Re: Etiquette for off-list enquiries?
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 19, 2004, 3:17|
From: Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
> Suppose I were talking with an off-list conlanger, and they asked about
> something this list could answer readily, what's the etiquette regarding
> handing over the list address and/or the addresses of the members in
> question? Note, this conversation is taking place in a public forum
> (Livejournal.com, FWIW).
I would have to agree with John C. on this one. Lists are
public fora, so I see no reason not to forward the link.
> In this particular case, my colocutor wants to know about Degaspregos, if
> Tom Wier has any particular personal feelings about being contacted.
I would be happy to discuss Degapregos either on or off the list, though
perhaps since this list is, afterall, dedicated to the discussion of
constructed languages, on-list might be interesting to all involved.
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637