Re: META: traffic-limited list idea

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 11:48:12 -0700 (PDT)

"Kathryn Aegis" writes:
>Lee Daniel Crocker:
>>with two working brain cells can see isn't capable of that. Thank
>>you, at least, for giving me information with which I can evaluate
>>the likely intellectual merit and honesty of your future posts.
>I spent a great deal of time trying find a method of expressing my
>reaction to this, ... But I cannot remain silent about issues regarding
>access, voice, and participation. In the prior discussions that led
>to the Node concept, these issues were discussed in a manner that
>these concerns were listened to and considered.

Lee's tone was unnecessarily rude. But I also think you were too
quick to conclude you disagreed over goals, rather than over methods,
and I think Lee perceived this as an insult. Holding goals constant,
there are reasonable cases to be made for all the various alternatives

Btw, do you see the irony in your advocating the choice of your
official ExI committee on the grounds of it better promoting
participation, when general list members were not offered a chance to
participate in or even observe this committe discussion, and still
have been told very little about the actual choice?

Robin D. Hanson