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    Dear subscribers,

    On behalf of the Biomch-L co-moderators, I apologize for the
    entirely inappropriate posting today by Robert E. McElwaine
    ("biological transmutations"). He has been doing this to many
    other Bitnet lists and Internet newsgroups recently, and his
    own university cannot stop him, because of the 'freedom of
    speech' in the USA constitution.

    The Bitnet/LISTSERV system does allow control over who can post,
    but we have not implemented that option (yet). It would mean
    that many Biomch-L postings would have to pass through the
    moderators first. We would lose reaction speed, and the list
    would require constant attention. Hopefully, the number of such
    incidents will remain small.

    If you are sufficiently angry about this form of E-junk-mail, try
    sending the poster a nasty message. That may help if enough
    people do that. Do not post to Biomch-L, because that merely
    increases the volume of irrelevant mail. You *are* allowed to
    complain to the moderators, of course. That's what we are for.

    This message is intended to explain our present policy; we will
    not reply on Biomch-L to every incident in the future, but be
    assured that we will take the appropriate action privately.

    -- Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator
    University of Calgary