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Re^6: A request from level 21

by Zen (Deacon)
on Jul 11, 2008 at 14:54 UTC ( #696981=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: A request from level 21
in thread A request from level 21

Didn't you say further down this site isn't driven by xp hunger?

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Re^7: A request from level 21
by Argel (Prior) on Jul 11, 2008 at 16:19 UTC
    My point was that even if the XP system did not exist I think several Monks on here would still help people out, post meditations, etc. That doesn't mean that since the system exists they will not care about it. I mean, everyone likes icing on their cake, right!?! ;-) Think if it as the difference between "driven by" and "influenced by". Of course, some Monks will be driven by it but that doesn't prove that the entire Monastery is driven by it.
      Not referring to absolutes, that *all* monks are driven by xp. But now you're arguing semantics, in the same thread where you accused a monk of hiding behind an alt to avoid a '--' after also saying xp isn't the force fueling this mess. The anti-troll intention is a red herring IMO.

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[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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