I have just unsubscribed from the OGM mailing list pursuant to @peterkaminski’s message to prefer this forum for day-to-day communication instead.
Now, I should highlight that I wonder whether it makes sense for this “Open” Global Mind forum to be password protected. That’s much less about the principle and more about a practical concern which is that the Emacs based newsreader Gnus should be able to read posts here, if there was no such login, but cannot, currently: https://github.com/dickmao/nndiscourse/issues/8.
Regarding the mailing list: frankly, I am not interested in listening to other people’s opinions — nor do I get much pleasure out of trying to convince anyone of mine! I hope that if many people follow Pete’s advice and start posting here, the forum will (somehow) help to filter out the discussions about opinions (which I am not interested in) from the ones that support productive engagement: which I am interested in.