ADS webpage

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 8 18:27:36 UTC 2008

On Dec 8, 2008, at 9:49 AM, Grant Barrett wrote:

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Grant Barrett <gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG>
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> Strange. It works for me, though I'll try it on a bunch more computers
> and see if I can duplicate the problem.

well, now it works for me too.  earlier, the server wasn't responding,
so my attempted linking timed out.

now that i can get to the site, i see that Mark Mandel's recent follow-
up on the "pirates in the Gulf of X" thread looks fine in the archives
(though it came to me in an unreadable encoding).

i also see that my "depend NP on X" posting is in the archives, but
tagged as [SPAM:####], which would explain why i myself didn't get a
copy of it -- or of the slightly improved re-sent version that i
submitted a little while ago.

i'm guessing that the spam filter tagged these postings as bad, bad
spam because of the many links in them; the Language Log spam filter
just hates comments that have URIs in them "in the clear", rather than
in html tags.

what i  don't know is how many/few people got the postings.

i might be able to fix the problem by removing "html://" from the
links and posting that version.  can some savvy person tell me if that
would be likely to work?  (if it does, then i'd like to have the
previous versions deleted from the archives.)

arnold, vexed

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