META: RE: My Response.

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 19:00:54 MDT

In my view, there is plenty of interesting stuff on the Extropians list.

However, there are also a lot of flame wars, and a lot of discussions of
contemporary politics.

It is a high-volume list compared to SL4, but contains many of the same
characters (not me at present)

I like Eli's idea of a list with more focus, and a more friendly tone
overall. However, I think if I were moderating the list, I would be a
little less strict than Eliezer is. Banning hecklers and flamers is cool by
me, but I personally wouldn't ban people like Arthur Murray or Mike Deering,
both of whom posted interesting things about on-target subjects prior to
being kicked out...

However, I do not have time or desire to moderate a list, so even though
Eli's not doing it exactly as I would, I'm happy he's doing the job.

ben g

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of James Higgins
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 6:32 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: My Response.
> Maybe, I've kinda avoided the extropians list because it seems to
> continually get a bad wrap. Maybe I've been misinformed?
> James Higgins
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > James Higgins wrote:
> >
> >> Well, on this list Eli is the man. And the man ain't very tolerant!
> >> ;) Which, of course, is his right since this is *his* list.
> >>
> >> Maybe someone should start a list similiar to SL4 but which is
> >> somewhat less restrictive. Now, mind you, I wouldn't be interested in
> >> a list that was too broad, because that would simply attract too many
> >> posts (and I don't have that much time). But a second list is not a
> >> bad idea. Competition is good.
> >
> >
> > Perhaps this list is called "Extropians" or "wta-talk"?
> >

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