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Re: [ga] The noise is not reaching me...

Kent and all,

Kent Crispin wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 14, 2000 at 11:44:56PM -0600, John B. Reynolds wrote:
> >
> >
> > Kent Crispin wrote:
> > > Moreover, the first thing anyone interested in this forum will do is go
> > > look at the archives, which already are almost useless.  There isn't
> > > any way to filter the archives...
> > >
> >
> > Most list archives, including the one for this list, are supplemented by
> > indices which allow one to view the author and title of each message before
> > one chooses whether to read it.
> I know, John.  That's not real filtering, and it doesn't help that much.
> 1) If you are just joining the list for the first time you don't know
> who is worth reading and who isn't, so a list sorted by name isn't much help
> 2) If you look by author, then you lose threading
> 3) It takes time to download a large index -- in fact, it takes time to
> *reload* a large index.  Therefore a flood of garbage messages renders
> the index almost useless no matter how it is sorted.

  If using list filtering as you seem to suggest is to eliminate some folks from
posting that are participants because YOU or others don't care to read
their posts in the archives, is akin to saying that a library should not have
books by certain authors because the librarian doesn't like that author.

  I also want to thank you Kent for providing the REAL motivation for
the desire of a few to CENSOR this list.  It will make good legal evidence
in potential future proceedings.  >;)

> --
> Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
> kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain


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