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[VOTE} Moderate news group

  • Subject: [VOTE} Moderate news group
  • From: rrigon at (Riccardo Rigon)
  • Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 08:50:07 +0100

>From: laska at (Andrew Laska)
>Subject: [mg524] Vote NO!!!!!!!!!
>To: mathgroup at
>Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 12:27:17 -0800 (PST)
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>I urge all mathgroupers to vote NO to the proposed newsgroup.

>A moderated group will choke out any possibility of a non moderated
>newsgroup in the future. Yes, it is technically possible to have
>non-moderated newsgroup but in practice this rarely happens.

>The moderated format will shrink interest and input drastically. Thes two
>reasons combined will make the newsgroup basically useless.

>Vote NO!!!!


Is Andrew Laska suggesting that the mathgroup as it is (and now it is
moderated) does not work properly or it is strongly biased by the moderator
views? Is he offering to mantain an unmoderated news group taking charge
of the job ?

Vote YES

Riccardo Rigon, Ph. D.

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Texas A&M University
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