X-Message-Number: 11842
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: what to do about messages some people don't want
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 00:30:31 +1000 (EST)

Hi everyone!

Splitting the forum is fine except for one thing: who does the work 
required? I could be wrong but Kevin Brown has worked hard to keep Cryonet
going, and deserves lots of credit for that --- and even though keeping
THREE versions of Cryonet going (or would it only be two? Who handles
the science net?) would probably be less work than done by two people
keeping two separate nets, I can't believe that it would be the same
work as keeping one. The extra work done to keep all the PREVIOUS Cryonets
also deserves lots of credit too --- so who does that for a second
version, say, devoted to philosophy?

One suggestion which might cut down the workload: keep ONE Cryonet, but
have everyone title their message with a heading which tells its general
category (the categories might be provided by Kevin, but should NOT be
provided solely by the person who posts the message). Then, rather than
just give the messages as they arrive, sort them by category. This would
make it much easier for anyone who isn't interested in a particular
subject to simply not read those on that subject. I believe that such
a system could be implemented by software and thus not need any further

			Best wishes and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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