SV: What next

Gunthard Mueller gm at ANTHOSIMPRINT.COM
Tue Apr 17 06:27:46 EDT 2001


You may well be right.
I am worried that interesting discussions
might slide off the list. Your concern is to prevent
the opposite, i.e. bad stuff to crop up too much.
It's difficult to gauge which would be the main
issue. As we have had a bit of a hard time with
what is essentially the approach that I would favour,
maybe we should follow your approach this time round.
Anyway, before anything happens, Dominik might
reconsider anyway (Dominik???????), and if not,
we should anyway have a thorough discussion about
it all before going ahead with anything.
Yours,
Gunthard

Lars Martin Fosse wrote:

> Gunthard Mueller [SMTP:gm at ANTHOSIMPRINT.COM] skrev 17. april 2001 10:25:
> > Profs. Fosse and Ruzsa--
> > I don't think that the interested public should be
> > prevented from asking serious questions on the
> > list.
>
> I believe this is a problem related to the technicalities involved. If we
> have a non-open list, it implies that only certain persons are allowed to
> publish on the list. The nice thing about having outsiders turn directly to
> the experts on the list, is that we get as many "editors" as there are
> members of the list with "write" privilege. A list-member may decide to
> answer an inquiry in private, or s/he may decide to pass the message on to
> the rest of the list, whether it is a question or a comment. This gives us
> the necessary filter to keep out nonsense.
>
> > Professionals tend to ask themselves insider
> > questions, like references for books etc., which
> > are important, but not very exciting.
>
> As far as I can remember, the Indology list had a number of interesting
> discussions before it was wrecked. Although insiders ask each other a
> number of questions like the ones you mention (they are useful enough for
> professionals), the list does not have to be exclusively tuned to this kind
> of thing. I am a member of two other lists (both moderated) where all sorts
> of debates and info are channelled through to the receivers. They show a
> fine balance between scholarly debates and practical info seeking.
>
> > So I am wondering if I should offer to host
> > a non-Yahoo continuation of the list in case Dominik
> > really doesn't want to continue?
>
> This sounds like an interesting alternative. But let us wait and see what
> Dominik comes up with!
>
> Best regards,
>
> Lars Martin
>
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