X-Message-Number: 11861
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 21:43:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Kevin Q. Brown" <>
Subject: Splitting CryoNet?

In Message # 11822 Perry Metzger proposed splitting CryoNet into
two lists to separate the philosophy from the science/technology
oriented messages.  This apparently has been on the minds of other
people, too, since his proposal generated several responses.
My solution to that is that same as it was four years ago in
messages # 4365 and 4847:

  Another approach would be for someone to offer a filtered version
  of CryoNet, to which interested people could subscribe.  That
  list could take the entire CryoNet feed as input and distribute
  only those messages that satisfy the criteria of the editor.
  My only request is to have all _replies_ sent to CryoNet rather
  than just to the filtered list so that we do not unnecessarily
  balkanize the cryonics mailing list(s).

The situation has changed somewhat in the past four years,
but I still think that this is the best solution.  Is anyone
willing to host "cryonet-philosophy", "cryonet-tech",
"cryonet-moderated", "cryonet-undigested" (for mailing each
message to the list immediately rather than accumulating them
all for a once-a-night digest), "cryonet-hyperlinked" (for
web-enabled email clients), or any other variation?

    Kevin Q. Brown

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