[pp.int.general] This mailing list is a limited and fragile resource

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Mon May 26 12:52:20 CEST 2014

I for once would agree with this... a one mail per 24h limit.

It would force people to really THINK about what they post, and I am all in favour of MORE THINKING in the Movement.

Still... there are too many people that would take this LITERALLY as a blanket permission to post one idiocy a day... and we would get really swamped by many once-a-day-spam that would flood the list anyway.

There MUST be rational criteria to ban for longer periods evaluating the level of idiocy of messages in the context of the conversation they disrupt.

Because there is a cognitive bias that makes everyone believe the level of his own messages is always well within the allowed limits... so self-censure is not efficient if most of the swarm is not smart enough and tends towards idiocracy (trying to censor longer and intellectually crafted messages as harmful for the self-esteem of the deciding majority).

> Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 11:15:09 +0200
> From: zzbbyy at gmail.com
> To: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Subject: [pp.int.general] This mailing list is a limited and fragile resource
> If this mailing list was a river then everybody would agree that we
> cannot let anyone flow anything he wishes into it, no questions asked.
> But in the case of a communication channel like this list there is a
> tendency to think that because the technical bandwidth of it is so
> much bigger than we use now - then there is no need to limit the usage
> in any way. But the mailing list is useful only as much as people read
> the mails that are sent to it - and the amount of time people can
> spend on reading is limited.
> Without any rules this mailing list is wasted by trolls and flamewars
> just like a river would be wasted by pollution if we had no rules
> about that.
> In this community there is an aversion to moderating of mailig lists
> because of the fear of censorship - but even having an automatic rule
> like 'one person can post only once a day to this mailing list' would
> improve dramatically the situation on this mailing list. Would that be
> censorship? And this is just one example - if we are serious about
> 'doing politics', about designing rules that govern our societies -
> then we should first design rules to govern our mailing list - rules
> that would avoid the censorship accusations and that would maintain a
> high signal to noise ratio.
> -- 
> Zbigniew Łukasiak
> http://brudnopispirata.pl/
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