CURT ADAMS : FAVOURABLE !!!! >>Re: New option: Leave

Prof. Gomes (
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:48:14 -0300

At 02:21 02/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
>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.