September 5, 2013
The SignWriting List is my gift to the world. I started it in 1996. And I will continue to offer the SignWriting List as long as I live, and I plan to live another 30 years! And I hope after that others will keep it alive. It is the one place where you have direct access to me and to other experts who are in the center of the dissemination of SignWriting around the world.
We have historic Archives for all of the messages since 1998, and those Archives serve as information for research projects:
SignWriting List Archives
Facebook is good to a certain degree, but a little superficial. I have tried it for List messages and found that within a very short time, others joined who did not care about SignWriting but chose to talk about other things, and the management of it for me, at least, was overwhelming… I do visit our Facebook pages occasionally…and you are welcome to do that too:
SignWriting on Facebook
Meanwhile, the whole purpose of the SignWriting List is to provide a general forum for a multitude of SignWriting-related topics…software development for SignWriting, linguistic and language issues like you are discussing now are most welcome, and of course information about projects and requests for technical support - all those are perfectly good topics and very interesting for many of our 200 List members…
So how do you throw out the messages you are not interested in? One way is to ignore the ones you don't care about…and truly trash them...
But there is also another way. You can change your settings to the SignWriting List any time. Go to the SignWriting List sign-up page:
SignWriting List sign-up page
Put in the email address that you have on the List…
Then scroll down. Under Miscellaneous, click on "Mail delivery disabled temporarily".
This means you are still a member of the List, but you will not receive messages. To read the messages, you will have to enter the List Archives to see what people are talking about, and then if you want to get involved, you can again, by answering from the Archives or changing your settings back to receiving mail again -
Just some thoughts…
To access the Archives, go to:
SignWriting List Archives
So you are most welcome to discuss language and all of your projects - It is good for us to be in touch with each other -
There is no problem posting anything related to SignWriting, and all languages are welcome...
I have a suggestion, Not sure if you have discussed this in the past but i think it may be better to have some type of forum for all of this discussion instead of everyone getting emails because like a previous subscriber said it is flooding our inboxes. Maybe you could integrate one into the signwriting website like most other sites have and then people could subscribe to the topics the want and still get everything also if they wanted.