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

From: Barbara Lamar (
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 15:04:17 MST

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 13:18:13 -0500 (EST) Olivia <>
> 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.

One of the most interesting mailing lists I've subscribed to was Howard
Rheingold's "Brainstorms" which requires participants to use their real
names and to provide a snail mail address and phone number. The use of
real names tended to keep discussions from deteriorating to the level of
personal insults. Naturally, one would not want the address and phone
number to be made public information, but I don't see any problem with
providing it to the list administrator. If a person had some reason for
not wishing to reveal this information, he or she could no doubt ask the
list administrator to make an exception.


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