Re: Improving the Extropians list

Timothy Bates (
Sat, 26 Jun 1999 20:08:05 +1000

max said
> We are currently considering the workability and details of having a
> moderated list...
> Let's hear some creative intelligence at work. How can we have high
> quality, informative communications while maintaining a community?

Moderation would be very hard a lot of work, too much work to be good.

My favourite quote this week (it is reprogramming my whole brain) is from Douglas Hofstatder

"Apathy at a local level leads to insanity at a global level"

How about we simply allow local users to filter their mail better by adding more informative header material to each mail?

If users are apathetic we will have an insane list, but according to Hofstatder that will be inevitable anyhow. If users are active, then sanity will have given them a mechanism via which sanity can prevail.