Can sound be put in these messages?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue May 8 16:17:58 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 12:14:46PM -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> In online contexts _forum_ typically refers to a web site
> where many people post messages that are arranged in various
> categories, etc. ADS-L certainly is a forum in the broader
> sense of 'a (notional) place where ideas may be openly
> discussed'.

...though I see I must acknowledge that OED's definition
explicitly allows mailing lists to be regarded as forums.

I thus hereby withdraw my original snarky comment. Apologies.

Jesse Sheidlower

The American Dialect Society -

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