Lojban mailing list

The information on this page is largely superseded by Lojbanic Forums.

a.k.a. le jboste or la jboste.

Currently hosted at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lojban .i le lojbo mriste ca se judri zoigy. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lojban gy.

Robin Powell runs an alternative, non-yahoo version at http://www.lojban.org/lsg2/.

The archives of the older Lojban mailing list ('89-'98) are available at http://www.wiw.org/~jkominek/lojban .i le sorcu be le purci lojbo mriste ne la 1989nan. bi'o la 1998nan. cu se judri zoigy. http://www.wiw.org/~jkominek/lojban gy.

There is also a Lojban-language only mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jbosnu .i lo lojbo bangu selsku steci mriste cu ji'a zasti gi'e se judri zoi gy. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jbosnu gy.

The mailing list was until now the only discussion forum for Lojban; as a result, it was easy to keep track of. This Wiki has usurped that function, and one Lojbanist (Bob LeChevalier) has expressed dismay at the bifurcation.

An etiquette question arises: should questions of usage be diverted to the mailing list? Should the mailing list be alerted when questions of usage arise? What about beginners' enquiries? What about traffic in the reverse direction?

This is an online resource. It should be used as such. It should be improved as an online resource by posting major issues here. Since the list is still the primary discussion mode, or tries to be, questions 'should' be asked there first. However, lojbab should support this wiki as it is the first evolution toward more naturalistic as opposed to perscriptionist lojban as it is not controlled by the Lojban Cabal, and will allow lojban to grow as a language - not in size, but in wealth of language. Since it is hard for the LLG to monitor the Wiki and respond to everything, the wiki gives more control to the community - which I thought was considered a Good Thing. Let usage decide, even off-list usage.

There aren't enough people that agree on anything to form a Cabal quorum! --xod

My inclination is to agree [with "This is an online resource" &c.] My inclination is also to alert the list when significant issues of usage come up, which I have been attempting to do. Not to do so would, I think, be irresponsible to the language community as a whole. But inasmuch as the Wiki has seen both important metalanguage on Lojban, and - arguably as important - significant use of Lojban itself in squibs, it is decidedly a Good Thing. Even if not always an Enjoyable Thing. — nitcion.

P.S. Not that the Lojban Cabal controls the mailing list in any real sense. (If this subtopic sees responses, please create a new subtopic: Lojban mailing list and the Lojban Cabal. But I don't think it necessary.)

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