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Russ Allbery
July 28, 2000 14:20
Re: message board system
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Dan Sugalski <> writes:

> I'd either make the news gateway one way (mail to news only) or
> moderated with some sort of robomoderation scheme. I don't think an open
> bidirectional gateway's a good idea here.

Agreed.  You don't want all the Usenet spam.  I'd be happy to set up all
the groups as moderated, with the moderator being an autoresponder giving
people information on how to mail the mailing list or subscribe if they're
interested.  That's probably the best approach.

I'd really love to do this; I know that a lot of people were using the
perl5-porters mail to news gateway despite the fact it was only on a
single news system, and that a lot of people were sucking the news off of
that system and reinjecting it into Usenet proper.  I think it would be
worthwhile to just start a perl.lists.* hierarchy, register it in all the
appropriate places, and gate mailing lists into it; we'll get a lot more
readership and possibly a lot more involvement, and with a one-way gateway
I think we'd get all that without the cost of much extra noise.

I know how to do all the technical and bureaucratic pieces, if the Powers
That Be think it's a good idea.

Russ Allbery (             <>

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