META: what does "ObConLang" mean?
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 30, 2005, 4:24|
> Stephen, thanks for confirming my vague feeling with solid history.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephen Mulraney
>>[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