[Air-l] Air-list

Christian Nelson xianknelson at mac.com
Thu Sep 14 03:32:36 PDT 2006

My mail program (Apple) allows me to very quickly create rules to 
filter names, subject headings, etc. Is that peculiar only to Apple? 
Anybody have info. re: MS's program, or Eudora?
Thanks for any info.

On Sep 13, 2006, at 8:12 PM, Mark Warschauer wrote:

> Also a disruptive person (and I speaking only in the general here)
> can hijack the entire direction of a list, thus limited the
> beneficial effect of filtering out an individual's messages.  A
> troll, for example, might work to intentionally raise disruptive
> points and get other list members talking about irrelevant or
> unproductive topics.  Filtering out the comments of the troll, in
> that case, will not restore the integrity of the list.  Again, I am
> just speaking generally.
> Mark
>> Is it just me, or does anyone find this kinda funny. I mean, it 
>> strikes
>> me a bit odd--an odd importation of face-to-face communication notions
>> into a non-f2f setting--to suggest that someone can "dominate"
>> discussion on an email list. Unlike f2f conversation, email list
>> participants can filter the stuff they get from the list either
>> automatically or by deleting any message they see that comes from a
>> certain person. Either filtering method is quite easy to engage in, so
>> non-use of filtering can't be blamed on laziness. Does anyone else get
>> the feeling that we tend to attend to list posts in a manner similar 
>> to
>> the way that we attend to topical f2f utterances--i.e, we focus on
>> them, give them the floor, without discrimination. Anyone with similar
>> insights?
>> --Christian Nelson
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