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Re: New Theosophy Forum - Blog - Limitations

Apr 28, 2008 11:31 PM
by Anton Rozman

To compare the limitations of the new blog with those of these mail-
lists one has to check if posts and comments of blog's subscribers 
are moderated. Namely, also theos_talk and theos_l have a limitation 
in this sense that posting is limited to members only.  

This limitation is quite indispensable as otherwise we would have 
countless number of posts advertising certain pills and certain organ 
enlargement methods and so on. 

For instance, I had a phpBB forum on my site and had to remove it 
because there were about 10 false registrations per day as certain 
people wanted to collect e-mail addresses for their advertising 
purposes and to directly advertise their offer. Now I have a Yahoo! 
group and a special contact form for those who want to join to 
prevent direct false registrations. There are anyway about 20 spam 
messages through that form per day but do not affect the mail list.


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> I visited the new Forum/Blog and there is some useful information 
in  it.
> However, on a closer reading, I found out the following:
> 1. It is a moderated (censored) forum.
> 2. Chris is too close to the TS in America administration. Hence 
there are
> limits to his independence when moderation issues come up.
> 3. Moderated forums generally are not popular in the Internet. You 
may have
> good interest from those who toe the official line. It should be 
> some years ago, there was a maillist ts-l, owned and moderated by 
TSA which
> fell on its face.
> 4. Even in unmoderated forums such as theos-talk and theos-l, they 
tend to
> be self-moderating without the interference of the owner. Any 
> message posted do bring strong response from other readers and that
> itself makes it recalliberating. It is extremely rare that the 
owner had to
> intervene. In such cases, the poster is banned from posting.
> So when you read the msgs in the blog, keep the above in view.
> In view of the above reasons, you will find very valuable 
information on
> theos-talk and theos-l which you will not find anywhere else.
> mkr
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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