User talk:DavidPKendal

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"BDSM"[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your edit in the BDSM article. I've found one mention of the term that might be earlier via a Google Books search -- try a Google Books search for "bdsm" "the black flame", which finds a mention in a periodical called The Black Flame supposedly dated to 1989 -- but this is original research on my part, and the OED remains the best reliable source we have at the moment. -- The Anome (talk) 11:30, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

The Anome: Awesome, thanks for the (potential) antedating! Unfortunately to get a citable reference for it I'll need something other than Google Books's snippet view with its vague "volumes 1–6" and often inaccurate page number and date indications. According to WorldCat this periodical was first published in 1989, and if the Google Books scan represents volumes 1–6, assuming one volume per year, this could be anywhere between 1989 and 1995. Also according to WorldCat, the nearest copy to me is in the Library of Congress, 4,100 miles away. I might try an interlibrary loan. On the off chance that any of the four physical copies listed are near you, it would be useful to me if you could go along and look. DavidPKendal (talk) 11:44, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Alas, I'm also thousands of miles away from any of them. An inter-library loan sounds like a good idea. -- The Anome (talk) 12:20, 29 November 2015 (UTC)