Re: [B5mods] Usefor - submissions to moderated newsgroups.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen <at> prodigy.com>
2002-08-01 13:55:27 GMT
On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Jay Denebeim wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Charles Lindsey wrote:
> > However, we are fully aware that saying "Moderators SHOULD" is not
> > the same as saying that "Moderators WILL". Time will tell, but at the
> > least those words should ensure that people who write general purpose
> > moderbots such as STUMP do it correctly.
> Just so you know, as the author of the second most popular 'general
> purpose' modbot I'm planning to do it correctly. In this case that means
> bounce the encapsulated messages. Oh, and another thing, there is no such
> thing as a 'general purpose' modbot (other than the one I was writing
> awhile back) even STUMP has to be taylored individually to every newsgroup
> it's used on. That means that old copies of it won't get updated so the
> current default behavior is what you're stuck with.
> IOW your new format messages will bounce until someone technical does
> something, this is not a resource available to many moderation sites. As
> long as you're okay with breaking most moderation sites, I guess that's
> your perogative. Don't expect your 'standard' to be widely adopted though
> installing a version of a news server that causes all your users who post
> to moderated groups to scream is not going to be a popular option with
> almost all newsadmins.
Sounds like you are saying that you didn't get your way on waht the
standard says so you're going to try to do your best to make things hard
for the moderators who use your software. Get map, the USA is not the
only country on the planet, the planet doesn't revolve around it. There
are going to be more and more non-ASCII group names, subject, and other