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From: <owner-ftgzg-l@b...>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 06:40:51 -0500
Subject: Re: BOO

>Wellll... What is noise, and what is a signal? IMO:
>* Posts about FT (or DSII, or SGII) rules and house rules are
>  'signals'.
>* Posts about SF backgrounds are mostly 'signals'. Since FT is a
>  game which can be adapted to just about any background, discussions
>  and descriptions of possible backgrounds is relevant - especially
when they
>  go into the house rules needed to use FT for games set in that
>* Posts about today's weapon systems can be both noise and signals -
>  when they use today's weapon systems as a basis for speculations
>  the weaponry of the future, I think they are signals. Usually.
>* Posts about today's politics are noise... except when they start a 
>  discussion about possible game universes. Usually.
>* This is a 'noise' post.

Okay...given this table of criteria...who volunteers to burrow through
Jerry's FT-List archives and count up the number of 'signal' posts and
the number of 'noise' posts?


If the conquest of a great peak brings moments of exultation and bliss,
which in the monotonous, materialistic existence of modern times nothing
else can approach, it also presents great dangers.  It is not the goal
*grand alpinisme* to face peril, but it is one of the tests one must 
undergo to deserve the joy of rising for an instant above the state of 
crawling grubs.
				       -Lionel Terray, 1965

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