[B-Greek] Hebrews 3:16 - prove it's a question
jwrobie at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 28 10:08:49 EDT 2007
I think Carl did the right thing in closing this thread off. I'd just like to add one excerpt from the FAQ, an excerpt that Carl shared with Rey several days ago in private email.
I really appreciate the general tone of this list, and find it a great place to learn. I think a great deal of the success of this list is due to our rules for keeping discussion informative and constructive.
As List Owner, I'd like to be clear that these rules are enforced. Most of this happens in private discussion with the individuals involved. Most of the time, a simple email is all that is needed. When that doesn't work, we put people on moderation and review their messages before allowing them to appear. People who just don't catch on even then are taken off the list.
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