Jul 16, 1997 08:23 PM
At 10:45 PM 7/16/97 -0400, Bart Lidofsky wrote:
>> >> Moderated discussion list hosted by the T.S. To subscribe,
>> >> write to email@example.com. To unsubscribe, send a message
>> >> consisting of "unsubscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> > Correct, except that they are misusing (considering the technical
>> >knowledge, I would say innocently) the term "moderated". "Edited" is a
>> >more correct term, although the editing is minimal.
>> > Bart Lidofsky
>> A lot can happen during moderating or editing. Unless we can see pre
>> moderated/edited and post moderated/edited material one cannot judge what is
>> being done. One wonders about the a need for moderation/editing?
> Moderated means that they choose which posts get passed on to the list.
>Edited means that they cut and paste letters, sort of a manual digest
>form. The reason for the editing (and I believe Joan) is because they
>want to guarantee the privacy of the users (and therefore cut out the
>email address unless the user purposefully puts it in the body of the
>message). She also cuts out the garbage that far too many posters put at
>the end of their messages, so that we don't have to download a 100 line
>message to read the one line that the poster added.
> Bart Lidofsky
Thanks for the info.
I think that TSA can be very proud to be an innovator in moderating maillist
-- editing, protecting the privacy, cut out the *garbage* etc and may be
many other list owners in cyberspace may take the cue and make their lists
better. The person should have extraordinary abilities to do it.
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