Re: Collaborative killfiling Re: META: Committee on Un-ExtropianActivities

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 10:20:59 MDT

That is a good refinement. Now what are the odds on getting it setup?

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >>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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