Re: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure (fwd)

From: Olivia (
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 11:18:13 MST

this is mail i sent the list administrator after receiving (after weeks of
waiting) the IMO absurd and utterly *un*-extropian response which i've
copied below.

i searched the archives for relevant discussion on 'abuse' of the list,
and 'approval procedure' thinking there was some profound reasoning i
haven't been a party to. but i turned up nothing. so, i'm forwarding
this on to you all to see what sort of feedback you might give.

in any case, i've gone back to digest-mode (i wanted to switch to
regular mails since i hated scrolling and have installed procmail).....



Slack variable:. In an inequality constraint of the form g(x) <= b, the slack is b-g(x), which is designated by the
slack variable, s. Then, the original constraint is equivalent to the defining equation, g(x) + s b, plus s >= 0.

---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 13:08:18 -0500 (EST) From: Olivia <> To: E. Shaun Russell <> Cc: extropian action <>,, Subject: Re: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure

open society? spontaneous order?

i try to switch from digest to regular format....and you get back to me a *full month* later that you need my SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS?!

you have to be kidding.

making it this difficult to get involved in extropian discussions just cannot be conducive to getting the message out and garnering the support of new members.

extropian principles are important to me and i want to see our movement succeed on a wide scale. what can we do about this absurd situation?



On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 18:29:30 > From: E. Shaun Russell <> > To: > Subject: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure > > > Hello! > > We are writing to you because we have received your request to join the > extropians mailing list. > > Due to a rash of recent abuses of the mailing list, we are currently > implementing some small stipulations before approving new list members. > Extropy Institute members are always approved to join and post, so if you > are currently an Extropy Institute member and have not yet had your list > subscription approved, it is likely because we have an outdated e-mail > address for you. If this is so, please contact us at > > If you are not currently an Extropy Institute member, we require your name, > phone number, e-mail address, and fixed residential address before we can > approve your subscription request. Such information will be held strictly > confidential, and not used beyond Extropy Institute administration purposes. > > If you have any questions about the extropians mailing list, how to become > an Extropy Institute member, or anything else concerning the Extropy > Institute, please contact us at or > >

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