Re: Sorry [dont be]

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 23:06:13 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> > L B wrote: Hi, all.
> >
> > I just received a private email asking me to leave the
> > board. I quote: "WHY DON'T YOU JUST SAVE 100 PEOPLE
> > OFF THIS LIST!!!" Yes, in caps. This person went on to
> > say that s/he was not the only one who felt that way.
> Merriss, hit reply and tell him to go to hell. This is
> the extropians list, all views are allowed here. If he
> doesnt like it he can filter you. And you can filter him.
> Actually I suspect a troll is hoping to chase away new
> extropians. Probably a lot of new members get
> messages like this one. spike


Meriss, I very strongly advise, "and I am probably not the only person who
feels this way", that you notify E. Shaun Russell (,
at the very least, who the offending sender was. Probably a hotmail or
hushmail address, but the information will still be valuable.

This is no longer even a question of whether or not your mysterious
attacker deserves anonymity (s/he doesn't); this is quite probably a
covert attack on the Extropy Institute.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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