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moderation needed ?

Greg Tobin tobin at ncifcrf.gov
Tue Jan 16 13:25:06 EST 1996

I suggest that you learn how to use KILL files to delete unwanted 
messages based upon the subject line.  If you use a unix-based machine,
simply hit CTRL-K (or ALT-K?) to mark that subject for deletion.

In article <marnix-1201960629470001 at fae2xx.biostat.washington.edu> marnix at u.washington.edu (Marnix L. Bosch) writes:
>This newsgroup has been inundated over the past year or so with threads
>that narrowly border on virology, and have little scientific content. I
>specifically refer to the Ebola madness, and the current debate about
>vaccines and polio. Generally messages in these threads are crossposted to
>10 or so other newsgroups, where the debate could more appropriately
>belong. I have noticed that the traffic about real virological issues (and
>this was a rather lively newsgroup with high scientific content) has also
>dropped significantly. This is unfortunate these two facts provide me with
>sufficient motivation to raise the subject of some kind of moderation
>again. Although I have no problem with laymens forums, and participate
>quite actively in some of those to provide the scientist perspective, I
>don't think that the bionet newsgroups should acoomodate those that want
>to discuss these issues. A similar trend could be observed in
>bionet.molbio.evolution, where people don't like to debate creationism. 
>Any thoughts ?
>Marnix L. Bosch

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