Patrick H. Wynne wrote:
>NOTE: I had originally intended to post the following comments on
>Elfling, but as of this morning I have been banned from that forum
>by David Salo, without explanation or warning.
Carl F. Hostetter added:
>[List members are invited to read and join the Elfling-d meta-discussion list:
>if they share our concern for the policies and practices of the owner and
>moderators of Elfling. CFH]
**Eh, I am puzzled. I see I have misunderstood the purpose of this
mailing list. I have re-read the description on the yahoo site but
I am still puzzled. What is going on on elfling-d is certainly of
interest, I myself am a member of it and read its messages but
the purpose of this list is not (if I understand it correctly, though I
probably do not) to be engaged in such affairs but only in discussions
concerning Tolkien's invented languages. If I wrote something like
this and sent it to this list, I do not doubt (and do not object in fact)
that it would be rejected as off-topic. Similarly, I would be very
surprised if this post of mine was not rejected, because it is off-topic
for the lambengolmor list. Or am I wrong?
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet. (Juliet, _Romeo and Juliet_)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
[My mention of the fact that I have been banned on Elfling was necessary
to explain why I was posting a lengthy response to an Elfling thread here
on Lambengolmor instead of on Elfling itself (my post on _ingwe_ and
*_pingwe_ was completed before I learned of my ban, and I felt it was a
shame to waste the research). Carl's moderatorial addition of a link to
Elfling-d for those who might have an interest in this situation is
perfectly reasonable, since it is 1) simply a _link_, not an actual dis-
cussion of the situation; 2) hardly a regular occurrence on this list; and
3) a mere single sentence added to a lengthy post _otherwise devoted
entirely to a discussion concerning Tolkien's invented languages_.
Ales's puzzlement thus strikes me as both unjustified and exaggerated.
This having been said, I will note that the proper forum for discussion
and/or criticism of the moderation of the Lambengolmor list is on the
Lambengolmor-d meta-discussion list, which you will find at:
To quote from Carl's introductory message, "The purpose of
[Lambengolmor-d] is to serve as a forum for the publication and
discussion of rejected posts, and of the moderatorial policies and
practices of the Lambengolmor list".
I am allowing Ales's post, despite the fact that it does not concern
Tolkien's languages, as an opportunity to remind the members of
Lambengolmor of the existence of Lambengolmor-d and of its purpose.
From this point on, however, all further queries or criticisms regarding
moderatorial policy should be directed to Lambengolmor-d and
not to this list. -- Patrick H. Wynne]