On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 04:48:03PM +1100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Everyone: Why am I posting _this_ rant to the list, I hear you ask? To 
> advertise another list, lotsofthings. It's intended to be a moderated 
> everything-list. Please visit 
> http://list.infiniteloop.ca/listinfo/lotsofthings for a bit more info, 
> or to join.

I'd support a moderated version of this mailing list, and it's great that
you're volunteering to be the moderator. (I'd volunteer myself but it
takes a certain personality and more time than I have.) Let me suggest a
few of things to make your list more successful.

1. Make the archive public. Why would people join unless they can sample
what they're getting into?

2. Why moderate posts and also restrict subscriptions? That seems to be
severe overkill. If you're willing to moderate, then let everyone join
without screening them.

3. Tell us a bit about yourself. You're asking us to trust you with a
certain responsibility but we know nothing about you. A search through the
archive found only two posts by you previous to this one, both one-liners.

4. Give some examples of posts that you would let through and ones you
would reject.

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