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Re: Workshops Review from Yitzik the Snakie

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 11:21
 --- "Isaac A. Penzev" skrzypszy:

> I see the idea of workshops raise quite a storm in our nice circle. That's > not good.
Well, I think you exaggerate a little. At worst, it could be called a storm in a glass of water.
> I would have replied earlier, but some force-majeur circumstances (my > sickness and Wednesday fire in our appartment house resulted in 28 hours > without electricity) prevented me from posting.
No serious damage, I hope?
> The workshops are NOT intended to split our dear CONLANG-L, neither to > substitute it. They are additional tools for more specified discussions, and > nothing more. They do not cover the whole range of conlang types. If some > new be necessary, they will surely appear. But CONLANG *shall* be one and > only basic place for wider international conlangers community.
Of course! That's my opinion, too. The truth is, that a lot of people don't care about, for example, romlangs. But some others are crazy about them, and Romanceconlang is a group where they can dig as deeply as they want. Those on conlang who feel sorry that they miss the discussion can always join the group; nobody is required to show his romlang before s/he will be admitted, and nobody is required to have one in order to take part in the discussion. The existence of such groups make it easier to do distinguish within the sometimes very huge load of messages. Besides, they provide a way out for those who simply cannot handle 100+ messages a day but are still very interested in a specific field.
> And, certainly, being the list owner of West Asian Conlang group, I am not > responsible of what is happening in the other groups. Mine is NOT > alternative. The reviews I started giving, are my good will and NOT a > challenge.
I don't think anyone questioned your good will.
> always glad to communicate for mutual benefit,
I don't know why, but somehow this sentence sounds incredibly funny to me ;) Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts