Re: META: move from mailing lists to slashcode-based site?

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sun Dec 30 2001 - 13:22:39 MST

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, cryofan wrote:

> From a technical standpoint, of course the extropian list should be
> converted to slashcode--it is a far superior format. will

I'm sorry, but this is compleat bovine excrement. Superior, how? Superior,
for whom? Content carriers use proven, low-friction communication medium.
As a rule, they will avoid using the mouse. They will minimize the number
of keystrokes, and use advanced filtering. Slashdot is tailored towards
the average male Internet user. Do you really want content coming from
that class of users?

> not be converted. Has everyone forgotten that this list is moderated
> in a fashion? I refer to the fact that all new subscribers must have a

This list is not moderated.

> mailing address and an email addy that is paid for (i.e., no free web
> mail accounts are allowed).

Once again, there is value in all media. There's value in email, there's
value in irc (apropos, there's an #extropy on EFNet right now), and of
course there's value in /. type of media.

Just please do not propose one wundermedium to slash the rest of them.
There isn't one.

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