RE: Improving the Extropians list/Nanogirl?

Billy Brown (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 23:22:24 -0500

Gina Miller wrote:
> I have posted personal comments also, what about "nanorgasim" and
> and wormholes, nanotechnology, cryonics, the new chatroom and message
> board? I am also not flaming anyone by posted the latest relevant news, I
> had no idea I was irritating anyone. As a matter of fact I have tried to
> make sure of it stating my opinions in the most repectful ways, (as I
> expect from others and have always recieved from this list) although when
> first join the list, even I had some self defending to do as sometimes can
> happen. (Remember that Damien?) So Linksvayer is opposed my existence to
> the list? Or what? Does anyone else feel this way?

Well, anything that a particular person has already seen is likely to seem like noise to that particular person. Unless you are posting from very obscure news sources, that means that you'll get this kind of complaint anytime you make a habit of making this kind of post.

The best way I've seen of dealing with the problem is to do what Anders does - collect a group of items that you would now post separately and combine them into a single post. That way those who are interested in the kinds of articles you usually find can still get them, and those who aren't have far fewer messages to ignore.

It also helps to add a bit of commentary. Relaying a couple of sentences of explanation and/or commentary with each URL makes the whole message much more useful for everyone.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I