Re: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 12:54:05 MST

Sunah Caroline Cherwin wrote:
> >Olivia wrote:
> >
> >>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?!
> >
> >Hi Olivia.
> >
> >Thanks for your response. We're currently in the process of re-organizing
> >some of the operations and administration of Extropy Institute, and as
> >such, there are a few transitional issues which may arise. List approvals
> >are currently requiring some basic contact information: phone number, fixed
> >residence, and e-mail address. This is due to some abuses of the list in
> >the past few months (e.g.: personal attacks). Otherwise, the lists are all
> >free and unmoderated, with the contact info being used for security
> >purposes only.
> >
> Look, Sean, I was about to renew but if you are going to require this kind
> of thing, as an organization, I will reconsider. I don't abuse anyone.

Somehow I don't think the claim was that anyone here abuses anyone. But
public email lists sometimes attract spammers and people out to mark up
whatever they can meaninglessly. I can see that the conversation should
be protected from that sort of abuse. Haven't really seen such here
though. So either it is not a problem or current safeguards are quite

- samantha

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