[CentOS] Mailinglist moderation

Steven Vishoot sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 10 19:27:03 UTC 2005

--- Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 10 Sep 2005, Peter Arremann wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 September 2005 06:34, Maciej
> ÿÿenczykowski wrote:
> > > I don't think that's what our project leads
> should be devoting their time
> > > towards...
> >
> > I agree with you there. Filter out on your client
> what you don't want to see - 
> > but don't expect geeks like the guys that develop
> CentOS to waste their time 
> > with mundane things like moderating a list...
> I think you have a specific definition of 'list
> moderation'. Mailman 
> allows to moderate individuals or topics on a case
> by case basis. If a 
> thread becomes spurious and loaded with lots of
> negative comments a 
> 'known' moderator could simply state that a topic
> has to be ended or moved 
> to somewhere else (private or other mailinglist).
> And if necessary he can 
> moderate individuals or topics. (temporary)
> This moderation also slows down the interaction,
> because in most cases 
> people are answering mails at the same time and
> repeating stuff they've 
> just said because someone else just replied and
> didn't read the mail 
> you've just send. (silly but that's what happens at
> a fast pace)
> I did not imply moderating each and every post all
> the time.
> Once we have a moderator who can intervene (and is
> known), I bet most 
> people will behave and think before posting
> anything, because there might 
> be a penalty (read: being moderated temporary).
> So it's mostly a change in attitude to the list.
> The moderator also doesn't have to be a CentOS
> developer per se, in fact, 
> it may be better if not. But at this point the
> CentOS developers have to 
> decide whether or not to do this. That's why I
> addressed them.
> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com, 
> http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and
> unlimited power]>
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I then Volunteer Mr. Dag Wieers to the position of
Moderator of the centos general mailing list!



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