Thanks very much for the constructive and encouraging words, maidens and monsters. If the consensus is that Elliquiy U is proceeding in the proper direction, well, goodness, I'm cool with that. I simply feel that we need to remember two things:
1) If we're to keep the Elliquiy community tight, we should support our fellow members. One way that we can do this is by insuring that our fellow members' questions aren't drowned in the ocean of great threads in Elliquiy U. We should watch for questions, and when we spot questions that we're qualified to answer we should do our best to answer them in a timely fashion.
2) We might have occasional confusion about where a particular subject, thread, or post might go. If I myself wanted to discuss this current World Series, for example, I might post in Xana's World Series thread
. If I wanted to note that this World Series offered the first suspended game in a century of World Series history, however, I might be inclined to post in News and Events, while if I wanted to discuss a sabermetric analysis of this World Series I might be inclined to post in Elliquiy U. Why, though? Why hither, thither, and yonder? I don't know; all of my posts would ultimately be about the World Series, after all.Then again, our minds, subjective as they are, are probably never going to organize entities or phenomena in the same way anyhow. Although the concept has been described many times by many people, I myself am going to reference Borges's famous El idioma analítico de John Wilkins just because I'm especially fond of it:
These ambiguities, redundancies, and deficiencies recall those attributed by Dr. Franz Kuhn to a certain Chinese encyclopedia called The Heavenly Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge. In its distant pages it is written that animals are divided into
(a) those that belong to the emperor;
(b) embalmed ones;
(c) those that are trained;
(d) suckling pigs;
(f) fabulous ones;
(g) stray dogs;
(h) those that are included in this classification;
(i) those that tremble as if they were mad;
(j) innumerable ones;
(k) those drawn with a very fine camel's-hair brush;
(l) et cetera;
(m) those that have just broken the flower vase;
(n) those that at a distance resemble flies.
Anyhow, I'm going to return to starting new threads in Off Topic, News and Events, and Elliquiy U. If all goes well I'll choose fora like a butterfly, post like a bee. That said, if anybody does
find any of my threads ill-suited to the homes that I've selected for them, please don't hesitate to move them, to leave them where they are, to dress them in little sailor outfits, to whatever. If it's good for you, it's good for me!
Thanks again, everybody. I have to get back to my experiments. Best wishes!