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

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 13:34:27 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 something.
>>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?

Great idea, except I would prefer not to killfile the posts.
Instead, let them automatically be deferred to a secondary list with
that subject line. A single follow-up could be automatically posted
to the main list that such-and-such topic has been moved to a
secondary list. It could contain a link to subscribe so that people
could just click the link to continue the discussion. This would not
squash the discussion, but would move it out of the main list.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant, Legal Hacker, Engineer, 
Research Scientist, Author. 

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