> William Elliot wrote: >> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Cliff B wrote: >> >>> Others have already put their hands up to be moderators I think. >>> However I'm happy to help in any way I can. I would suggest however >>> that the filtering be done by poster rather than by post. A great >>> deal of work involved if each post is to be checked. >>> >> Many posts can be discarded just by the subject. >> It's apparent that some posters need to be ousted. >> One poster with more alias than corrupt congress has lobbists >> will have to be summarly ousted, every time he dares to enter. >> >> So far I've two or three who are willing to be moderators. >> Are you also willing to moderate? Sci.math.research has >> four rotating moderators. >> >> There's two aspects to a platform. >> One is what is on topic. >> >> Discussions about math, elementary through advanced >> and related topics such as math history, math education, >> math texts and books (except solution manuals), mathematicians. >> >> The other is about decor, which can be developed as the group forms. >> >> Any comments about the platform I've just penned? >> >> ---- > > I'm for a moderated group and although I really, really don't want to > devote the time to it I reluctantly offer to be a co-moderator if there > are sufficient volunteers to ease the burden and I don't disagree too > much with the policy. > > I suspect it might become easier with time as the people who habitually > submit posts that would be censored by the moderators will eventually > stop trying. > > For my part, I wouldn't ban Plutonium, and I wouldn't ban JSH; the > latter has the courtesy to alert everyone when he starts a thread. Herc > is marginal and Musatov is almost a definite. I would also censor all > abusive replies to the above and any other messages. > > I suspect that if we were to say any message on here has to be > mathematical in nature then it would often be too difficult to decide. > My desired outcome would be that the newsgroup is somewhere where > strangers feel comfortable dropping in. I looked up my earlier postings > while writing this one and came up with > <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/sci.math/browse_thread/thread/bb84729b5abb3a45/6eb2984225776613?hl=en&q=wallpaper+group:sci.math#6eb2984225776613>. > The newsgroup was a lot more pleasant place back then.
I would welcome a moderated newsgroup. Even with kill files the amount of trolling on this newsgroup is too high. I'm curious however who would post on this new newsgroup. I noticed for example that each time I posted a question, I got a very helpfull reply from Davic C. Ullrich and I'm sure there are many people like him. I certainely will miss them if they decide not to read/post on this new newsgroup. For moderator, I just do mathematics in my free time, and I have only a little time free to help moderating. Does someone know how much messages are typically posted before moderation on a moderated newsgroup?