Thanks much for your note. Spam reduction is where my initial my efforts for
biosci/bionet are just now. I hope we can do away with all unmoderated bionet
groups, since Usenet doesn't permit spam control in unmoderated
groups. These will either be discontinued, if no biologists want to
actively use and moderate them, or be turned into moderated groups.
This Cell-Biology list is in this category - either one among you
readers will step up to help moderate it (there will be automated
spam filtering but that doesn't catch all the off-topic posts), or
it should be discontinued as a BIOSCI group.
The new management software allows e-mail subscribers a fair amount
of control on their access to the group: unsubscribe / subscribe by email/web,
digests, no-email but web-reading, etc. All e-mail subscribers, including
yourself, should have gotten (or soon will get, slowed due to startup mail
delays), a notice about how to access your subscription account, including
a password. For cellbio via link [Only registered users see links. ] to [Only registered users see links. ]
If not, I can un-subscribe you. Having said this, I face the same constraints
as prior BIOSCI management - no funding for this effort, weak institutional
support, etc., so my efforts are in the same vein as moderators, a donation
to the public biology community to help improve communications among scientists
via such discussion lists.
- Don Gilbert
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