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Subject[no tech content] list moderation

It seems to me that this list's problem is not moderation -- most of us
would be glad to not reply/reply elsewhere if corrected, but the turn around
is around a week for a dead-thread to end.. (or so it seems)

I think a better solution would be to give a few trusted folk keys to the
list such that they could kill all further propagation of a thread.

A single short 'cap' message would end each thread, ie "Sorry this thread
was deemed : off-topic, and has been ended, signed Mister X.".

Further replys to such threads would be bounced, each limit being lifted in
say 15 or 30 days so that the "namespace" would not be filled up.

I think this dead-thread control would handle around 1/2 to 2/3 of the
"junk" without getting into a user-by-user control which would create
unnecessary (IMHO) tension. Some junk is unavoidable.

Perhaps a mandatory 7-day lurk (read only) period. (not applicable to people
on vacations etc, only first time.)

(BTW: If you feel _this_ is off-topic, shoot me a note and I'll shuddup.)

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men
of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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