From a moderator: A public letter to the group owner
- I volunteered to become a moderator several years ago, when I was
working on the only Perl program I ever worked on. I realized that
there was a need for someone to quickly clear up the occasional
spammer that got onto this list. Even after I finished that project
(and decided that I was much happier in the strongly typed world of
C++ and C# where I make my living), I stayed on, feeling that I was
providing a valuable service without committing much of my time.
I do not know what has happened to the banning feature of Yahoo
groups, but spam messages are coming through despite the fact that the
offending members have been banned. I do not have the time to try to
keep up with them, and the best I can do is to remove the messages
from the group's archives. I can't keep them from getting out to our
The only alternative I see is to require new members to be approved by
moderators, after they have indicated why they are interested in the
group. This is how all of my Yahoo groups are configured, and I have
very little problem with spammers. I understand why this group's
membership is unrestricted, but I think the bad is now outweighing the
good. If I can be granted the authority to approve membership
requests, I will be glad to manage this aspect of the group.
It has been many months since I have last seen any indication that any
other moderator, or the group owner, has been active on this list. If
the owner sees this and decides not to change the group settings, or
if the owner is no longer monitoring this group, I do not see that I
can provide any more help here. If I do not get a response to this
message in a few days, or if the owner decides to leave the group
settings as they are, I will resign and unsubscribe.
In the meantime, I urge you to check out all of the resources
available at http://www.perl.org, and especially the beginners mailing
list they maintain, information about which can be found at
- Please unsubscribe me from the group..
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On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM, <hbhanujan@...> wrote:
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