From: Alden Jurling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 04 2001 - 23:15:17 MST
Nah. the Sysop doesnt seem that threatening to me.
And the term is gives a pretty good idea of what its all about.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gordon Worley <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: New Term: Apexmind?
> On Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at 11:07 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
> > I'd suggest Prefect: one delegated the authority to maintain
> > discipline. It
> > has unpleasant school connotations, of course, as well as interesting
> > French judicial overtones; just so.
> But, it still has the built in sense being on top. I'd almost be
> tempted to refer to the Sysop as the Moderator, but Moderator is a bit
> weak, though certainly less threatening (and, I don't know about you,
> but who but maybe 31337 h4><0Rz don't like a moderator).
> Thinking about it, though, I wonder if Sysop is really that threatening
> a term. I mean, when I first learned about the Sysop, it was through
> the list a tainted by opinions. In other words, I didn't have the facts
> about what the Sysop Theory really was. So, the question I'd like to
> pose to some of our newer members is if the Sysop seems threatening
> reading about it now, either via Eliezer's intro in CFAI or mine at:
> Gordon Worley `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty
> http://www.rbisland.cx/ said, `it means just what I choose
> firstname.lastname@example.org it to mean--neither more nor less.'
> PGP: 0xBBD3B003 --Lewis Carroll
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