Re: >H BAD: Crossposting to transhuman & extropians

Michael Nielsen (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 01:02:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, O'Regan, Emlyn wrote:

> There have been a lot of crossposts to transhuman & extropian lists in the
> last couple of weeks (like this one). Many people are subscribed to both (I
> think). Do we need to be crossposting? If the lists are so similar, maybe
> they could be merged. I think this is doubtful; there seems to be a
> difference in political opinion on the two lists. Maybe there needs to be a
> third, politically neutral list?

The >H list has occasional bouts of political fervour of various stripes, but remains about as politically neutral as it is possible to be with sentient entities present, IMO.

With regard to cross-posting: I think it's reasonable that closely related but differing communities will spring up, and that cross-posting will occur. A significant advantage is that this may make people aware of other mailing lists, perhaps better suited to their interests. It's also a spur to programmers to create better mail filtering capabilities!

> A point to note - How many copies of this post are people actually
> receiving?



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