[extropy-chat] Appropriate list content
extropy at unreasonable.com
Wed Apr 6 00:48:03 UTC 2005
Amara wrote, in "embedded in open hearts",
>(A story from this morning)
while simultaneously Avantguardian complained
>If it's ok for the old timers to post silly puns while relative new comers
>get blasted for posting descriptions of ancient prophecies that I had
>never run across before, its hard for me to figure out what is appropriate
>for the list.
Amara, thank you. Your occasional narrative postings are always welcome and
Avantguardian, I understand your confusion. This list, like many other
communities, treats old-timers and newcomers differently. If Oldster wants
to post something ostensibly off-topic, they are given much more leeway
Amara, or Keith or Gina or Russell, have an established reputation, and are
regarded with respect and affection. Sharing a slice of their life or an
off-topic observation is tolerated and/or enjoyed, in part because they are
known, both warmly as members of our family and coldly as high S/N data
But: a disparity in treatment could drive off new people.
-- David Lubkin.
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