Re: New option: Leave Extropians as is, start exi-members list

Brian Atkins (
Tue, 02 Dec 1997 15:44:21 -0500

This is the best option I've seen so far. If we are voting, it
gets my vote.

Michael Butler wrote:
> You make good points. The only problem here is how not to go
> about alienating those people who already use "extropians" as Hyde Park...
> btw, I like the idea of calling the other list hyde-park-extropians. :)
> On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, S.J. Van Sickle wrote:
> > This list is sponsored by ExI itself, yes? Its going to be the
> > first place newcomers look, since they will want to see the "main"
> > list (even though that would not be accurate). First impressions are
> > important. Why not do it the other way? Make this, the "main",
> > unhyphenated list members only post, everyone read, and create a
> > Extropians-Free for All list. Make the Extropians FfA deliberately
> > *anything goes*, nothing censored, like the Speaker's Corner in Hyde
> > Park. Actively encourage eccentrics to speak out as an expression
> > of Extropian ideals without seeming to endorse them. That way we can
> > present a more serious, controlled public face while still providing
> > a forum for totally unfettered communication.
> >
> > steve
> >

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