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

Brian Atkins (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 14:24:15 -0500

Two questions jump out to me:

Is there a way to implement something like this without making everyone switch to some proprietary client software?

What would a newbie see upon joining such a system? Basically all posts? So to get a dekookified stream of posts they basically have hang around for a few weeks rating things (or having the system rate it automatically based on habits)?

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko wrote:
> 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.
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