moderated Re: Language

Jim Higgins

Received from Brian Vogel at 10/11/2018 03:06 AM UTC:

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 02:55 PM, Sharon Villines wrote:
Spamming, indiscriminately sending copies of the same message to a large number of people. is not permitted.
As an aside, this is a really restrictive definition of spamming.  People posting a single message, utterly unrelated to the group or ongoing topic, that is of a promotional nature or meant to drive traffic to a given website is spamming.

Worse than that. That definition didn't mention anything about on or off topic. And it's the nature of groups to send messages "to a large number of people." And "indiscriminately" is waaaaay too vague. Scrap the whole thing.

Jim H

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