[extropy-chat] Appropriate List Content - was Malachy's Prophecies; Pope John Paul II, then two before the destruction of the Holy Roman Church
eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 6 09:10:18 UTC 2005
On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 01:36:03AM -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Topics are nourished by attention. Sufficiently deprived of attention
The forteana crossposts receive no attention. Yet they continue.
> they wither and die. In practice though we all have a lot of buttons
All it takes is two trolls to play ping-pong. And drag other list
participants into irrelevant threads. It's easy. It's happening all the time.
> that can be depended on to give some nourishment to even the most
> unloved topics. But we could check our reactiveness a bit.
There is no effective enforcement, period. The rules are thus useless.
> What is "acceptable". Who is empowered to object? It had better be
> made pretty crisp. Nothing is more tedious and off putting than
I volunteered. A few other with list admin access in different time zones
would be good.
> endless discussions of whether X post or Y poster is up to some
The point of an enforcer is that there is no discussion. Warnings are
issued-off list, and only announcement of temporary suspensions and permanent
bans are posted to the list.
> nebulous list standard.
There's nothing nebulous about my standards. There will be disagreement, but
the alternatives are obviously worse.
Enough discussion. Can we have a decision? Natasha?
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