1997-10-06 - “moderation experiment” (was Re: Stronghold)

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From: Adam Back <aba@dcs.ex.ac.uk>
To: dlv@bwalk.dm.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-10-06 11:00:10 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 19:00:10 +0800

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From: Adam Back <aba@dcs.ex.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 19:00:10 +0800
To: dlv@bwalk.dm.com
Subject: "moderation experiment" (was Re: Stronghold)
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Dimitri Vulis <dlv@bwalk.dm.com> writes:
> Adam Back <aba@dcs.ex.ac.uk> writes:
> > Unfortunately I wasn't on cypherpunks-unedited at the time, but I
> > thought that it was immediate send out from toad.com without going via
> > Sandy.
> Going over my notes I see that at least one of my submissions - the
> one quoting the C2Net lawyer letter in its entirety - didn't appear
> even on cypherpunks-unedited.

I think I saw this claim made before around the time of the "moderation

The only ways I can see that this could have happened are either that:

  i)  John Gilmore started editing cypherpunks-unedited at Sandy/C2net's

  ii) cypherpunks-unedited was edited all along by someone (John or Sandy)

i) is sort of feasible, perhaps there are others who were on unedited
and were counting who could confirm this.  Toto I think was.

ii) is hard to believe because the fact that something is edited shows
-- when the editor is sleeping you get lag.

I'm fairly sure I didn't see the C2 legal letter you posted yesterday

Can anyone else can confirm?

Now officially an EAR violation...
Have *you* exported RSA today? --> http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/

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