Is the moderator still alive?

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Tue Sep 14 05:36:35 PDT 2004

Markus Kuhn wrote:
> Considering that the press release on X11R6.8 failed to show up on the
> USENET group, and that the last postings there
> got through in May 2000, I wonder who is now in charge of handling the
> moderator address xannounce-moderator at
> This used to be "A. Rich" according to
> Could whoever is in charge now of the aliases please check out,
> whether that one is still up to date?

A few months ago I already found myself in the same situation - is somewhere stuck between heaven and hell and
noone really knows how to get it working again (Kaleb is one of the
registered moderators (but the email account at ICS is now expired since
years). Maybe he knows the details and a way to solve this problem...or
a person who can help somehow...).

My proposal would be that at least three (or four) persons from at least
three or four different companies/institutions/etc. should register as
new moderators.
It's better when more than one person gets assigned to that job. Having
only one person for that job usually results in a single point of
failure (person can be sick, tired, away, lazy, eaten by meateating
snails, run over by truck etc. ... =:-)
I would propose to "distribute" the "job" over people like Alan
Coopersmith, Leon Shiman, Egbert Eich, and myself... is that possible ?



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