Re: ADMIN: Changing servers
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] ADMIN: Changing servers
- From: "Robert Miles" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 19:54:51 -0400
Based on what I've read, newsgroups have another problem.
Software to extract the return addresses from news messages
is fairly common among spammers, so using posting to a public
newsgroup is likely to make you start receiving more spam -
often directly by email, not through posting to the newsgroup.
Therefore, I'd be likely to stop posting at all if the list was
converted to a newsgroup.
Note that making the newsgroup moderated allows the moderator
to inappropriate messages posted to the newsgroup - except those
where the poster also forges the moderator's approval.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John I Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] ADMIN: Changing servers
> As far as I am concerned, newsgroups/usegroups are not an option - for
> the simple reason that you have no control over who can and cannot post.
> There is no way to control flamers, nor language etc. Children are on
> the list, and I have strong opinions about the ambiance of the list. The
> archives are open to the public already.
> There have been a (very) few problems over the years, but a listserver
> provides a method for dealing with them.
> Iris Moose wrote:
> > 2. Set up a newsgroup such as rec.irises. Since this group is of
> > significant size and diversity it could be done fairly quickly as far
> > as
> > newsgroups go. Probably within 3 months. There is protocol involved
> > with
> > this and mainly you just need someone willing to do the initial
> > communication with powers-that-be. If bamboo growers can get a
> > newgroup or
> > usenet group going surely irises could also. The ease of use in this
> > format
> > is probably the best. It will also attract many more participants and
> > probably swell the ranks with new AIS members because of its general
> > appeal.
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