Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] quick poll on this google group
From: elly
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:18:40 -0800

ugh. Maybe it has to do with administrator permissions? I think google's a bit opaque in certain things like this...

On 11/11/2011 12:12 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:
I moderate the interocc list and can't find the internet list in my membership management.  I don't know why this list is receiving correspondence from that list.  If anyone would like to poke around the mailman's backend to solve this problem please let me know.

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Charles Lenchner <> wrote:
Anything that removes off topic posts and cross posts, and reaches down the
intertubes to throttle the necks of off-topic-istas is welcome.

Count me as a strong vote in favor of invisible censorship for maximum focus
on IWG issues only. Please err on the side of fewer posts and fewer group

I would however, enjoy a system where all of the posts we delete from
moderation end up on interocc anyway. Surely there's a technical way to do


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Sam Zimmerman
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 12:47 PM
To: internet working group
Subject: [NYCGA-IWG] quick poll on this google group

hi all -

In the course of moderating comments to this google group, it looks as if
90% or more are reposts from the Interocc list that are not particularly
relevant to internetty topics and concerns.  It seems this dilution makes
this google group less interesting and useful to the internet working group
and drives down participation, people stop following, etc.

Has conversation amongst the internet working group mainly migrated over to (where there are 332 members)

Is this group still useful?

If so, to get it back on point to internet working group concerns, I'm
floating a proposal:

How about we create a new google group, have all the human subscribers sign
up for the new group, and turn this one off, thus escaping the tyranny of
the Interocc cross-listing.


- Sam

Devin Balkind