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Thanks. Yes, that is what I think is happening. But while I would be willing to upset those two members (and have), I'm not the 'owner' (in a broad sense) of the group (which existed long before I got there), and given its history and customs I can't just throttle people unilaterally. So I think that the only solution would be to have a transparent and impartial technical solution that most of the active members, I think, would gladly agree to see implemented.
It's helpful to know that this is not a unique problem.
I agree with Pete that this has probably been enough discussion of the issue.
On Jan 14, 2022, at 1:58 PM, Bärbel Stephenson <Lismibaebi@...> wrote:
It is a very difficult situation you find yourself in.
From experience I can tell you that you might just have to risk upsetting those 2 members or risk losing the group.
Thinking of many years ago (years before the end of yahoo groups) I was in a much loved group with most members actively involved with posting. Then 2 new people joined and started posting excessively and probably looking for problems. Several members pleaded many times with the owners/moderators to do something. This was declined saying that these 2 people had their rights to post etc etc.
What happened? Exodus of the members and group eventually finished as everybody who enjoyed the group as once was had left…