1997-01-20 - Re: Thoughts re moderation, filtering, and name changes

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: Greg Broiles <gbroiles@netbox.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-20 02:25:49 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 18:25:49 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 18:25:49 -0800 (PST)
To: Greg Broiles <gbroiles@netbox.com>
Subject: Re: Thoughts re moderation, filtering, and name changes
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Greg Broiles wrote:
> One approach to the name question would be to eliminate
> "cypherpunks@toad.com" and force old/new subscribers to choose between
> "cypherpunks-edited" and "cypherpunks-unedited". The advantage I see is
> that it provides more accurate feedback about what people want; the present
> method provides information about the perceived value of unmoderation
> weighed against the bother of dealing with subscribing & unsubscribing. The
> disadvantage is that it's likely to eliminate many subscribers, and that it
> tends to abandon the "cypherpunks@toad.com" history which is, by now, ~5
> years old.

A good thought, Greg.  One problem, though.  My suspicion is that
Gilmore/Sandfort really wanted to have all the current subscribers
to the old unedited list to automatically be part of the new edited
list.  I don't think your possible approach would be acceptable to
anyone I know, forcing people to re-subscribe (and implying that those
who don't do anything would be unsubscribed, which would freak the
list owners out for sure).