[Beowulf] List moderation
cbergstrom at pathscale.com
Tue Jan 31 07:40:48 PST 2012
On 01/31/12 10:30 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:
> On 01/31/2012 07:15 AM, Glen Beane wrote:
>> Did this list used to be moderated? I remember when I first joined there would be a significant delay for my email sent to the list, while I was waiting for my replies to show up a whole conversation would be unfolding between "veteran posters"
> Yea, same used to happen to me back in '06 when I first joined. Sent an
> email about it and got a response back from Don Becker stating that I
> was taken off the moderation list. I'm not sure if he's still the
> moderator anymore, however. While I think that's a great way to deal
> with newcomers, I'm not sure there is a fair way to determine which of
> the existing posters are and are not trolls deserving of moderation.
> Therefore I also vote to continue in a non-moderated fashion.
From a bystander perspective I'm all for moderation and reducing the
noise. Even people who have their posts moderated would likely be
understanding that it's for the greater good. Lets call it peer review
instead of "moderation".
imho someone with some guts just needs to do it so this doesn't turn
into a bikeshed discussion
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