Anders Sandberg (
31 May 1999 14:25:48 +0200

The curious thing is how deterministic this phenomenon is. From time to time, guns come up, a flamewar ensues and then lots of threads crop up about list quality. After a while it all peters out, list quality goes up for a few months, and then the next flamewar begins. Not unlike the quiescent - activated - refractive - quiescent cycle of chemical clocks. It has been going on here for years, and I guess it is endemic to many lists with sufficiently high volume.

>From a memetic-epidemological point of view, what can we do to break
this loop? Are there memetic solutions other than the traditional ideas for moderation, banning etc?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  

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