RE: "Raping the planets" and other PR disasters

From: altamira (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 12:52:19 MDT

I say that if you did that (see original post below) you'd prevent sincerely
interested people (like me!) from gaining insights from your archives.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Spike Jones
> Ive an idea. We could take our extropian archives, download all
> our own posts, write a script that randomly removes sentences from
> each, scramble the order of the sentences and recombine the scrambled
> sentences to create new nonsensical posts therefrom, post these to
> the list. The new nonsense posts would show up on every
> keyword search, which would foil those looking for quotes from you.
> We could do the same on the paragraph level. Ideally, someone could
> figure out a way to do this without wrecking the archives. We could
> quickly identify and eliminate the fabricated posts by some sort of
> password system, such as a little quiz that every extropian would know
> but few outsiders would know, such as:
> 1) What is the name of the prominent young theorist
> whose sig line is yours in the singularity?
> 2) What is the acronym mnemonic that once applied to the
> extropian principles?
> 3) What is the middle name of the wife of More?
> etc. Knowing these answers would automatically filter the archives,
> otherwise, tons of garbage. What say ye? spike

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