Re: Recent spam... what to do?
- I am glad that this group is still around. I thought it had
completely died out.
I agree that moderators are a necessity. I haven't seen if this has
any other replies yet, so I will go ahead and volunteer to be a
volunteer right now. If someone else already has, then no problem. If
I'm the only person to reply, then I'd say I'll have a pretty easy
job of it.
I haven't read anything of Rushdie's since Fury. It wasn't my
favourite. I thought it lacked the honesty of some of his other work.
It seemed to me too much like a middle aged man's fantasy. The
business with the web designers is awfully dated now...
I read Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance", and thought I saw a
slight on "Midnight's Children". He referred to other Indian writers
who had created some kind of mishmash concerning the enforced "birth
control" measures in India during the '70's. I wish I could remember
the quotation. Nevertheless, Rushdie's descriptions are fascinating.
--- In email@example.com, liquidmice <no_reply@y...>
> Namaste/Greetings fellow Salman Rushdie group participants.The
> Discussion is at an all-time low... except for some recent spam!
> purpose of this e-mail is to address the spam issue, welcome some ofWhoo
> our newer non-spamming members, and perhaps spark a little
> Regarding SPAM:
> I banned one spammer only to have another (the same?) spammer send
> the same message. The messages were deleted, but I know many people
> have group postings sent to an e-mail address; so the deletion was a
> late and a dollar short, so to speak. I don't want people
> unsubscribing from the group
> because of spam, so I'm considering making the group "moderated."
> That way, if anyone
> posts a message, a moderator will screen it and authorize it for
> posting. Probably not
> the biggest deal, what with the few messages that are posted these
> days. I just figured I'd
> run it by everyone to see what you all think. Anyone opposed to
> group posts being
> moderated? Anyone prefer moderators to getting occasional spam from
> the group? Other
> ideas? Anyone care to be a moderator?
> New members:
> This year (2004) we have gained a whopping 4 new group members!
> hoo! Welcome!(or
> Idle Chit chat:
> Aside from our quiet little group being subjected to spam, not much
> has been happening with Rushdie (At least not that I have heard.)
> Anyone hear
> news/rumors concerning Rushdie? Read anything good from Rushdie
> any suggestedvisit
> literature for that matter?) I myself have not been focused on Mr.
> Rushdie's literature lately
> as I have been trying to write a little myself as well as read some
> other authors. I will be
> attempting to post a few things this week, so make sure to come
> the group page.
> As always, p e a c e and sorry about the spam!
> -liquidmice ~( ):>