saving the world

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Mon Dec 4 16:47:04 UTC 2006

I like John's suggestion.  I don't recall the one and only earlier
banishment, but that would seem to be a good precedent for the present
proposed action.  I assume Terry and Jesse could take care of this?  Since
I had suggested two options (membership only or moderator/owner
discretion), I think the second option combined with potential banishment
would work just fine.

I don't want to exclude lurkers, especially students, either; from time to
time I require that my own students send in at least one question or
comment during a course, and I remember a particularly lively one from some
years ago on "tschotckes" (sp?), initiated by one of my own.


At 11:16 AM 12/4/2006, you wrote:
>         I would like to argue against closing the list to ADS members.
>I would rather not lose the input of those who have something to say, or
>a question to ask, but are not yet ready to join ADS.  I certainly would
>not have joined the list myself if faced with this hurdle, though I now
>have been an ADS member for several years.
>         With respect specifically to Mr. Zurinskas, if his posts are
>really found to be that objectionable, then the appropriate response is
>to ban him individually, not to change policy generally.  A change in
>policy would not necessarily even be effective, since ADS membership
>currently is open to anyone whose check doesn't bounce.
>John Baker
>The American Dialect Society -

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