On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Penny Hassett wrote: > William Elliot wrote: >> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Cliff B wrote: >> >> 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.
It's appearing there will be sufficient comoderators. Would you please contact me by email, so I can add you to a list of prospective moderators?
> 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