Re: New option: Leave Extropians as is, start exi-members list
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 02:21:25 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 12/2/97 12:08:33 AM, wrote:

>Here's a possibility that I'd like to hear feedback on:
>The current proposal is to make the Extropians list into a members-only
>list for posting ability, but non-members could still read messages.
>Instead, we could leave the Extropians list as it is, and create a new,
>additional list, say ExI-Members, or Extropians-Special, or
>Extropians-Insider (or whatever has the appropriate elitist ring to it :)
>). That would leave this list more open, but mean we have a more filtered,
>probably higher S/N list, with clear guidelines for members, so we would
>still have a new members-only benefit to add to the other membership

I think that's a much better idea than effectively kicking non-members off
the existing list. Generally people react quite negatively to having
something taken away (much more so than to an a equivalent gain).
Saying non-members can't post certainly seems to be really bothering a lot
of people here.