RE: Protected archive Re: [SPAM] Re: Surfree

CobraBoy (
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 08:56:04 -0700

At 8:36 AM -0700 6/3/98, Dr. Ernest N. Prabhakar came up with this:

> Ah, but you forget that FoRK's primary method of reproduction nowadays is
>from people hitting the archive and being sucked in by one tidbit or
>other. And that one of the reasons for the list's existence is to
>explore the evolution of a electronic community in the fishbowl of a
>public archive.
> Protecting the archive 'a priori' is equivalent to putting up a 'no new
>members' sign. We'd only get people who already know someone else, which
>is hardly any fun at all.
> Viva the new blood!

Yeah, Viva Lloyd Wood.

I would think that the current list is big enough that simply word of mouth
could grow it at a acceptable rate.

Continuing to grow the list in the gang bang fashion if the past has it's
disadvantages (see first sentence) . Also knowing that the archive is
password protected might cause members of the list to post to this list
with a bit more security.

It's the difference between a riot and a party.

Think different Ernie.


Charlie don't surf. ...Apocalypse Now
Charlie don't surf, but we think he should. ...The Clash

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