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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 > (, 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