Africa Film WebMeeting

Message from: Steve Smith (
About: new listserver software

Fri, 28 Aug 1998 09:31:52 -0400

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    Sorry for the confusion lately, but they updated the listserver software,
    and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to make everything work
    right. It seems most postings are continuing, although you can see some
    differences in the TO and FROM addresses. Things are happening slower too -
    taking hours instead of minutes, but that isn't really a problem I guess.
    My main problems are handling the subscribing and un-subscribing of people,
    and overall control of various functions. Anyhow please bear with me. This
    weekend I will have time to study the new commands and work things out.

    I'm trying to set it up so we all get back our own postings. I will also
    work on changing it so that the listserver is un-moderated. It is a lot of
    work approving each posting, so I want to try setting it up so that all
    postings just go out. I am taking steps to see that spammers can't get into
    the list and post junk to us all. Also I ask everyone to only post things
    that are related to African Cinema, and to send messages that are for one
    person to that one person and not to the entire list. If we find that too
    much junk is posted and wasting all our time, then I will go back to
    moderating all postings again. Frankly, I've put 20 minutes a day into this
    for a couple years now, and am getting a bit tired of it. I have done my
    daily moderating job while traveling in Australia, Europe and all over the
    USA, and now I want to try to lighten my load. The new software has more
    safeguards I believe and we are all more knowledgeable about listserver
    postings and all. So let's see.... At worst, I'll change back if too much
    junk starts flowing.

    As always please contact me directly if you have any individual concerns.

    Thanks for your patience,

    Steve Smith

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