Bell & Howell Apple II update

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Jan 28 13:45:56 2002

On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Tony Duell wrote:
> > > The discussion was about microcomputers and, specifically, the video connector
> > > on the Apple ][. When the Apple ][ came out, cable TV was not yet a common
> >
> > No it is not. You are darn good at subtly changing the terms of an
> > argument and thus proving your point to be correct.
> Wouldn't it be great if there were some sort of rating system for
> subscribers to the list? It would be nice to be able to vote on each
> message that gets posted. Those getting a thumbs up vote boost the score
> of the subscriber. Those getting a thumbs down would lower it. Newbies
> would start off at 0.
> The subscriber's score would automatically be prepended to the subject
> line so you could see at a glance whether a message was worth it to
> you to read or not.

One problem with that approach is that it presumes that no one new or
with a low score ever will write anything worthwhile. Not altogether
reasonable, I think.
                                                 - don

> Of course there's the delete command, but a scoring system would prevent
> run-on threads arguing over senseless matters as promulgated over and over
> again by certain subscribers.
> Oh well, I don't think Majordomo is equipped to handle this sort of thing.
> I guess we're doomed to being annoyed.
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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