Re: Sorry [dont be]

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 00:30:01 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> 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.

Incidentally, it occurs to me that I should clarify the reasoning here:
LB did nothing wrong in particular that would trigger such a message, so
one explanation is that the message was broadcast; not targeted at her in
particular. The message she describes also has a very generic "feel" to
it. So it seems plausible to me that there's someone, most likely a
single individual, trying to knock new posters off the list. "Quite
probably" was the wrong wording above, and on reflection I would rather
have said "quite possibly". But I think it's important that we keep a
lookout to see if this happens again.

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

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