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

Max More (
Tue, 02 Dec 1997 16:57:33 -0800

At 09:01 AM 12/2/97 +0000, Steve Van Sickle wrote:
>Max said:
>> 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
>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*, [....]

Thanks for your suggestion, Steve. I like it. I'm watching the feedback --
thanks to all for your input. Currently I'm inclining towards Steve's
version of my suggestion. I'd like to decide by the end of this week.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute:,