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.
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.
Figure 2 shows the distribution of ratings for the most widely rated technical, recreational, and moderated newsgroups from the trial.
In some moderated newsgroups or discussion groups, the moderator will filter out promotional messages.
Moderated newsgroups (similar in function to moderated LISTSERV mailing lists) were developed to cut down on the percentage of "noise" to useful information.
While some of the more carefully moderated newsgroups are providing serious international educational and cultural benefits, other newsgroups act as sandboxes for newsgroupies.

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