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OT? (WAS: Resist list nazification)

From:Jim Grossmann <steven@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2002, 4:34
Hi, all.

Personally, I've found that the no e-mail option at yahoogroups solves all
of the problems I've had with the list's high volume.

My inbox is never crowded;   I can sift through message titles as fast as I
can read them;   I read what I like and ignore the rest.

I see no reason to restrict the topics.   Our mutual interest in artificial
languages has served, so far, to keep most of the messages relevant for most
of the listers most of the time.  What more can we expect?

I personally find the posts about new conlangs and their syntax more
interesting than the posts about etymologies in natural languages.  But
other listers feel differently, and this list is for all of us, right?

I'm glad that people use the CHAT and OT prefixes;  by all means, lets
remind each other to use them consistently.   I'm glad that some of us feel
comfortable creating splinter lists that focus on certain topics;  the
auxlang list comes to mind.

Beyond that, our list doesn't look broken.   Why fix it?


Jim G.