Re: Sssst quiet(!) Don't disturb the signal...

Damien R. Sullivan (
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 19:05:10 -0800 (PST)

On Dec 3, 12:10am, Arjen Kamphuis wrote:

> >Whoa! That is not and never has been the List's purpose. The list was
> >created as a "safe haven" (founder Perry Metzger's words) for discussion
> >amongst Extropians without having to pander to the differently-opinioned.
> I guess I've misunderstood a thing or two for the last months...
> The ultimate medium to-date for fast, cheap and, above all, global meme
> spreading but that's not what it's for... (?)

Read carefully. Max was not disavowing mailing lists in general. He
was saying what this particular list was founded for. That founder said
so in July, having been gone for a long time. After a short while I
think he left again.

> In all honesty I must admit that I'm very curious who the 24 people are
> whose posts go to a /dev/null. And on what basis they were selected.

That's my personal /dev/null, not a list of people ExI bans from posting or
anything. They were selected because I eventually judged their posts
were more trouble to delete than they were worth.

-xx- GSV Polypedant X-)

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people not kill me. It does not make sense as a blank check against the
rest of the human race for anything that extends my life." -- DDFR