Herman Jurjus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:4a893ba5$0$1653$703f8584 @textnews.kpn.nl:
> You, as a poster, will be completely at the moderator's mercy,
A funny picture to paint, when we're just talking about a USENET group. The moderator has the same amount of power over the group as I have over my grass. Anyone who comes walking down the street is completely at my mercy, because I can stop him from walking on my grass.
Oh, wait, he can just cross the street and continue on his merry way.
Creating sci.math.moderated doesn't cause sci.math to be deleted. Just think, at this point in time, NO ONE can post to sci.math.moderated, because it doesn't yet exist. By creating it, we create new freedoms for mathematicians everywhere.