Max, I run a number of high-volume mailinglists, and this
this is a *completely* inappropriate way to administer a mailinglist.
It is fundamentally based on fear of potential retribution. By demanding
indentification, you are demanding the ability to apply retribution. This
is not an acceptable way to behave.
Just moderate the list. If there are concerns as to the propriety or burden
of the moderator, have several.
End of problem.
Personally I gave up on extropians long ago, and am on Damian's filtered
version (which could be filtered even more, but isn't too bad).
From: Max More <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 00:01:14 -0800
Subject: Re: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure
I'll keep this short, since Barbara Lamar made sensible points that I would
echo, and Brian Atkins points out the flaws with Eliezer's suggestions.
As Brian reminded Eliezer, this is a temporary solution. Better filtering
tools are under construction that we hope will solve or alleviate the
problem. I'm open to any constructive alternative suggestions.
Two or three people seem to be wildly overreacting. All ExI members already
have given us contact information. All we're asking of non-members is their
true name and a verifiable telephone number
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