> I am all for restricting this list to unicycling only by registration.
> Otherwise my next message will be to unsubscribe, as I imagine, would a lot
> of others and the list will die a lonely death.
I can only say goodbye, in that case - the list is gated to the newsgroup now,
and when you open a newsgroup, you open up to the good and the bad. You can't
(successfully) turn an unmoderated newsgroup into a moderated one, and 'they'
won't let you try. (for more than just technical reasons)
Here is a tip though, for all those who are reading this via the mailing-list..
if you switch to reading the newsgroup (rec.sport.unicycling), then when a spam
occurs, it is very likely that it will be cancelled in short order by some
responsible citizen - this means that when you come to read the newsgroup,
you won't see the spam at all. Unfortunately, by the time the cancel message
goes out, the original message will have been posted to the mailing-list
recipients, and there is no way that anybody can delete a mail message except
you once its been sent to you.
looking at things from an alternative viewpoint, when the newsgroup was opened,
we got lots of extra people posting who had never known that there was a
unicycle mailing-list, so I still think we have gained overall, and will
continue to do so.
education, not censorship is the answer - you don't want to shut these people
up, you want to make them talk sense.. on with the unicycling I say, thats
what I'm here for.