moderated newsgroup

moderated newsgroup

A newsgroup that is managed by a human referee who keeps the discussion focused and prevents it from getting out of hand.
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Although you post questions to all newsgroups the same way, in a moderated newsgroup your message is actually routed first to a moderator, who decides if it's appropriate for posting.
In a moderated newsgroup or conference one or more moderators review a message before it can be distributed.
Moderated newsgroups and electronic conferences have editors ('moderators') who review each message before it is distributed.
Take a look at some of the moderated newsgroups and mailing lists that deal with security and cryptography, and you'll see a flood of messages about arcane vulnerabilities.
With moderated newsgroups, readers can submit questions or responses to the newsgroup.

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