META: Re: Mailing List Quality (Was: Certainty, Experiments & Fac

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 13:45:07 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 2 Oct 1996, Alex Future Bokov wrote:

> > Each new poster begins at the lowest hierarchy. Rights are granted and
> > revoked by minimum consensus (voting). Sorting is automagical.
> I like the idea. I wish i had this kind of tool to run this
> mailing list with. If someone out there happens to code such a product, i
> may be interested in implementing it. One question: what does the last
> sentence mean?
> --Sincerely, Alex F. Bokov

Sorry, I was somewhat in a hurry... Sorting means automagical creation of
(HTML)-browsable (emacs can browse HTML) indexes: as full index (WAIS),
by sender, by subject, by date, etc. etc.

The list majordomo would be relatively easy to write, the only (big)
problem I see is the assumption that everybody at user end of the
mailing list will be using Emacs/PGP... These tools are the logical
choice, but not everybody would have/use them.

This is the one big minus of the idea.