[b-hebrew] idea to deal with crackpot ideas

dwashbur at nyx.net dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Dec 1 20:16:16 EST 2007


As one whose ideas have on occasion been considered such, I would resent any such 
designation.  It smacks of arrogance.  I've seen enough of Ken's ideas to know that's not 
how he means it, but that's how it would come across in such a setting.  Just my single 
crackpot opinion :-)

On 2 Dec 2007 at 0:03, kenneth greifer wrote:

> 
> When someone sends a crackpot idea to b-hebrew members, people who
> respond could change the subject by adding "crackpot idea:" in front
> of the subject, then scholars and others would know to avoid the
> email. This way a lot of the irritating discussions could be reduced
> for scholars who don't like them. I don't know if "crackpot idea :" is
> allowed. Maybe something less insulting like "non-scholarly idea:"
> before the subject would help. Or maybe "mental torture alert:" Some of
> the irritating emails would get through to scholars, but maybe not as
> many. Kenneth Greifer
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Dave Washburn
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