> I find unmoderated newsgroups typically to be the death of interesting
> technical discussion about a particular topic. I attribute this to the
> ease with which an interested but ignorant person can join the
> discussion `community' -- ...
Putting words in Bill's mouth, I bet what _really_ irks him are not the
interested-but-ignorant (heck, they're a delight!), but the ignorant-and-
uneducable. And for various deep reasons we can explore in
sci.psychology <wink>, I bet the latter won't be attracted to
comp.lang.icon is probably comparable: I don't believe I've ever seen a
useless, off-target, or moronic post there. The worst I'd expect to see
on an unmoderated comp.lang.python are the language-war posts that even
moderation (or mailing lists) can't stop (cuz while they're boring the
500th time thru, they're not really irrelevant ...).
an-argument-against-it-wrt-python-ly y'rs - tim
Tim Peters firstname.lastname@example.org
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