Re: Extropians Mailing List --Approval Procedure

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 00:13:10 MST

>From: Brian Atkins <>

>"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> > advanced filtering software that doesn't exist yet. And, oh yeah, the
> > five messages from new posters should be vetted before hitting the lists
>- but
> > vet messages, instead of asking posters for physical addresses.
>Won't work- think like a black hat: they send 5 innocuous posts that make
>past the moderator, then when they get unmoderated they flame away.
>Any other suggestions?

How about realizing that it's OK if a screw-ball says screwy things every
once and a while. Does anybody here believe that Max is a sexual deviant
just become some troll says so? Of course not. Either you want a free
society or you don't. Don't spew libertarian rhetoric and then turn around
and act like a censor. "Some animals are more equal than others"? If you
don't like what people post either (a) rebut it; (b) ignore it; or (c)
killfile them.

So, in short, let me know when you start limiting access to the list so I
can promptly unsubscribe.


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