Convert this to moderated group?

Is anyone interested in converting this to a moderated group? I'm not
sure of the process involved, but would be happy to spend some minutes
most days checking postings. As it is now, this group is so swamped
with spam from clothing, watches and other sellers that it's very hard
to find anything on-topic!
Reply to
anthony
That sounds like a good idea to investigate. I'll look and see what the process to convert is. If anyone happens to know, jump in with the answer please.
marcella
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Marcella Peek
"anthony" Is anyone interested in converting this to a moderated group?
Converting won't work, there will be too much opposition. Far easier to form a new rfb(moderated) group. This has been my experience when .local groups have been moderated.
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Bertie Doe
It requires more than a few minutes once in a while to weed out the garbage. You have to set it up so that all the messages come to the moderator and that person has to post them. I think it also takes some special software to do it.
News servers that block obvious junk and/or a newsreader that allows you to filter messages works well. Right now I see 10 messages in my "not ignored" view and 7 in the "ignored" view. That is 15 days worth of messages. The amount of spam is decreasing since several of the major ISP's have discontinued Internet service.
I'm not sure that I want anyone else to decide what messages I should read or not read.
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The Cook
Is there any way to establish a "kill" file via message filter the way I've been able to do with email I want to delete? I don't see a way to do that with newsgroups, at least with Firefox.
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Dan Wenz
I don't know about the technicalities of setting it up, but I'd be happy to work as moderator. No censorship of course as long as subjects aren't too off-topic (ie no endless ads for Lacoste, handbags etc etc). No racist or religioius rants either, as I can't see what either of those topics have to do with baking.....
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anthony
Are you sure? I started this thread and all my posts are via Google....
Not entirely sure why yours come through. I do what I was told on RFC, and I know I don't get 'gmail' or similar. Yours show on my inbox as netscape.net. I sure don't get heaps of spam in my inbox - the occasional one but rarely.
Hoges in WA
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Hoges in WA
Here's what I found on switching to moderated.
"From unmoderated to moderated. Changing a group from unmoderated to moderated is ³strongly discouraged² which, in practice, means ³practically impossible. ² - There are many News Service Providers who would not make the change. Some people would see a moderated group, others with different NSPs would see the moderated version. - Such changes in the past have cultivated massive resentments. Leaving the original group intact and creating a companion moderated group allows group members to have a choice between the two different kinds of newsgroups on the same topic. - In all likelihood, the board won't even publish an RFD to change a group from unmoderated to moderated. A proposal for such a change should not be submitted unless the group finds a way to demonstrate virtual unanimity. We strongly recommend that you instead spend your effort on learning how to use filters or how to create a moderated companion to the original group."
marcella
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Marcella Peek
Are you sure? I started this thread and all my posts are via Google....
I just blocked 2 spammers yesterday.
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mom peagram
I do NOT wish to take over this group. But I have started a yahoo group with the same name that can be moderated. I am willing to moderate until someone wishes to do so. Please let me know what you think.
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