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Re: META: What's on-topic, and what's not [Re: CHAT translating t he Paternoster]

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Friday, July 19, 2002, 3:20
On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 17:51:07 -0400, Karapcik, Mike
<KarapcM@...> wrote:

>| -----Original Message----- >| From: Thomas R. Wier >| Subject: META: What's on-topic, and what's not [Re: CHAT >| translating the Paternoster] >| >| Quoting Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>: >| > Both these texts are highly amusing ... >| > but aren't we starting to stray into >| > forbidden territory WRT the conlang list? >| >| There is, in fact, only one statutorily forbidden area of >| discussion for this list: the politics of constructed languages >| (which is "best", which is "aesthetically pleasing", etc.). > 8< snip >8 >| their religion even remotely. So why shouldn't we talk about >| religion in this way? >| Thomas Wier > > I think the concern is when the subjunctive vs. imperative >("May there be light!" / "Let there be light!") triggered my comment >of "May there be light!..." sounding like the beginning of a >politically correct creation story. > Next came the (IMO: *amazingly* funny) Standard Disclaimer for >the Heavenly Hosts not accepting liability for use of the Universe, >the Universe falling under Intellectual Property laws, no reverse >engineering or decompiling, etc. > > I think Jeff was (rightly) telling the children to settle >down before someone poked an eye out. (Mi bedauxras....) > > Mike K.
Yes, that's about it, Mike -- I'm glad someone was able to correctly interpret my oracular statement. Thanks! Sorry about the confusion, Tom. I probably should have quoted part of what I was referring to. IMO nobody had actually crossed the line (statutory or otherwise), but it was getting close. Concerning flame wars -- especially the RaP kind (Religion and Politics) -- some of us have a real need to avoid that kind of aggravation. Jeff