Re: Collaborative killfiling Re: META: Committee on Un-Extropian Activities

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 12:52:34 MDT

>From: Brian Atkins <>

>Well the mailing list seems to have been upgraded recently to mark messages
>from non-members as such. Or perhaps when it says "Non-member submission"
>it means a posting from someone not subscribed to the list. At any rate
>here is a pretty simple proposal: put a little link at the end of each
>message sent out to ExI members. They can click on it when they think a
>thread has gone too far. If it gets enough votes the mailing list software
>killfiles any more messages with that subject line for 10 days or
>And it sends a message to the list saying so. Collaborative killfiling in
>other words. Could be expanded later on to ban posters, provide ratings
>in subject lines regarding postings and/or authors, etc. etc. I think for
>a perl hacker with access to the ExI server the first stage of this could
>be hacked together and tested in a weekend or less.
>Are those Javien guys working on something like this? has a "polling" feature that could easily perform that (or a
very similar) function.


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