Cliff B wrote: > > I used to be a regular visitor to another usenet newsgroup - to do > with investing - that became completely overrun by spammers - to the > extent that it became almost impossible to locate genuine posts among > the spam. Eventually one of the regulars set up another newsgroup, > moderated by him, and most of the other serious users of the original > group migrated to it. > > I don't think this group has reached such a desperate situation yet, > but things aren't looking good. My only suggestion is, that if > someone is sufficiently motivated to set up a moderated newsgroup, > that he or she just go and do it, and notify the group. I have a > feeling that a committee-based approach won't work. A committee > would, I suspect, agonise endlessly over who or what should or should > not be included.
Moderation would have to be done by a number of moderators because it is too much work for one person. Even a robotic moderator would have to be instructed and adjusted from time to time.
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