While I feel that Juli has a very good subject that needs to be
discussed, there are some mis-understandings and in fact a guidelines
violation in her posting that need some off-list sidebarring to occur.
Also, the business side of this list and the group that sponsors it is
not to be discussed on this list (see below).
In the meantime, I encourage openly the use of this list in whatever
language you like, but I cannot guarantee that there will be others who
will want to speak w/ you in that language. My only concern here is that
the moderators of the list cannot do their job; so I would ask those
posting in non-English languages to be extra careful about abiding by
the guidelines and I ask i18n member to help out the moderation team if
they see anything. We are all one community, so lets help. If you notice
anything, just send a message to me with a translation.
If you are interested in talking further about internationalization or
other group growing and list moderation issues you can join our
workgroup volunteers list (send a message to volunteers at interactiondesigners) and one our special list for i18n
issues. Sending a message to me would work just fine for the i18n list,
or to the same address for the workgroup volunteers. The mandate of the
discuss list is not supposed to engage in conversations relating to the
development and business operations of the IxD group that we are
Lastly, I would just like to say that no one who is not listed as a
steering committee memeber at http://interactiondesigners.com/ or by
their permission speaks for or otherwise officially or unofficially
represents this list, the website, or the effort that is ongoing by that
steering committee and the workgroup of volunteers.
Sorry to have to chime in like this, but I felt it better to nip this in
the butt ASAP. I do not want to see an ongoing thread of this topic on
the discuss list. Please feel free to send me any comments, questions,
or concerns regarding this topic off list at dave at interactiondesigners.com.