Re: META: Watch the subject lines, people!

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 16:09:24 MST

I guess it all depends on whether you're a self-supporting
thirty-year-old who can afford to dwell on principle, or a
sixteen-year-old pragmatist who's interested in continued 'Net access as
a subgoal of, say, immortality. The first viewpoint is rational. So is
the second. I didn't suggest that explicit material be banned from
message contents; that would provide a minor benefit to group B at a
major cost to group A. I did suggest that explicit language be kept out
of the subject lines, which provides an major benefit to group B at an
insignificant cost to group A.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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