RE: Mailing lists vs private conversations
From: Catya Belfer-Shevett (
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:15:57 -0700 (MST)
Hi All,

Just thought I'd let you know that I did receive quite a few responses, and
almost no one had the same concerns that I did for privacy.  (Which feels
weird because i don't think of myself as a terribly private person, but
publishing my email correspondence on the web seems to be a hot button for

People made good points about the archives serving as a valuable resource to
the public and that less people would see them if they were for subscribers

Thanks for humouring me,

        - catya

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cohousing-l [at]
> [mailto:cohousing-l [at]]On Behalf Of Catya Belfer-Shevett
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 11:17 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: RE: Mailing lists vs private conversations
> Changing topic slightly...
> > In addition, the postings to this list are
> > available on websites. So anything you write here is public
> > information that
> > can be seen by anybody in the world, even those not subscribed to the
> > mailing list. Your mother can read your posts, your boss, your spouse,
> > anybody. People also can search the web for topics and mail
> from this list
> > comes up. Just yesterday I got a reply from some e-mail I had
> sent to this
> > list more than 5 years ago!
> Are there other folks on this list who would prefer that the archives only
> be available to list members?  Are there people who strongly
> prefer they be
> public?  I wrote the listowner about this a bit ago based on my
> own concern
> and he said I was the first person who ever asked..
> Let's try having people reply privately to me at catya [at]  I'm
> happy to tally and repost.
> Thanks,
>       - catya

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