Re: Keep the subject lines clean, please!

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 07:37:08 MDT

Interesting that "Gay Extropians!" and "Have Sex, Stay Young" SHOULDN'T be
considered PG or PG-13 (I have seen "Have Sex, Stay Young"-type articles
featured in the Readers Digest -- at the supermarket checkout counter,
forcrissakes) ...

It's too bad sex (and sexual identity, apparently) is still defined as
"dirty" by some (e.g., why does the word "clean" pop up in the subject

The problem is being sex-negative. The solution is to drag oneself out of
the mawkish Victorian era. This is, after all, an "extropians" list,
n'est-ce pas?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 11:16 PM
Subject: META: Keep the subject lines clean, please!

> 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
> minor the right to surreptitiously read racy subject matter online - but
> not shock Mom whenever she happens to lean over the computer. I know my
> would have kicked me off the list and possibly the Internet in a heartbeat
> 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
> a mailing list, don't you?
> Sincerely,
> Eliezer.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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