META: Keep the subject lines clean, please!

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 00:16:09 MDT

You know, I can still remember when I was a young lad of 16, reading the
Extropians mailing list on the family computer. And others are probably in a
similar situation today - so can we keep the subject lines clean, please?
NC-17 text in the message bodies, sure - be it far from me to deny any legal
minor the right to surreptitiously read racy subject matter online - but let's
not shock Mom whenever she happens to lean over the computer. I know my Mom
would have kicked me off the list and possibly the Internet in a heartbeat if
she'd seen subject lines like "Gay Extropians!!!" or "Have Sex, Stay Young" in
my Inbox.

I think that keeping the subject lines PG or PG-13 is a reasonable policy for
a mailing list, don't you?


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

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