I don't think there would be so much volume as to require moderation.
I don't care so much that moderation would slash bandwidth, as that it
would increase latency.
( although, if one were to automate the moderation, and gateway the
mailing-list to/from the news-group, it wouldn't be hard to create
a "priviledged" class, i.e. mailing-list members get auto-approved
immediately. *IF* it was going to be a moderated list, I would
suggest this, but I don't see a need for it to be a moderated list.)
comp.lang.c and comp.lang.c++ have *enourmous* volume.
None of the other comp.lang groups strike me as having a particularly
large volume except for maybe comp.lang.perl and comp.lang.tcl ---
I don't think comp.lang.python is likely to generate that much
traffic. And IF I'm wrong ? *I'm* sure not going to complain if Python
becomes as popular as Perl ! ;-)
Even comp.lang.misc has been pretty barren lately - all of the kooks
and flamers have moved over to comp.programming! Which is, I think,
an example that the kinds of groups that NEED moderation are the ones
where there is some subjective ambiquity in the charter.
- Steve Majewski (804-982-0831) <sdm7g@Virginia.EDU>
- UVA Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics