[Molvis-list] Drop in use of this list

Timothy Driscoll molvisions at mac.com
Thu Sep 7 11:43:07 EDT 2006

On Sep 7, 2006, at 10:58 AM, Dan Bolser wrote:

> Eric Martz wrote:
>>  His work consists mostly of deleting spam, thereby sparing us  
>> from all receiving it -- so I'm sure you appreciate him too!
> How much spam gets through the members list? (Or is this an 'anyone  
> can post' list?)


this list is live-moderated (which means a moderator must approve  
every message before it is broadcast, and every subscription request  
before it is activated). our policy is that only subscribers are  
allowed to post. occasionally, we will allow a relevant post from a  
non-subscriber; however, this is strongly discouraged because it is  
extra work for the moderators.  especially since...

the amount of spam sent to the list has risen dramatically in the  
past few months.  fortunately, such messages are manually identified  
and discarded before they hit the list, so nobody is the wiser  
(except the moderators, who like to complain about that sort of  
thing ;-).

warm regards,

Timothy Driscoll                                em: molvis at vbi.vt.edu
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute               ph: 540-231-3007
Bioinformatics I: M-1                           im: molvisions
Washington St., Blacksburg, VA 24061

"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits  
is, of course, in a state of sin."  - J von Neumann

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