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Date: 2000-06-15 (16:12)
From: Dave Berry <dave@k...>
Subject: RE: Newsgroup for Caml?
It is possible to block spam from a newsgroup:

- create a "moderated" newsgroup, with an e-mail address for submissions
- put a spam filter on the submission address
- gateway the submission address directly to the newsgroup (with no manual

I think the comp.lang.dylan/info-dylan newsgroup/mailing list works like
this.  I know the list is gatewayed to and from the group, and I'm fairly
certain it isn't actively moderated.

It might be possible to filter out cross-postings as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pierre Weis []
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: Newsgroup for Caml?

> If Pierre is for a newsgroup, it is probably because the flow on the
> caml-list is becoming very time-consuming to moderate. So it would
> probably be nice to have a non-moderated comp.lang.caml.

Absolutely. This way I would not have the burden to answer directly to
naive questions, that can be sent to the news group.

> Also I'm not sure that people who don't like newsgroups would really
> enjoy reading such a non-moderated caml-list, with the flame-wars and
> spam one can expect.

IMHO, you're absolutely right.

> What about keeping a moderated caml-list mainly for announcements, the
> newsgroup being there for questions and discussions?

Yes, but I would like a slightly more general mailing list, opened to
suggestions (libraries and language design improvements). The rest
(including comparison between Caml and whatever) being freeely posted
to the unmoderated newsgroup.

Pierre Weis

INRIA, Projet Cristal,,