Re: Old Extropians Archives

Russell Whitaker (
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 13:08:11 -0700

On Aug 8, 9:56am, Robin Hanson wrote this (quoted with ">"):
> Subject: Old Extropians Archives
> Hal writes:
> >Today I was reading some of the very old posts. Max suggested here
> >recently that we could repost some of those old messages, and I think I
> >may do so tomorrow (don't have my archives available now).
> I'd like to suggest that there are economies of scale to collecting
> an old message archive and the permission to publish messages. So
> some one person should volunteer as the central contact, and then we
> can all email him/her our private archives, together with our
> permssion to make them available. With this all collected together, a
> program can be run over the collection deleting contributions (and
> quotes) from peple who haven't given permission.
> I have many megs of private archives, and don't think you all want me
> to post it all here.

I have most of the last 5-6 years (has it been that long?) of
list archives. They're spread out on various media, mostly
tar archives on DAT tapes.

Is anyone volunteering to implement the logic Robin mentions
above? Shades of MailWeir...


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