Re: A plea for restraint

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 09:28:58 MDT

At 08:46 PM 10/10/00 -0700, s wrote:

> wrote:

>> The volume of postings is getting out of hand. Over an 8 hour period
>> when I didn't check my extropians mail, I received 25 messages from Mike
>> Lorrey alone, 18 from JR; 84 messages total. I don't think anyone here
>> is smart enough to make a meaningful intellectual contribution at that
>> posting level. If people would restrict themselves to half a dozen
>> posts per day, they'd have time to make their messages more thoughtful
>> and worth the time others take to read them. How about it?

Thank you Hal, yes.

>I post at the level I can comfortably post. Neither more nor less.
>Arbitrary numbers are just that. The future we are working for will be
>filled with ever increasing amounts of communication. The answer to
>deal with such is more likely to be better tools, filters and faster
>processing rather than arbitrary self-limits.

However this may be true, and certainly people prefer to post at levels
*they* feel comfortable with, the questions is whether it is comfortable to
the environment they are posting in.

Until we have better tools, let's be considerate of what we do have an
think about mailboxes overfull with posts from the same people.



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