I don't know why people think that the only way they can have
a moderated newsgroup is to eliminate an unmoderated one.
It seems to me that all that is required is to create a
new newsgroup, such as bionet.virology.moderated, which
is moderated. Then folks who like a moderated newsgroup
can submit their posts to bionet.virology.moderated
and the ones who don't can continue to use bionet.virology.
In addition to the greater freedom of choice for all, this
has the added advantage that the moderator, instead of simply
rejecting articles to bionet.virology.moderated, can forward
them to the unmoderated newsgroup.
adler at pulsar.cs.wku.edu