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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Clarifying facts
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:14:02 GMT
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> On 14 Mar 2012, at 02:36, Rob Weir wrote:
>> Let's see if anyone else thinks this is too verbose.  Remember, FAQ's
>> are not intended to be read as an article, one after another.
>> Typically they are things we we link to and point users to for
>> specific questions.
> Since you have essentially eliminated my contributions and replaced them with something
different, I'll withdraw from this activity until the partisan style you've chosen changes.
A pity as we genuinely had some collaboration sparking between unlike minds.

I'm sorry you think it is partisan for new FAQ's to adopt the style of
existing ones.  In school we had a different word for this.  We called
it "editing".  It would probably have been worth the effort to check
the existing FAQ's before spending four hours of your evening writing
in a contrasting style. Fortunately I was able to clean it up into a
uniform style, add supplemental information, useful links for the
reader, etc.

In any case, your edits are not holy writ, and neither are mine.   If
there was a presumption against bold editing, then that presumption
was in error.  So let's have someone else take a pass, e.g., not you
and not me,  and see if they can improve it even further.

And if your "client" has a specific question that you think is still
not answered on the wiki, then please speak up.


> As an added bonus you'll not have to worry about any edit locks :-)
> S.

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