Nettime's digestive system on Tue, 14 Mar 2000 18:05:10 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> each to his own (from host

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 11:19:22 +0200
From: Andreas Broeckmann <>

>Moderators, would you mind filtering out this sort of crap? I thought
>this was what the unfiltered version of this list (whatever it's
>called) was created for.
>Seriously. Read the quoted paragraph again. Does this *possibly* have
>any interest to the world outside nettime? Consider the person who
>just subscribed and gets this in their first batch of postings. What
>does it mean to them? Shouldn't you be striving to be informative to
>this person, not just internal-list-politics nerds?

i may not be serious enough, but i found the little vignette funny and i
think that that sort of crap actually belongs on the moderated list too, so
that the newbies and the old-net-timers are reminded that this is not an
information service for the net-worriers [sic], but a messy and mixed list
with people who have all sorts of twisted interests in and relations with
each other, on- and off-line, some of which get expressed in fine rhetoric,
others in aNt!-korPoRAT inventions. even virtual collectives only become
subjects through a certain degree of self-referentiality.

long live redundancy, rhythm and refrain.



Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 22:26:44 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Decklin Foster wrote:
> Thanks for your consideration.

Moderators, Decklin Foster is absolutely right. This Teddy Bytown creep
should be lashed in the fo'castle, thrown down to the hold, and banned from
nettime's decks. A butt-biting twerp, he is. There is no room for humor on
this ship, especially not Bytown's feeble insolence.

Thank you, Mister Foster. You've helped nettime steer a straight course.
History will be improved through your efforts.




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