Can we please dekookify the list?

Brian Atkins (
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 23:46:45 -0500

Fact: This list is getting more attention (for instance, was mentioned in the latest issue of MEME).

Fact: We want to make the best of this attention.

Theory: If we dekookify the list, more newbies are likely to stick around longer- both absorbing our helpful ideas for themselves, and at the same time helping to diversify our discussions (hopefully in non-kookish ways :-).

Theory 2: If we dekookify the list, more ExI members would renew memberships, and in general ExI would probably get a lot more $$$; people would be much more willing to support something they could really be 100% proud of. Also they would be more likely to show their friends the list, thereby increasing the newbies even further.

Incentive: I'll agree to contribute a minimum of $10,000 per year to ExI for at least 5 years if we can make some progress on this.