Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 18:34:46 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball Among all the senior ADS members my comment shouldn't carry too much weight-- the onl;y time I've gone to an ADS meeting was when it co-occurred with LSA in the late 80s. I don't even like to go to the LSA very much, partly because of the big-city (often, big-cold-city) restriction. So I very much like the idea of having an independent ADS meeting in a mid-sized or even small city. I doubt I'd be able to go every year, though, and favor an every-other-year schedule, which might give time to plan really good themes (I vote for odd years-- in even years I try to go to the Society for Caribbean Linguistics, which eats up my year's travel budget before Labor Day!). Maybe it would make sense for ADS to co-meet with SMALLER meetings if they want us and if we need bigger numbers? About "ads" on ADS-L: what if we requested people, on the honor system, to submit them to the list-person? Natalie, would that be too much trouble for you? It might sort out the dross. Then again it might not work for the unscrupulous. But things like what Ecoling circulated are fine with me. Could there be a separate group, ADS-ADS, that people could choose to receive or not (if we got a lot of 'em)? I don't know the mechanics of this stuff.