Re: META: To my Colleague Extropians

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 13:50:34 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> > Nowthen, if we had an somewhat analogous
> > with extropian poster reputation. Each person
> > would be rated from -2 to 5, where 5 is a person
> > who you read every post and -2 is you have
> > killfiled that person. You would assign numbers
> > to each person in the matrix.

> Hmm, once we have this matrix of what everybody thinks of everybody else,
we can do fun stuff like calculating Eigenvectors of it to get some kind of
"ranking" and do similarity analysis ("Give me a list filtered after what my
favorites like").<

I'd rather see a system implemented that follows more mind-bending criteria
than whether a person is popular or not-:) If a rating system relied upon
the Extropian principles and a variety of essays that embody content
reflecting the goals, thoughts and feelings of "Extropy" rather than the
personal likes and dislikes of any one person on the list, it might benefit
the list in a more inclusive way. Otherwise, emotions set in: A poster could
have substantive content, but a lousy personality. Another poster could
flat content but be an absolute gem. We are also leaving out humor. As we
witnessed from some of the post recently, a lot of values is placed on
humor. Some zealous uploaders might grade humor as a sluggish biological

A smart ranking device would not rely on the emotions and fancies of any one
poster, but on the architecture of extopian thinking.

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