I've been using a filter on extropians for some time. Only people who
seem to be making useful contributions (in my not-so-humble opinion)
get through. (It's a positive filter, not a negative one.)
Unfortunately, when the people I respect stoop to word-throwing
contests with the people I can't see, I have to wade through the empty
words from one side of the snow-ball fight.
When someone I respect responds to someone I didn't know before who
had an interesting comment or question, I often remember to add the
newcomer to my list, and I start seeing more messages. I occasionally
miss an interesting part of a discussion, but not often enough to make
me want to change the way I read the list.
--- Chris Hibbert It is easy to turn an aquarium into fish soup, but email@example.com not so easy to turn fish soup back into an aquarium. -- Lech Walesa on reverting to a market economy.
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