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

Aaron Davidson (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 13:19:28 -0700

>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)?

Sounds interesting. The only way it could be done without proprietary software would be through using your URL-SIG idea. The results could either be used to change personal message filtering, or collective message filtering. Having the system personalized would probably be better than collective filtering, since everyone's tastes are different. For instance, I would want to filter anything to do with politics, but I am sure many would not want that.
A proprietary system could be *way* more flexible, but I doubt many of us want to have to load a java applet every time we want to read the list.

Regarding the $10,000....I'm looking for a summer job. For $10,000 I'd write the software. ;-)


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