Thank you for explaining what the "ping list" is, how does one accumulate names for a ping list?
By asking. Look at my sig line.
Well, if you make it clear that you have a pinglist, then when you post a thread pertaining to it, people can ask to be on your ping list if they find it interesting. And you should probably say in your comments something like "send me a private message to subscribe to this pinglist". You can look at PJ-Comix's DUmmies threads to see examples.
There was this one troll though, I guess about a year ago, who basically just put people onto his ping list without their permission, and pinged them to threads with articles about US casualities. He lasted about maybe a month before getting banned. Interesting, this guy, or someone with the same MO, made a reappearance this year under the screenname SGTNYC (banned also).
But I digress. Basically, I think it's a no-no to just add someone to a pinglist without them asking to be on it.
Very carefully.... ROFL!!
Many include a line .... like this that SunkenCiv uses:
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest -- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)