[b-hebrew] meteg

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Aug 5 02:50:05 EDT 2007

Dear Raoul,

It does sometime happen, that no-one who feels that he or she is able to 
answer a question has the time to do so at a particular moment (or even a 
month!). Please remember that we all have "real lives", we all have jobs, 
travel, go on holiday and so on. Sometime a question gets lost in the heat 
of another discussion. There is no shame in re-posting a question if no-one 
has answered.

Yigal Levin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr Raoul Comninos" <capechurch at gmail.com>
Cc: "b-Hebrew List" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] FW: Sign Your Messages Please

>I note with interest that a question I asked about the secondary
> stress of a meteg was completely ignored by members of the list,
> whereas the issue of how one sign's one's name has generated a great
> deal of attention. Is this a Hebrew forum?
> Raoul Comninos (my real name)
> On 8/5/07, Bruce Prince <bruceprince at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> I believe the Moderators are correct in requesting that each post should 
>> be
>> accompanied by the sender's full name (fake or otherwise). There are a
>> couple of good reasons for this. Firstly, it lifts the group out of the
>> mediocre where members sign with a pen-name, alias, or in the better
>> instances - their proper first name. Often with this sort of freedom,
>> messages are posted without accountability, and I believe this group is
>> above that.
>> Secondly, the thoughts and opinions of the members of this group are 
>> often
>> valuable because they have their origin in extensive study, knowledge, or
>> simply a passion for the subject. Attaching one's handle to their own
>> comments shouldn't be a big deal.
>> It is easy to see where Jane is coming from, but her fears of being 
>> 'tracked
>> down' are based on a misunderstanding of TCP/IP addressing - which in
>> layman's language refers to how PC terminals are identified on the 
>> network.
>> Although it is possible to determine the address of Jane's ISP, it is not
>> possible to work out her home address from any of the header information
>> contained in her email messages.
>> Cheers
>> Bruce Prince
>> Australia
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Brak wrote:
>> > But for some reason the moderators find that using a full name is
>> > essential - something that I myself can't wrap my head around.
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