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Cornelius Krasel krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Oct 14 08:09:43 EST 1999


In bionet.software Charles A. Alexander <charles.alexander at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> These newsgroups used to be a really fruitful place for discussions on
> issues related to GCG and other kinds of bioinformatics software.  With the
> insane amount of spam here lately that function seems to have ceased.

We could ask the bionet people to switch the status of bionet.software
and bionet.software.gcg to "moderated". This means that all articles
submitted go to a moderator which then decides which of them are
being posted.

This blocks out most of the spam.

I would think that a change in moderation status should be no problem,
provided you find volunteers for acting as moderators. I might be
willing to moderate bionet.software; maybe someone from GCG might be
willing to moderate bionet.software.gcg. Usually there is some kind
of vote for status change, but the bionet hierarchy may handle this
in a different way.

I am going to Cc: this to the bionet administration (biosci-help at net.bio.net).

--Cornelius.

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