C. W. Wright (1698) wright at
Wed Aug 11 07:44:22 EDT 1999

A list moderator could easily "clean up" the coral list.  I operate a
system with several majordomo lists that each have approximately 1000
subscribers.  Some are moderated sone are not.  The moderator is a
volunteer member of the list, and all posts to the list simply go to him
first.  He reviews them, edits "flames", spam, irrelevant material, and
generally filters what finally gets distributed to list members.  The list
I'm thinking of (canard-aviators at has abt 900 members and 10 to
15 messages per day.  It takes the moderators abt an hour each day to take
care of the list.  The moderation task can be divided between several
people and it's easy to setup (at least for majordomo lists).

The coral list value would be enhanced significantly by appointing one or
more moderators.

The problem of repeatedly answering the same questions can be addressed by
someone reviewing an archive of the list and isolating the repeatd
questions/answers and creating a web page of FAQs (Frequently Asked
Questions) and their answers.  A link to that web page would then be added
to the bottom of every message posted to the list, so people could quickly
and easily access it. 

Best regards,
C W Wright

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> I agree with Bob but only for questions regarding instruments, techniques,
> or specific questions. An example of a specific question would be, "Where
> is <insert species> found?"  Questions and comments that might bring about
> a debate should be left as general posts.  Unless someone is willing to act
> as an enforcer of the reporting then I would suggest it be voluntary.
> People that want a specific answer and are willing to report the results
> should add a line requesting that all replies be sent to their personal
> address.  If they do not follow through on reporting after volunteering,
> then we should forward all our junk mail to them :-).
> Regards,  
> Jim
> At 04:47 PM 8/6/99 -0400, rginsburg at wrote:
> >Jim,
> >
> >I wonder if we could in some way avoid having all the replies to a question
> >posted on the List?  Could you suggest that when someone raises a question
> >or comment, that they become the reporter and all replies and experessions
> >of interest are directed to them instead of to the entire list?  Then,
> >after they have had some feedback, they could post a  summary?  That way,
> >all the rest of us need not receive every comment and reply?  If you want
> >to cite me as the proposer of this plan, please do so.
> >Bob
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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