09-Jul-2013, 07:22 PM
(09-Jul-2013, 01:18 PM)Sooty Wrote: Fair enough. But does that mean that my question about language elitism just gets ignored because it is difficult one to administer?
I am not sure I completely get your query.
If you are asking about "how to discuss about a group rule", then this is the right place.
If you are asking about "how to discuss group rules in FB", then that is not allowed for reasons already provided by Lije.
If you are asking for the rationale behind English then the main factor to be understood is that Nirmukta FB groups are meant for discussions. Being inclusive in a discussion forum means ensuring that a thread is open for participation to everybody. Now English is the only language that can ensure something like this. And given that a Nirmukta FB user is highly unlikely to not know English, it makes all the more sense.
It is true that members might be more comfortable in other languages, but that is the price to be paid for being inclusive in a diverse group like Nirmukta. And given that its a freethinkers group for discussions, a person's argument's merit is not that much based on her language skills.
(09-Jul-2013, 01:18 PM)Sooty Wrote: Also, I ask that a link be put right in when such issues arise - in the case that I mention, I was repeatedly told this is not the right place - I get that, OK, but when I asked repeatedly where I ought to go, I didn't get an answer for quite a while. Pasting a link right then and there would solve it because when I ask where to go look, telling me 'Go look' is no solution.
Its really not possible to post the link every time for multiple users as its not a productive way. It is also a good way to ensure that all members read the group rules thoroughly, as well as a pointer whether a member has read the rules: a basic requirement for membership to the groups.
But in this case, the about section turned out to be out of sync and it was indeed difficult to find the links. Thanks for pointing that out and the issue will be rectified as soon as possible.