Re: language, thought and behavior

Keith Dever (kdever@CALSTATELA.EDU)
Mon, 12 Feb 1996 10:40:50 -0500

I am sorry to read that yet another is leaving ANTHRO-L because of the
rantings that have been going on lately. I have some comments on this.

I recently posted a comment about how so many people are posting what seem
private replies to the entire list. It has come to my attention that it used
to be more difficult to post to the entire list. I would suggest that maybe
the constant petty name-calling and insults may have been originally intended
as private retorts that were accidentally made public. I am willing to give
the offenders the benefit of the doubt; I am sooo liberal, eh. Perhaps the
change to easier reply to all is something they are unaware of.

I am asking that the new list owner/manager take action to make it more
difficult, but not impossible, to "Reply to: all" so that we could give
people an opportunity to shoot their comments in the direction of the
intended and appropriate target.

Thanks for listening,
Keith (a student of archaeology who insists ANTHRO-L has something to offer