INFOMANAGEMENT (Was: META: Spammers (was: Your Opinion in extropy))

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 14:59:25 MST

Chris Russo <> writes:

> The email below arrived in my in box. I would like to politely
> request that no one support these spammers by giving them usable
> traffic statistics or content.

I got it too a few months back. I took a look at their site, and
thought "So, how do you do quality control here? Why should I want to
read what somebody else writes just because a lot of people have
looked at it?". The built in feedback loop would favor inflammatory or
very popular subjects; my interests are so different from the
mainstream that the site would be next to useless for me. While the
idea of participant-written news/discussion sites has great potential,
I seriously can't see how this site would be revolutionary. What is
really needed is a somewhat more clever relevance/reputation
management system.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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