saving the world

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Dec 6 16:18:22 UTC 2006

I'm not a member of the ADS, but I do get a lot out of the mailing list.
I hope my small contributions are of value to some.

I hope the access standards remain the same.

> I am new to this list--been on it for about 3 or 4 weeks,
> perhaps.  I had just accepted the post of "Midwest secretary"
> of the ADS, and thought I should be at least listening in on
> this list.  So, Beverly's call for reform (below) and several
> of the messages have made me wonder what kind of list this
> is, and whether the messages I have seen over the past weeks
> are typical or whether I have just come in at a bad time.
> Are there moderators?  What do they do?  What are the goals
> of this list? The only other list I am on is the LINGUIST
> list--and this seems very different (I suspect one difference
> may be that their moderators are paid, though probably not much).
> This real linguist (though not dialectologist), and
> dues-paying ADS member would welcome non-flaming enlightening
> comments.

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