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From tolle...@dltolleson.com
Subject Re: Error on your web site
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:58:10 GMT
Marcus,

Thanks for letting me know.

I would point out, however, that something can be "improved" or it can be
"new," but marketing gurus not withstanding, it cannot be "new" AND
"improved."

"New "(not previously existing) documentation is the communication of
something not previously explained. "Improved" documentation more clearly
communicates something that has all ready been explained, but does not
communicate information about a new topic. (It is the idea being qualified
and thus using different or "new" words doesn't constitute something,
"new.")

I would also suggest that if one improves existing documentation, the act
of writing it is sufficiently implied to forego having to use the word
"write."

And finally, "also with technical topics" is a sentence fragment (think of
it as an incomplete thought). One possible correction: "Interpret technical
topics to write new, and improve existing, documentation." (That's assuming
both are being done; if not, drop whichever clause is unnecessary.)

But anyway, your attention to detail and promptness is a surprising change
to what one usually encounters.

Sincerely,

Tolleson

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:55 PM,
​> wrote:

> Am 29.03.2017 um 16:24 schrieb tolleson@dltolleson.com:
>
>> Just wanted to bring your attention an error on the OpenOffice web site.
>>
>> The error is on this page...
>> https://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html
>>
>> The error is under the heading, "A multidisciplinary open source project"
>> and is the second item in the list of people that your organization is
>> looking for.
>>
>> The text at issue now reads...
>> • Write or existing documentation, also with technical topics
>>
>> I would suggest using one of the following...
>>
>> • Write on existing documentation and technical topics
>> Or
>> • Rewrite existing documentation and technical topics
>>
>> Or my personal favorite...
>> • Improve existing documentation and technical topics
>>
>> You guys have a great product and I hope this helps in a small way,
>>
>
> thanks for your hint. To keep the change minimal I've changed it in the
> following way:
>
> "Write new or improve existing documentation, also with technical topics"
>
> Marcus
>
>


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