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The Difference between a NewsGroup and an Echo

Moderated Newsgroups (which are sometimes imported into FidoNet echo areas) require a poster to send the message directly to the moderator, and then if the topic of the message is acceptable, the message is then posted to the news group by the moderator. FidoNet Echos use a Post-Moderated technique, meaning that after the messages are posted, the moderator reading them may decide that the message isn't fitting for the area, given the topic of the echo. The moderator reading the messages will then contact the poster to let him or her know that the message is unacceptable. FidoNet moderators also sometimes use a Read-Only flag on their echo to indicate that these echos are only to be read by others, and that no user or sysop may post in it. Often this is used when a Moderated Newsgroup is imported into FidoNet, or when the echo area is only used by the moderator to announce the arrival of newly received FidoNet files, etc.

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