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CONLANG/ZBB crossover (WAS: CONLANG article deleted from Wikipedia)

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Monday, May 7, 2007, 21:04
On 5/7/07, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:
> Oh, and I wasn't aware there was this kind of antagony between this place > and the ZBB: > > >Oh brother... Seriously, the ZBB gets a mention but not Conlang-L? > >The list where everyone signs on under fake names and levels > >criticism like, "u r teh suxxorzz!!!!!!!11!!"? Humiliating. > > >BB-systems (...) [a]re no substitute for mailing lists or newsgroups. Not > >for regular readers, anyway; they can be convenient for casual browsing on > >certain topics (no need for subscription). Newsgroups are better for > >high-volume discussion groups than mailing lists since you can browse the > >headers without downloading all the messages. > > but it would explain why so few conlangers seem to visit both regularly. I > kno only about half a dozen others beside myself... Personally, I do find > mailing lists more usable than forums, but only as long as the discussion > stays within sensible message-limits. 30-50 per day is tolerable; 200+ per > day with multiple OT discussions certainly warrants a forum or a newsgroup. > Then again, the setting also affects the discussion. I mean, I wouldn't > dream of starting a discussion about the love lifes of geeks or something > like that here... but threds like that are a staple of the ZBB's separate > "off topic" section.
So... who's on both? (;-)) *raises hand* (I confess I only monitor NOTA and Ephemera though... but then, the vast majority of CONLANG traffic is also not of direct interest to me, so that's not really a statement about the ZBB content. I'm picky.) - Sai


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