[extropy-chat] Appropriate list content

David Lubkin 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 
consistently interesting.

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 
than Newbie.

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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