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META: what does "ObConLang" mean?

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Thursday, June 30, 2005, 4:24
tomhchappell wrote:
> Stephen, thanks for confirming my vague feeling with solid history. > > --- In, Stephen Mulraney > >><ataltane.conlang@G...> wrote: > > >>[snip out everything the above comment applied to] > > >>ObConlang: Drat. No activity for a long time...
I've been busy the last couple of days with a new relay that's started on the relay list. I decided to put up a slightly more up to date version of my Minza page for reference in the relay, although it's still far from complete. There's been a lot of Minza development recently that hasn't made it into the web pages yet.
> What does "ObConlang" mean? I've seen it a lot. Is the "Ob" prefix > used with a standard meaning? > > ----- > Thanks for writing. > > Tom H.C. in MI >
"Ob" stands for "obligatory" and used to be common in Usenet discussion groups, when only a small part of a message is actually on topic for the group. I guess the idea is more or less that a mainly off-topic message can be brought on topic by mentioning something related to the topic of the group.