[extropy-chat] LIST: Nominating Moderators

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 2 18:36:00 UTC 2004

--- Samantha Atkins <samantha at objectent.com> wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2004, at 8:02 AM, natashavita at earthlink.net wrote:
> >
> > Rather than having our list a private list, which is an option
> being
> > discussed by the Board and list moderators, I'd like to make sure
> that 
> > this
> > is the best route to take.
> >
> > A private list, for members only, may not be a bad thing.  But,
> then 
> > again,
> > it may be and I do not want to make that decision without the full
> > knowledge of list members and taking the time to listen to
> everyone's 
> > views.
> >
> >
> Why would having it a private list help anything?   I don't see it 
> being better myself.  But I am probably missing something.

Because it is invariably an issue of opinions of list members being
attached to ExI by our opponents. Imagine Leon Kass getting on CNN with
Max More and having Leon start making accusations that ExI and ExI
board members advocate genocide....

If the list is private, then private discussions are not part of the
public record.

That being said, I recommend that ExI members join in on my list,
extro-freedom, on yahoogroups, where they are still free to discuss any
issue (though I have a dim view of people who argue with lies).
Extro-freedom is not associated in any way with ExI and as such its
members views or comments are not attached to it. 

Mike Lorrey
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                         -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
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