I just learned that Books for learning Standard ML was closed last year. It's a question I'm occasionally asked in meatspace, so I would prefer it remain around. Since closure seems to be a prelude for deletion, I have tried to improve the question (including both the text and the title) and my own answer.
My understanding of how things work is that it is therefore appropriate for me to float the issue here of whether Books for learning Standard ML should be reopened. I'm hardly ever on Meta, so if I've misunderstood the procedure, I apologize.
Oh, and I think the question improves the Internet by its very existence. At least that fraction of the Internet that wants to learn ML, which one hopes might be increasing :)