Re: Mailing List Quality (Was: Certainty, Experiments & Facts)

Kathryn Aegis (
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 01:26:57 +0000

On Sun, 29 Sep 96, Robin Hanson

>To apply for membership in the closed list, you submit five
>of your recent posts to the open list, which are forwarded to three
>random closed list members for consideration.

May I drop a process question here? Generally, when a process for
discussion is designed, the designer makes some provision for the
contribution of "minority" views. (Recent debates regarding the
social sciences and art have illustrated the mechanisms of this list.)
How might you prevent the closed list from degenerating into intellectual


Kathryn Aegis