[seqfan] Re: moderating Re: Artur (by way of O. Gérard) Help Needed for factorization

Olivier Gerard olivier.gerard at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 23:58:26 CET 2008

Dear Tanya,

Yes people being moderated know it. They receive
a message telling them their message is waiting for

When I rewrite a message (and this is quite rare),
I do my best to make
it understandable without changing the meaning.
When I have strong doubts I try to engage a discussion
with the original author.


On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 15:41, Tanya Khovanova
<mathoflove-seqfan at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Do people being moderated know that they are moderated?
> When you rewrite posts, do the authors know and agree with your
> versions?
> --- Olivier Gerard <olivier.gerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And for this specific remark:
>> - some members of this list (currently five) are "moderated" by me.
>> Either they are frequent offenders of basic netiquette rules, post
>> too much,
>> too quickly, or are offended too easily by casual arguments, etc.
>> This way they can receive mails, send some posts but not
>> monopolize the list, and in a few cases, learn self-moderation
>> so that I don't have to devote so much time to it.
>> I sometimes block their posts or rewrite them
>> to make them understandable.  It introduces some delay in their
>> contribution but it is a lesser inconvenience to all members.
>> The post I just quote was sent unedited.

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