Re: META: Keep the subject lines clean, please!

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 16:16:33 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Johnny can read for all I care. In fact, my guess is that the
> reading of online pornography by minors is a positive force in society.
> Certainly, minors reading Extropians are a positive force in society.
> Therefore, I'm saying we should help Johnny keep his secrets.

By throttling ourselves to some moronic notion of what "clean" is? No

> I remember being a bit nervous about that, since my family was Orthodox Jewish
> (and I wasn't, AND they didn't know) - but that's the sort of thing that can
> probably be explained. You can probably get away with saying: "I'm not
> reading that part," or "I disagree with them about that part," even if it's an
> outright lie. I haven't seen any newspaper articles warning parents about
> their children coming into contact with online atheism.
> You're a bit out of touch with Mom Logic, aren't you?
> But that's not the real reason - keeping "atheism" out of the subject lines
> would be a major and unusual inconvenience and it really would border on
> Family Correctness, like trying to keep message bodies clean. Keeping the
> subject lines PG-13 is just ordinary netiquette, if you ask me.

If you are suggesting that removing "Gay" or the word "Sex" is ordinary
netiquette then I think you are from another planet. I will not comply.

- samantha

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