Bart Goddard wrote: > Transfer Principle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:a98c8600-115d-4d0d- > email@example.com: > >> But a human moderator could _choose_ to block all posts from >> Google, couldn't he? > > No, the moderator would have to follow the charter and the > approved posting guidelines. This picture you have of > "moderator as dictator" is very different from reality.
Nobody can -force- the moderator(s) to follow the charter. For all practical purposes, they have absolute control over the group, and it's very difficult to take this power away from them, afaict.
This need not be a problem, of course, when they behave well enough out of their own free will, which is the case for many other groups.
But if the moderators decide next week that Google group posters are excluded from that moment on, then there's nothing you can do to stop them, to the best of my knowledge, charter or no charter.