Improving the list (was: Can we please dekookify the list?)

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 13:48:19 -0500

I would put forward a semi-automated collaborative filtering scheme that would serve as an extension to the existing list software, and allow variable geometry community, alternative private moderators, etc. $10K would buy a full-time developer in Russia (there are other options too, such as cooperating with CritMail); after the first year or two, the money can be used to help ExI handle the increased amount of publicity :-) The list software can be also distributed elsewhere and can become one of the best PR engines for ExI, or generator of profits. - In the latter case, the profits may be shared between investors and developers.

If there are people who would take administrative and financial commitments, I would work on the staged development plan.

One of the alternatives is to convert the list into a newsgroup with advanced/collaborative filtering - see for some ideas in this direction.

Alexander Chislenko <>