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CHAT: Offlang suggestion

From:Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 2, 2002, 21:37
At 09:57 PM 4/2/2002 +0300, Miekko wrote:
>Secondly, I suggest there be formed a new mailinglist parallelly with >Conlang, to reduce the load of mail on the main list. This parallell list >would >be a place where off-topic debate could be held, and debates slipping OT >here could be redirected there.
While the off-topic chatter here _occasionally_ gets on my nerves, I actually prefer that it all stay here on Conlang. One, the topics tend to wander about to freely to be sure that any given topic remains on or off topic over the space of a day. 2) While conlanging occasionally takes second place behind the chat, the chat _does_ foster the sense of community. I feel like I really know some of the people here (heya daniel! how's life?). 3) if topics started on off-lang, but moved into conlangy territory, by the time it popped up here, if ever, momentum would be lost. 4) the delete key is too easy to use. Aidan


Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>
daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>