[scribus] Using BBS instead

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Feb 23 15:51:12 CET 2011

On Wednesday 23 February 2011 04:30:01 Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On 2/23/11, William F. Maddock wrote:
> > With a forum, somebody has to own
> > secure, and maintain a website (which is neither easy, nor free),
> > and individual users do not have the democracy of moderating what
> > gets into their access and what does not.
> Having owned some forums for very nearly 5 years I have no foggiest
> idea what you are talking about.
> >  If you want into the forum you have to trust
> > that someone serving as a moderator has at least minimally
> > similar ideas with you as to what is allowable and/or appropriate
> > (which always results in spats, bans, and other such
> > unpleasantnesses).
> There is this absolutely standard thing called Terms of Use that is
> filled by a forum administrator. It lists things that are allowable
> and things that are not allowable. When you register, you agree to
> you, or you don't (and then you don't register).
> So you never heard of bans in mailings lists, apparently. Would you
> like to know more about it, with examples and background history?
> :)
> Alexandre Prokoudine
> http://libregraphicsworld.org
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I don't know if this mailing list is pre-screened but I do know it is 
free from all the crud I see on some popular usenet newsgroups, AKA 
forums. By the time I scroll through all the ads for fashion knockoffs 
and pictures of Indian movie stars I probably have missed some 
important posts that have been crowded off the front pages. So kudos to 
the managers of this list whoever they may be. If a Scribus newsgroup 
is established someone had better take on the task of screening all 
the posts in advance. I am one of four moderators for the mailing list 
self-publishing at yahoogroups.com and we have a tough time keeping up 
with the load. We have a small group of prolific posters who are 
constantly pushing to see how far they can go before their post gets 
John Culleton
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