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Re: Unhappiness

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Saturday, December 4, 2004, 23:51
Paul Bennett scripsit:
> I had mentioned before that I had been tempted to ask John to lock the > list for a week or so, last time things got heated. > > Well, here I am, officially asking that it be done. I'll miss the list > while it's gone, but I shan't miss the arguments.
I'm not going to do that *yet*. Certain participants have been warned in private. (Those who haven't been warned yet should consider whether they would like to be.)
> Let's be stricter on the No Cross No Crown rule in future, please. Perhaps > we ought to start a Yahoo group for the discussions that venture into that > territory?
It's not a rule, in the sense of one I enforce. I encourage sensitive and thoughtful discussions of touchy issues. I don't encourage rudeness and pigheadedness. John Cowan, Lord of the Instrumentality of Conlang -- Mark Twain on Cecil Rhodes: John Cowan "I admire him, I freely admit it, and when his time comes I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake."