Re: MODERATION, etc.
On Sat, 22 Jan 2000, Tim Bray wrote: > Actually, I like seeing job postings here. It's good solid information > about what's going on in the world. I also don't mind seeing press > releases about new products or projects. I'm OK with the job postings as long as they're by principals only (recruiter ads don't carry much information, and also rival recruiters feel compelled to compete over who can dump the most database entries into the forum; this sort of competition made the Usenet jobs forums pretty much useless). New product announcements are fine with me, but should be one-time-only; we have excellent resources (e.g. Robin Cover's and James Tauber's) for finding out about existing products. As for other moderation policy, I think it's useful for a moderator to be able to say at some point "this thread has been going on for two weeks without anything new being said. Therefore, this topic will be closed five days from now and only messages saying something new will be posted after that." This works especially well if there's a companion, unmoderated list to which closed topics can be moved. Oh, and one of the duties of the moderator should be to keep quoted detritus (mail headers, .sigs, trailer messages from free mailing services, etc.) off the list. This list has been good so far; OTOH, reading XSL-List is almost painful for me because nearly every post (I read it in digest form) has practically the whole thread, detritus and all, quoted at the end. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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