Fri Oct 10 13:29:09 EDT 2003
Part of the problem may be solved by including a few ground rules in the
email sent to new subscribers, something along the lines of:
"Welcome to the BioBB. Please read the following carefully before
posting to the list
[What is this list about, RTFFAQ. Keep it short, otherwise they won't
read it anyway].
Failure to comply with these outline will result in a LART party at your
J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
> Hi Eitan.
> Posting to the list is restricted to subscribers, but, other than that,
> there is no moderation. Full moderation would require that all posts be
> held for approval, which could take hours. I have even seen moderated
> newsgroups hold up posts for a day.
> For lists that I have administered in the past and for wich I have
> chosen this approach, I have received complaints that it takes too long
> to get a post through. Many people, I have learned, would prefer even
> to get spam if it meant getting an answer to a question with expedition.
> Besides, it seems several people were willing to answer Milak's
> questions. But, I would agree that "help me with my assignment" and
> "give me an idea" posts are irritating.
> Eitan Rubin wrote:
>> As part of my job, I have to say to people "no, I cannot explain to
>> everything there is to know about bioinformatics through email" three
>> times a day. If we keep this list non-moderated, this is where it is
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