LINGUIST List 10.1175

Mon Aug 9 1999

FYI: SASAL/Student Web Site, Update/Leaving Notes

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  1. Rofheart, SASAL--Student Association for Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
  2. S. Zuckerman, Re: 10.1166, FYI: Leaving notes on a Web-site

Message 1: SASAL--Student Association for Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics

Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 09:41:18 EDT
From: Rofheart <Rofheartaol.com>
Subject: SASAL--Student Association for Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics

SASAL (Student Association for Sociolinguistics and Anthropological 
Linguistics)

We would like to announce a new organization for students studying or 
interested in sociolinguistics and/or anthropological linguistics. SASAL is 
an informal forum for students to discuss research and student concerns, as 
well as a means to get to know other students with similar interests from 
different schools around the world.

SASAL's website is located at http://www.ncsu.edu/linguistics/sasal

To subscribe to the SASAL mailing list, send a message to
<sasal-requests-leodm.unm.edu> saying "subscribe". To unsubscribe, send
a message to the same address saying "unsubscribe". To post to the list,
email directly to <sasals-leodm.unm.edu>.

We are in the process of forming a mailing list for all who want to join. We 
are also scheduled to hold an informal meeting during the NWAVE conference in 
Toronto (Oct. 14-17, 1999).

For further information, please contact Maryam Bakht-Rofheart 
<mmb239is9.nyu.edu> or Uri Horesh <urihorespost.tau.ac.il>.
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Message 2: Re: 10.1166, FYI: Leaving notes on a Web-site

Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 13:51:48 +0200
From: S. Zuckerman <S.Zuckermanlet.rug.nl>
Subject: Re: 10.1166, FYI: Leaving notes on a Web-site


Recently some questions were raised about leaving notes on a web-site.
The poster of the original FYI message provides the following information:


The points made are indeed important. I tried both third voice 
and utok, and found that utok doesn't slow you down at all. I enjoy 
working with it and find it useful and a lot of fun.
With regard to the questions raised, I sent a massage to utok.com and 
these are their answers:

uTokdoes not interfere or slow the browsing experience at all.
Withregard to the quality of the notes: in uTOK, users vote on 
 notes that they read , and notes that get a lot of "thumbs down" are 
 deleted. In this way, the quality of the content is controlled in a 
 democratic way.
The user-created groups allow people to filter the notes they read 
 only to notes from their groups (currently groups are open to all, in 
 the future groups can be closed and moderated)
Withregard to the lifetime of the notes: notes can be deleted only in 
 two ways: the author of the note deleted his note ; or many people 
 voted down on a note so it was automatically deleted. Other than 
 that notes are not deleted
Withregard to security: in uTok the notes are text-only (not HTML-
 based like in third voice), so the user and his machine are completely 
 secured.

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