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

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 13:29:24 MDT

Why do people get so excited about this? It's not a problem which requires
very much solving. It takes me about a quarter of a second to mark an e-mail
for deletion. I'm reading this thread because I find it interesting (from an
anthropological point of view). If I no longer found it interesting, I'd see
the topic, and not read it. Nothing is sucking me in and forcing me to open
the mail.

>From: Brian Atkins <>
>Subject: Collaborative killfiling Re: META: Committee on Un-Extropian
>Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 13:33:13 -0400
>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?

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