moderator?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kernix, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Kernix

    Kernix Guest

    I assume there is no moderator of this group so that we have to browse
    thru the cheap sex ads before we can find an interesting article. Or do
    we have a moderator who is on vacation?

    Jim
     
    Kernix, Dec 28, 2005
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    Doug Kanter Guest

    No moderator. It's not that bad, though. My news reader shows (without
    scrolling any lower) about 20 real photo-related subject headers, and just
    one sex ad.
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 28, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    Do you wish to be the moderator?

    Paul.
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    Comparing the aftermaths of the Black Death and of World War I,
    James Westfall Thompson found all the same complaints:
    economic chaos, social unrest, high prices, profiteering, depraved
    morals, lack of production, industrial indolence, frenetic gaiety,
    wild expenditure, luxury, debauchery, social and religious hysteria,
    greed, avarice, maladministration, decay of manners. Familiar
    ===========================
     
    Paul, Dec 28, 2005
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  4. Kernix

    Doug Kanter Guest

    Yeah. Go wash my car, check tire inflation (38 psi cold), and clean the
    gutters. I think they're full of leaves on the East end of the house. :)
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 28, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    My friend from my experience posts such as the above are from people
    who want other people to do the work. They make the bullets and con
    the gullible into firing them. I was merely, but happily punting it
    back into its court. And after I wash your car, check the tyres, clean
    the gutters,......what about your wife/partner/girl friend/sister
    would you also like me to "see" to them as well??? { ; - )
     
    Paul, Dec 28, 2005
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    Kitt Guest

    I'm using Google and I see two headers that are obvious, without
    clicking on them. So what's the problem? Don't open them if they
    don't interest you. Of the first however many Google popped up for me
    to consider, I only opened a few. The rest didn't interest me, sex,
    photography or whatever else. Problem with a moderator is that then
    you start inflicting his/her opinions on the group, even if
    unintentional. If you think it's really bad, you can appoint yourself
    temporary moderator and report the abuse. Who knows, it might even do
    some good? Something sure seems to have helped because there certainly
    aren't near as many as just a few years ago.
     
    Kitt, Dec 29, 2005
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    Carole Guest

    I use news.individual.net. It costs $12 a year, but you get no spam, sex
    ads, etc.
     
    Carole, Dec 29, 2005
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    dj_nme Guest

    If you are using the news service of your ISP (and not Google), then you
    can do several thing to "clear the chaffe".
    It is possible to ignore message threads that you don't like (in
    Mozilla) by left clicking and pressing "k".
    To ignore all the postings (ie "killfile" them) from a particular sender
    by opening their post and right clicking on their name/ID, selecting
    "create filter from message" and puting their name/email/nym into the
    "sender" field and "delete message" as the action and you won't have to
    read anything that they write again (except if it's quoted by another
    poster).
     
    dj_nme, Dec 29, 2005
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  9. Kernix

    dj_nme Guest

    If you are using the news service of your ISP (and not Google), then you
    can do several thing to "clear the chaffe".
    It is possible to ignore message threads that you don't like (in
    Mozilla) by left clicking and pressing "k".
    To ignore all the postings (ie "killfile" them) from a particular sender
    by opening their post and right clicking on their name/ID, selecting
    "create filter from message" and puting their name/email/nym into the
    "sender" field and "delete message" as the action and you won't have to
    read anything that they write again (except if it's quoted by another
    poster).
     
    dj_nme, Dec 29, 2005
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  10. Kernix

    Doug Kanter Guest

    What do you think I'll be doing with the girlfriend while you're handling
    the chores of the estate?
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 29, 2005
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  11. Kernix

    Doug Kanter Guest

    "Not looking" is a lost skill, apparently.
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 29, 2005
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    Kernix Guest

    No I don't want to be moderator. And, I know how to not look, but I
    value my time as well. So there was only 2 this time. So easy with the
    insults on not being able to control my looking, which was a pretty
    clueless thing to say.

    And by moderator, I don't mean someone who monitors the messages - that
    would be too time consuming. I mean deleting bogus members who post
    garbage about sex sites, the new viagra, a big monmey deal, etc.

    Amazingly, some people have a problem with me making the original
    statement??????? I withdraw the question. Let the bogus messages
    continue - but remember to look away.

    Jim
     
    Kernix, Dec 29, 2005
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    Doug Kanter Guest

    Well seriously....look at what you're saying. Let's say there were NO junk
    subject lines in this or any other newsgroup. Do you think you'd read every
    single message, or just the ones that interest you? If the latter, how would
    you go about NOT reading the ones that did not interest you? Describe the
    steps involved in not reading something that doesn't interest you.

    Or, to use an old-fashioned example, think of a book store. You go to the
    sports section, looking for a book on tying fishing flies. In the vicinity
    of those books are others about trout fishing, fishing in the Bahamas, and
    how to make your own lobster traps. What would be your method for avoiding
    books that were unrelated to fly tying?
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 29, 2005
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    Kernix Guest

    You have to be kidding me. Book stores have books sorted by subjects,
    and I'm glad they do or it would take a long time to find what you
    wanted. Do you know why I joined a photography group? So that I could
    read topics about one of my hobbies - photography. If I have to scroll
    through subject lines that don't involve photography, it will take
    longer. I'm not a fan of wasting my time.

    I have to say I'm amazed. I certainly never expected getting negative
    feedback on my original statement. I apologize for posting a comment
    about having to browse through ads not pertaining to photography. I
    figured most people would agree - I was wrong. Sorry.

    Jim
     
    Kernix, Dec 29, 2005
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    Doug Kanter Guest

    It's not negative feedback. My point is that there's little you can do about
    some of the obnoxious message headers. But, even without those, there must
    be some photography threads that don't interest you. If it were a home
    repair newsgroup and you saw a question about repairing copper rain gutters,
    it might or might interest you, and you could avoid it if you want. Same
    thing. Nothing grabs you by the throat and makes you look.
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 29, 2005
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    Walt Guest

    I'm baffled. Does this mean anything?
    In the UK we have Psychiatric Drop in Centres for the afflicted.

    Walt
     
    Walt, Dec 29, 2005
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    Kernix Guest

    You have to stop with the lame analogies. I never said every message
    would interest me if about photog, just that it would be easier to find
    messages that do interest me if ALL the messages were about photog.

    I simply asked if there was a moderator. I take it there isn't a
    moderator, correct? I was a moderator of a yahoo group and I would
    deleted spammers when necessary. Didn't know google groups were
    unmoderated. I withdraw the question.

    Jim
     
    Kernix, Dec 29, 2005
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  18. Kernix

    Doug Kanter Guest

    No, there isn't a moderator. :) Moderators can be a dangerous thing. They
    sometimes end up being censors on power trips.
     
    Doug Kanter, Dec 29, 2005
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    Walt Guest

    Are you on another power trip?
    Why is control such a thing for you?
    Are you an American?
    Why do you want to control everything?

    Walt
     
    Walt, Dec 29, 2005
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    UC Guest


    No, that would be a German...
     
    UC, Dec 29, 2005
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