[ExI] Is the ExI email list slowly dying out? And if so, what can be done to reverse such an outcome?

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 19:06:47 UTC 2020

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 2:16 PM Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> To me, Anders leaving was the greatest loss the list has suffered.

I appreciate the direct sentiment...

Answers was a contributor of high quality content, but he's still alive and
contributing great content to this world. Many former contributors to this
list are also gone from this world (and some without the promise of

...but secondarily it's evidence of a problem that isn't likely to be
solved organically

If this list could be viewed as a sports team, Anders may have been a star
player but that's a liability as much as an asset.   How would you (all)
suggest we replace the key aspects of a retired player with a robust mix of
new skills so the franchise can win the [big prize] (i can't believe I've
fallen into a sportsball analogy and have no idea how to get out)

Anyway... what's the problem we're trying to solve? In my career as a
programmer,  i usually ask this question several times snd several ways to
make sure the work is aligning with the intention.

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