I also do not find the current level of junk mail to be unmanageable, but I
think that this problem will only increase in the future. Although I have
access through a newsgroup reader, it is unlikely that I would find the
time to read the messages this way. When they just arrive at my desk by
email, I find that I am much more likely to read them. Moderation would keep
this volume of messages down and perhaps, as suggested earlier, help to
retain subscribers. I am keenly aware that 'most everyone is already
overwhelmed with responsibilities these days, so I hate to endorse something
that means additional work for anyone, but if volunteers are available I
would support switching the newsgroup to a moderated newsgroup.
John A. Proudman, Ph.D.
Germplasm and Gamete Physiology Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Bldg. 262, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Beltsville MD 20705
Tel: (301) 504-8094 Fax: (301) 504-8546 EMail: JohnP at ggpl.arsusda.gov