[lit-ideas] Re: archives?

  • From: mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:48:15 -0700 (PDT)

I agree, not everyone is thrilled to see their writings on the Internet.  It's 
why I dropped off the first time and again most recently.  The lack of privacy 
on this list is real.
But, Google's robots can be programmed to skip words and web pages when they 
crawl the web.  In other words, they can be programmed to skip all names and 
identifying information connected with lit ideas. 
At the same time, names coupled with the words lit ideas in one phrase (e..g. 
Robert Paul lit ideas, David Ritchie lit ideas, whoever lit ideas) can 
be programmed to be searchable.  In this way list members can easily search 
their writings but the list is invisible to those who have no need to read the 
It's no fun writing  posts when one doesn't know who's reading them.  
Realistically not that anyone is reading them, but that isn't even the point.  
The point is that list members are posting to the list, to a private group, not 
to who knows who.

--- On Thu, 3/5/09, carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: archives?
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 4:06 PM

A propos lit-id being archived, a related thought: Google your own name. It's 
likely that your posts to lit-id will pop up (that's the old sense of the term, 
not as in advertisement!). I found that revelation--though commonsensical, in 
retrospect--quite chilling. There's a difference, I feel, between promiscuosly 
and so easily googling up our posts and searching them out on a server. Most 
people do the former, few the latter. Anyway, I clammed up more.

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Is there still a way to access the old Phil-lit archives?  And is Lit-Id being 
archived somewhere?

Julie Krueger


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