[scribus] Using BBS instead
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).
> 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
> scribus mailing list
> scribus at lists.scribus.net
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
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