META: Extropians list to become two lists

Max More (
Fri, 29 May 1998 09:49:33 -0700

Within a few days we will be making some changes.

The Extropians list will become two lists:

Extropians-Open -- this will be the direct descendent of the current
Extropians list. Its nickname will be "Extropians" and posting to that same
address will continue to work. This list will be open to everyone, member
and non-member, Extropian, non-Extropian, and anti-Extropian alike. All
topics are open to discussion, including "the basics".

Extropians-Select -- this will be for Extropy Institute members only.
Rather than debating the basic values shared by Extropians, the purpose of
this list will be to discuss ideas in depth, to post news items, and to
discuss strategies for spreading extropians ideas and for implementing them
in our own lives (life extension, intelligence increase, psychological
improvement, etc.).

ACTION ITEM: To remain on this list (becoming the Extropians-Open List),
you need do nothing. To make sure you are on the Extropians-Select List,
you need to (a) make sure we have your current email address; (b) make sure
your ExI membership is current. If you're not sure (the expiration date was
on the mailing label of the last issue of Exponent), call or email me and I
can tell you. You can renew by using the online form at
<>, or by emailing me your credit card info,
address, etc. (to <>) or by phoning (310) 398-0375

Please note that I will be leaving later this morning to head north for the
Foresight Institute meeting, and so will be away from my email until late
on Sunday. Any questions about the running of the two lists can be
addressed to ExI's Electronic Communications Officer David McFadzean



Max More, Ph.D.
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