Re: Signing off again in the PNW
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 3:48|
Quoting Kenji Schwarz <lehelejui@...>:
> Hi, everyone -- it was good to drop back in, but I
> don't think I want to stick around. It's not the list
> it used to be, back in the (popping my dentures) old
> days, back in '97...
We'll miss you. I hope you can come back at some time.
> The volume is just ridiculous,
This is probably true. It would be better if the limit
were set at a more reasonable 100 posts per day, no more
(I think the limit is twice that). That would stem a lot
of this numerical excess.
> and the contents just
> don't make sorting through it worthwhile -- the
> combination of intolerance and self-indulgence is
> particularly unappealing.
You're right that we can go to excess sometimes. (I myself
am probably one of the chief offenders.) But that's part of
what makes the list enjoyable, too: a lot of us come to
the list because we've found a group of people who share
our interest in conlanging, and who do not share the common
bigotry against it that much of the rest of the world has.
The list, then, becomes for us a place where we can share
our interest in not just conlanging, but in being with like-
minded people. Moreover, I'd rather allow the excess that
such liberty gives rise to than have a topicality police
deciding for us what is and is not topical. In those cases
where it seems quite off-topic, we can decide on our own,
as we have with certain auxlangers here, not to post in
response to them.
Anyways, again, hope to see you back in the future.
Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <http://home.uchicago.edu/~trwier>
"...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n /
Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..."
University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought /
1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn"
Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers