>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
>This topic, long dead, rightfully buried, has shambled forth from its
>unquiet grave to eat the flesh of the living! Once more returns the
>screaming mob pounding on the greasy spot on the pavement where used to
>lie the carcass of a dead horse!
>GO DISCUSS GUNS ON SOME OTHER BLOODY MAILING LIST, DAMN IT! The NRA
>mailing list! The antigun mailing list! Go start your own blasted
>mailing list, but please please *please*, te precor dulcissime supplex,
>don't talk about it here!
>We must keep the Extropians list interesting,
>and that means only one thing:
>Death to the GUNS topic!
>Flaming nuclear death to the debaters!
Well, because I've had my say, and because those who were against me have
resorted to name calling rather than debating, I am finished with the guns
However, I do take issue with posts such as yours which attempt to limit the
field of discussion on this list. Censorship, or anything like it, has no
place in an extropian world. I would echo the previous posts' sentiments
that "if you don't like it, skip the thread or put the disputants in your
kill file." There are a number of ways an intelligent person can avoid
threads they find offensive. There is no need to demand that people only
discuss topics of interest to you. Unless I am mistaken, I do not believe
this is the "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky favorite topics" list.
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