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

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 20:36:48 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> You know, I can still remember when I was a young lad of 16

Eliezer, *most of us* clearly remember when you were a young lad of 16. {8^D

> 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 never thought of "Gay Extropians" as being not clean.

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

I do. You recall I was supportive of clean subject lines last time, when you
were a lad of 16 (a very highly regarded one at that). Now that you mention
that subject, I have been concerned about the fact that we do have minors
on the list. Can we be held legally liable for contributing to the delinquency
of a minor? Legal eagles? spike

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