Subject: Re: moderation (was Re: Nagging Naggum)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 21:26:49 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Coby Beck" <>
| Your Theory B won't really help identify constructive and non-constructive
| posts, it simply shifts the grey area into what constitutes an "operator for
|  getting usefully from the initial to goal state"  ie.  Is "grow a fucking
| clue, you moron" such an operator?

  What is it in response to?  Would such a response result in response to
  an already posted article according to theory B?  I think not.  However,
  a _polite_ message with destructive or anti-social contents _would_
  receive such a response, so theory A produces flames from non-flames,
  because it allows destructive morons to get through, while theory B does
  not produce flames from non-flames, because the non-constructive would be
  kept out to begin with.