> Dear James, if you really think that I, as a member of this list,
> don't have the right to ask you for moderation, please start a
> separate discussion thread on that topic and find what other members
> think about it. I am totally sure that I can do it.
> And dear James, calling this "flaming" is completely absurd. You are
> now defending off-topic threads that have nothing to do with corpora
> or corpus linguistics. Remember this list is called "Corpora", and
> not anything near "Say what you think about my favourite difficult
> issue in language".
As I read it (copy of the message is below), James is not calling what you are writing as "flaming".
Rather, his comment seems to be that just about every message ever written will probably end up in a corpus at some point, so every "flaming" message written by anybody will probably be preserved forever in some corpus.
Anyway, that is how his message seems to read to me. Thanks -Alex
> On 1 Apr 2008, at 01:49, James L. Fidelholtz wrote:
>> Hi, All (and sorry, Marc: yours just happened to be the last msg in
>> this thread),
>> Khurshid Ahmad <kahmad at cs.tcd.ie> wrote: ...
>> "... short messages that may or may not be related to corpus
>> linguistics or corpora-based studies...."
>> Due to the nature of the tera-word corpora currently in
>> circulation, I find it very difficult to wrap my mind around the
>> notion of a msg of *any* length being unrelated to corpus
>> linguistics or corpus-based studies. At the very least it could be
>> (and probably will be) corpus data at some point. Beware, flamers!
>> -- your excesses are doomed to immortality.