November 2010 Archives

Forum Policies- Crackpot Theories

By Tdol on Nov 19, 2010 | | 3 Comments

The web wouldn't be the web without its crackpot theories, and we have been honoured with a fair number of these, ranging from the latest artificial universal language that promises world peace and happiness before disappearing without trace to novel ways of viewing the English language, including a theory about how English would have to become a tonal language as we can only remember a tiny fraction of the number of words Chinese speakers can commit to memory, and have also declined disastrously in our memorisation powers since Shakespeare's time, though the connection to tonal languages and our historical decline was less clear.

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Forum Policies- Copyright

By Tdol on Nov 16, 2010 | | 1 Comments

Copyright issues crop up regularly on the forum, and we try to deal with them whenever we see them.

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Forum Policies- Incorrect Answers

By Tdol on Nov 12, 2010 | | 2 Comments

A couple of members of the forum have complained recently over my asking them not to give answers to questions posted in the Ask a Teacher section of the forum.

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