Re: META: number of postings

From: Theresa Ramseyer (
Date: Sun Oct 22 2000 - 18:45:23 MDT

Maybe because they are like I am. I'm a regular lurker, and
would be gone in a flash if I was "required" to post. I
read the list for insight and information - and don't have
the current background to keep up. (About a decade ago, I
graduated with a degree in Computer Information Science, but
things happened. Science, whether biological or physical,
was not my best subject. Nor have I read all the background
material for the list.) I can follow most posts, but can
get lost on the technical ones.

If there was anything I could pop in and post an intelligent
reply to, I might. Like everyone else, I have a time
problem - there's not enough hours in the day to do all I'd
like and need to. Sometimes I can't even keep up with my
email, and have to delete quite a bit. I wish I did have
the time to help out a little or fly to the extropian
meetings, or have the money to join.

So post on, please :) And, as my mother says - if you don't
pitch in, then you have no right to complain.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ziana Astralos <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: META: number of postings

> --- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> wrote:
> > Doesn't this list have around 400 subscribers?
> Yeah, but (in my estimate) only at most about two
> dozen post even somewhat regularly, and three, four,
> or *maybe* five dozen post at all. I have no numbers
> for more accurate figures, though.

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