META: This is the Extropian List

David A Musick (
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 12:32:51 -0500

It seems like many people posting to this list have forgotten what sort
of list this is supposed to be. There are certain kinds of topics this
list was intended to discuss (not President Clinton's alleged sex-affair
or government conspiracies). Topics outside the scope of this list
should be discussed outside this list. There are many other mailing
lists and chat-rooms to discuss such things.

Also, this is an *Extropian* list, which means that extropians are
reading it. Extropians tend to prefer things of high quality (one could
even think of Extropianism as the quest to increase the quality of the
universe). I don't think most of us want to read the low-quality
postings that come through every day. You know what I'm talking about:
the one or two line response, the posts that ramble on aimlessly,
argumentative or insulting posts, etc. Just because we're interested in
life-extension doesn't mean we want to use our extra time reading inane
or unthoughtful posts. We are extropians, after all; our time is
valuable to us.

So, please, before you send anything to this list, ask yourself if other
extropians *really* are going to be interested in what you write. If
not, don't send it. Just send the good stuff, well-organized,
well-thought-out and well-written. Please don't send impulsive
one-liners or insults or incoherent ramblings; restrain yourself.

Thank you,

David Musick (

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