X-Message-Number: 28208
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:09:20 +0200
From: Eugen Leitl <>
Subject: Re: [CN] Rating system
References: <>

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 07:24:19AM -0700, Jordan Sparks wrote:

> Someone pointed out to me that my last post about the infeasibility of
> uploading with near-future technology managed to procure a 'poor' rating.
> And yet, my post was relevant, concise, and accurate.  Would those readers

It's nice to at all see a voting procedure on a mailing list.
However, it would be easier to vote if each post did came with
a personalized (a longish one-time string) for each list participant.
I rarely vote for posts because it requires me to memorize or obtain
a personal code, which is a too high threshold for most people.

> who ascribe ratings please try to remember that the only objective of the
> rating system is to deter imbeciles  I frequently give Jon Depres a poor
> rating, regardless of his latest pseudonym.  He is dishonest, detrimental,

A good to contain trolls, avaliable on Mailman and Yahoogroups (and 
probably elsewhere) is to put new members on moderation by default.
This moderator reviews the first or the first couple messages by
the new member, before changing her status to unmoderated.

This effectively prevents drive-by spamming, too.

> manipulative, and simply needs to be blocked from posting here.  On the
> other hand, when human screener recently got blacklisted, I took the time to
> go back to a couple of previous posts and rate them positively.  I encourage
> others to do the same.  Please refrain from negative ratings unless you
> really wish to see that person removed from the list.

I agree. I also would like to not receive "poster reputation too low"
messages by default.

Btw, for those who don't like web forums, and are interested in the
technical aspect of cryonics, I've created a new yahoogroups mailing
list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biostasis/

The email interface is available via the following addresses
Post message: 	
List owner: 	

The rationale: there is no technical cryonics mailing list.
The Cold Filter is the closest equivalent, but is web-only.

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