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Re: [Clive Cussler fan club] Re: SPAM and Group Ownership

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    I have in fact emailed the owner using the link provided. With no response. Maybe they just don t have the time right now. Larry ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 3, 2007
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      I have in fact emailed the owner using the link
      provided. With no response. Maybe they just don't
      have the time right now.

      Larry
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      --- flutefacekk <KathyKirchner@...> wrote:

      > I think Larry has a point. Perhaps speaking to the
      > list owner would
      > be beneficial to all. I, too, hate the thought of
      > losing all of the
      > posts in the archives, and I would like to keep this
      > group going.
      >
      > I'm basically a lurker here, though I do post every
      > once in a great
      > while. I enjoy reading everyone's comments, and I
      > like that this is
      > basically a positive group who all reinforce
      > everyone's love for the
      > stories of Clive Cussler. Like everyone else, I
      > hate spam, but
      > since I'm on digest, I just ignore it, and only look
      > for new posts
      > from real members.
      >
      > However, should we choose to abandon this group and
      > start a new one,
      > I'll follow you over there. This is the first
      > discussion group for
      > an author that I've joined, and I really don't want
      > to lose it.
      >
      >
      >
      > .
      >
      > --- In clivecusslerfanclub@yahoogroups.com, "Larry"
      > <humtex@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I don't think starting a new group would be worth
      > the effort. But
      > can
      > > go either way on this. Anyone joining a new group
      > could post spam
      > > there also.
      > >
      > > It just takes a team effort sometimes to be able
      > to keep it
      > cleaned up.
      > >
      > > It is a shame the "owner" of this group won't pass
      > ownership along
      > to
      > > someone that would be dilligent about maintenance
      > of the group.
      > >
      > > So from that aspect maybe a new group is indeed
      > justified. I would
      > > just hate to loose the archive of information that
      > is already in
      > this
      > > group, and the group name "fits".
      > >
      > > So, I guess my bottom line is to keep this group
      > and say "Thank
      > You"
      > > to Terry who solely gets the burden of cleaning up
      > the garbage.
      > And
      > > maybe an email campaign to the owner to give up
      > ownership if he is
      > no
      > > longer going to be involved.
      > >
      > > Thanks Terri!!
      > >
      > > Larry
      > >
      > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      > >
      > >
      > > > --- In clivecusslerfanclub@yahoogroups.com,
      > "Larry" <humtex@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I will gladly volunteer to help moderate this
      > group to keep
      > the SPAM
      > > > > cleaned off and delete the member that sent
      > it.
      > > >
      >
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>
      > > >
      > > > Terri Wrote:
      > >
      > > > The owner of this group is not active any longer
      > due to personal
      > > > obligations. He did not want to give me the
      > ability to change
      > group
      > > > settings but wanted a moderator just in case. He
      > felt the group
      > > > should be an open to the public with requiring
      > approval. Because
      > of
      > > > this anyone can join and often when they do they
      > post spam and
      > over
      > > > half unsubscribe before I can ban them. Or they
      > join with three
      > or
      > > > four addresses and I then must ban each one.
      > This means they
      > will
      > > > have to use another address to join. With
      > hundreds of free email
      > > > accounts it is easy to get another addy. I
      > don't know there is
      > a new
      > > > member until they post e which is too late to
      > stop spammers
      > > >
      > > > What do list members want to do? We can form
      > another group that
      > is
      > > > moderated on membership and content for new
      > members This would
      > > > drastically reduce spam. I don't know what to do
      > at this point.
      > If
      > > > you have ideas please let me know. I appreciate
      > your offer Larry
      > and
      > > > can add you if we have a new group.
      > > >
      > > > Terri
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >




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