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Thank you BPJ, I agree wholeheartedly.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, BPJ <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Den 2016-05-10 kl. 13:37, skrev Daniel Bowman:
>
>> There are many places on the Internet to discuss issues like those that
>> Adam Dobrin raises.  However, the CONLANG list is not one of them.
>>
>> 2016-05-10 7:13 GMT-04:00 Adam Marshall Dobrin<[log in to unmask]>:
>>
>> >So you find racism offensive?  How do you feel about censorship?
>>>
>>
> Mr Dobrin,
>
> this is not about censorship but about off-topicness for this list, and
> about etiquette.
>
> At school you don't discuss chemistry in English class, or grammar in
> chemistry class. On the internet you don't discuss things on a mailing list
> or forum which are off topic for that list/forum. It's as simple as that.
> This list is about the practice of language construction, aka "language
> modeling", which relate to natural languages as do model railroads to real
> railroads, and by extension about linguistic science, a knowledge of which
> is felt by most to be helpful in language-modeling, with topics related to
> language-modeling, such as world-building, being acceptable acceptable.
> The kind of speculations and/or assertions and/or exhortations you engage
> in, are as far as many of us can see not about or related to the practice
> of language modeling other than perhaps tangentially in that you make some
> preposterous etymological claims, and are thus not on topic for this list
> and should therefore be conducted elsewhere.
>
> We also have a tradition of civilty on this list, meaning that we do our
> best to not address each other in an offending manner, or tell each other
> what to do or believe, but some of your posts, and some of the responses
> theyhave engended, have clearly been of a different nature, which is a
> further sign that the topics you are raising do not belong on this list.
>
> If this were an attempt at censorship we would be out to prevent you from
> posting anywhere, something we cannot and will not attempt to achieve. You
> are entirely free to post elsewhere where your posts are on topic, without
> any of us interfering the slightest, and those of us who find them
> entertaining are entirely free to read them there.  There is no point in
> posting things to this list which most of the subscribers will filter out,
> as I will do henceforth.
>
> BPJ
>
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> Mind the reply-to!
>