• Does anything get through the moderation?

    From ronb@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 8 10:48:32 2016
    This group appears to be so over-moderated that nothing gets through. Or
    is there some future opening planned for it? The moderator -- at least -- should publish guidelines, news or something.

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  • From ronb@21:1/5 to ronb on Wed Mar 9 17:30:04 2016
    On Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:48:32 -0500, ronb wrote:

    This group appears to be so over-moderated that nothing gets through. Or
    is there some future opening planned for it? The moderator -- at least
    -- should publish guidelines, news or something.

    Good. It got through. I'll see if I can dig up something on-topic. Are
    there any new guidelines that I should read for this group? I'm not sure
    what the new rules are.

    --
    RonB
    "There's a story there ... somewhere."

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  • From Kathy Morgan@21:1/5 to ronb on Wed Mar 9 22:54:20 2016
    ronb <ronb02NOSPAM@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:48:32 -0500, ronb wrote:

    This group appears to be so over-moderated that nothing gets through. Or
    is there some future opening planned for it? The moderator -- at least
    -- should publish guidelines, news or something.

    Good. It got through. I'll see if I can dig up something on-topic. Are
    there any new guidelines that I should read for this group? I'm not sure
    what the new rules are.

    I'm so glad to see you back, Ron!

    The charter for the group when it was established was:

    CHARTER: misc.writing.screenplays.moderated

    The misc.writing.screenplays.moderated newsgroup is open to discussion
    of the art and business aspects of writing screenplays for feature
    films, documentaries and television. Specific topics may include but are
    not limited to:

    Finding an Agent
    Querying Production Companies
    Latest formatting trends
    Creative screenplay writing
    Screenwriting software
    Screenwriting books
    Screenwriters, their skills and styles
    Tools available to the screenwriter
    Collaboration issues
    Tips from the pros

    I see no reason to change the charter, but the moderation policies are
    now much different. All submissions go to Brian Edmond's Robomod
    software, which first screens out spam, HTML postings, multipart mime,
    etc., and any posts which have excessively long lines. All of those are automatically rejected before I ever have a chance to see the
    submission. Anything that makes it through this pre-screening is
    emailed to me to approve or reject.

    So far, there have been very few posts that made it to me; I've approved
    all of them that did.

    I think the thing that would be most likely to cause an on-topic post to
    be rejected is someone accidentally posting long lines. Lines should be between 70 - 80 characters long; no long paragraphs to consist of one
    line; Robomod simply will reject those without showing them to me.

    It's also possible that someone's post would be erroneously filtered out
    as spam without my ever seeing it. If anyone submits an on-topic post
    and it doesn't appear in the group, please email me directly at <kmorgan@spamcop.net> and let me know--we'll need to track it down and
    fix the problem.

    FYI, I've very recently had some really major surgery and I'm not yet
    back up to par, so for the next couple of weeks I may be a tiny bit slow responding.

    --
    Kathy - moderator for MWSM

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  • From wcmartell@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 28 14:48:11 2016
    Well, that did.

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