- mark_r_harris wrote:
>On the Mythsoc list, members are invited to post their opinions, whether
> am coming to be
> of the mind that what Internet chat groups really need
> are "rhetorical umpires" to cry foul when ad hominem arguments and
> other fallacies are attempted
or not they are supported by the text. There are no "correctness" or
"accuracy" checks, though other members may, of course, point out
inaccuracies or inconsistencies.
On the other topic, this is a "no flames" list, but unmoderated unless I
take action. This means that members can post personal comments, but if
I consider them flames, I either post a list warning or send a private
warning (or both). Parties who do not heed warnings may find their posts
moderated (meaning I have to read and approve them before they go to the
I try to allow listmembers to self-regulate if at all possible, but I do
step in if matters get out of hand.
Your friendly neighborhood Mythsoc list administrator
Joan Marie Verba
- Original Message:
From: mark_r_harris mark_r_harris@...
<< nonetheless, the discussion was textually based and ingeniously argued on both sides, and since I'm interested in Tolken as literature and not as pop-cult fantasy fodder, I love that sort of seriousness of approach. Mark >>
Sounds like you are a perfect candidate for Mythcon! We do that kind of discussion all the time. This year's is in Colorado. Consider saving up your shekels and coming. It's at the end of July. Our Web site will have more details: www.mythsoc.org.
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