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Re^5: Don't Retitle This Node (no /msg)

by PodMaster (Abbot)
on Dec 23, 2004 at 07:31 UTC ( #417018=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Don't Retitle This Node (no /msg)
in thread Don't Retitle This Node

I don't know about the retitler, but I thought it was customary for editors to fire off a /msg when they do something like that.

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Re^6: Don't Retitle This Node (no /msg)
by apotheon (Deacon) on Dec 25, 2004 at 09:19 UTC

    Alas, custom and guarantee are not the same thing. It's important to ensure that people know their nodes have been retitled, I think, and simply doing so "customarily", but not universally, is a failure. In other words, I agree with davido's assessment (it's a good idea to include that functionality) and tye's assessment (we should err on the side of laziness — particularly appropriate, given that Laziness is one of the virtues of programming).

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