grenville armitage writes:
- protects agains dilution of a WG's historical record (archives
that soak up all posts to the WG's mailing list)
Stop blindly archiving every message, and this ceases to be a problem.
- improves the 'signal to distraction' ratio of traffic on the list
(particularly important for list residents charged with keeping
things on charter and evaluating rough consensus)
Distraction is in the eye of the beholder. Ignoring something
requires no action; paying attention to it requires action. Thus,
distraction is always an explicit action on the part of the receiver;
it is never forced by the sender.
Yes, revocation of posting privileges and receiver-side filtering both
cause a drop in traffic reaching one's inbox. But that doesn't
make the actions equivalent.
Yes. The former is censorship, the latter is not.
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