Re: Theos-World Re: New Theosophy Forum - Blog - Limitations
Apr 29, 2008 03:55 AM
Spam has been a real problem. Moderation about admission of new subscribers
is necessary to avoid spammers. It is the moderation of the message postings
that I was commenting on.
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Anton Rozman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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 email@example.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, 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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