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? (;-))
(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.)