[extropy-chat] META: ExI List Quality & Future

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Mar 7 22:54:58 UTC 2006

On a high-quality invitation-only list:

I see no reason in principle it can't work.  But I'd like to add my
experience: some years ago I started a polymath list, inviation only, largely
composed of extropians list members past and present I highly valued, and a
few outsiders like David Brin.  It had some pretty high-quality extropianish
discussion, a few flamewars between some of the more touchy members, and then
died out.  To me it felt like we were perhaps too self-conscious of the
desired purity, but I don't know.  Maybe it was too small, or I didn't do
enough to spark discussion.  Anyway, figured I should add the data point about
extropian-derived salons.

As of my writing this e-mail, the archives are back up:

And Robin, the AltInst archives now live again as well:

-xx- Damien X-) 

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