What is offtopic and what should be avoided on this list?

Nathan Andrew Fain nathan at squimp.com
Mon Jan 12 04:59:29 PST 2015

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I am not authoritative here but I can say how I consume this list.
It's different from any other list I know. Consumption is more similar
to IRC. There is no real structure and many write under pseudonyms. I
don't think you can have a serious discussion of topics that hover
around anonymity without accepting the cruft that comes with anonymous
contributions. Some people use these "qualities" in this environment
and simply masturbate intellectually with. On IRC one develops a way
to find interesting comments in-between this noise. And over time one
develops interesting mental reflexes and intuitions from these space.
This might seem like a description for "how to survive the cypherpunk
mailinglist" but these reflexes, once developed, then apply in very
interesting ways in other areas of society. One example is the
application of anonymous behavior and hierarchies to political
science. That is, the role of non-branded ideology and action in politics.

or to put simply
in some ways the cypherpunks mailing list is 4chan via smtp.

thus far I dont think you would find yourself getting banned. though
some may just add a mute filter for you if you spam.

On 07/01/2015 13:05, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> What is offtopic and what should be avoided on this list?
> I would like to know what is offtopic and what should be avoided on
> this list.
> Looking for an answer from authoritative source, not a subscriber
> of doubtful quality.
> Appears to me wide variety of topics are discussed.
> Though the list is unmoderated, I suspect the dudes in charge of
> the list might take action against flooding with gross nonsense or
> commercial spam.
> Just trying to avoid being banned from unmoderated list ;), the way
> the heavily censored (in theory small moderated) Fyodor's full
> disclosure blocked me at SMTP level.
> Best of luck,
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