Greece ( soc.culture.greek )
From [email protected] Wed May 11 15:00:35 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Michael Polymenakos) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,soc.culture.greek Subject: RFD: moderating soc.culture.greek Followup-To: news.groups Date: 9 May 1994 19:56:23 -0400 Organization: Macedonia: 3,000 years of Greek Heritage Lines: 51 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:5061 news.groups:103131 soc.culture.greek:37100 Over the past week, I have received a large number of encouraging messages on an informal suggestion to convert soc.culture.greek to a moderated group, (or alternatively to create a new group, soc.culture.greek.moderated). The reasons why this proposal is so popular are probably well known to most. Over the past two years, this group has been on the receiving end of an intolerable amount of propaganda by what appears to be an automated posting machine designed to drown the voices of those who want to engage in reasonable discussion of issues regarding Greece and its people. S.C.Greek is not the only group that has suffered by this attack. Very recently, soc.history readers overwhelmingly voted in favor of soc.history.moderated, for exactly the same reason. I hope that moderation will help soc.culture.greek, one of the oldest groups of Usenet, to continue to exist and to serve a useful purpose to its intented audience. This RFD starts the official process towards this goal. Within 30 days, as is customary, I hope that will we will have a clear idea on what the desires of the readership of soc.culture.greek is on these issues: - To moderate or not to moderate. - To create a new soc.culture.greek.moderated group, or to convert the existing soc.culture.greek to a moderated group. It appears to me that the latter is more desirable, but the former is easier to achieve for purely technical reasons. - What the moderators policy should be. I feel that the moderator's role in this instance should be to protect the group from the most systematic attacks, like the one we have been witnessing from "anatolia.org". I don't feel that soc.culture.greek could or should become completely void of confrontation. - Who the moderator(s) will be. I feel that a group of moderators (at least three) is needed; if anyone of the three thinks that a message should be approved, then (s)he should have the authority to approve it, regardless of the opinions of the other two. This should ensure that the moderation process will be as liberal as possible. Let me know what your opinion is. If there is positive feedback, a CFV will be formed and put forth on or before June 4th, 1994. Michael -- ______________________________________________________________________________ Justice so moves that those only learn who suffer; | Michael Polymenakos And the future you shall know when it has come; | [email protected] Before then, forget it. - Aeschylus | e o a a p p
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