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Re: Why the decrement points (facts)

by jonadab (Parson)
on Nov 02, 2005 at 22:27 UTC ( #505149=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Why the decrement points (facts)
in thread Why the decrement points

Where do you find this information?

tye has the ability to query the database directly, without going through the web interface with its corresponding limitations.

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Re^2: Why the decrement points (facts)
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Nov 02, 2005 at 22:44 UTC

    limitations

    “Restrictions” would be a better word in this case.

    It isn’t just limited; this information is not available to the general membership or public by design.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      If it were only a restriction, the restriction might only apply to people without enough credentials. Indeed, there are such restrictions, and there are people who have permissions (using the web interface) to see things that others cannot see, due to these restrictions. However, the web interface also has limitations, things it simply has not been programmed to do, irrespective of the permission bits attached to your account; these limitations can nevertheless be bypassed by the few people with direct access to the database.

      So the web interface has both limitations and restrictions.

        We’re both arguing semantics. What I was saying is that “limitations” may make it sound as though they are accidental or due to bad design, and I pointed out that it is not so, but rather, they are very deliberate. If you then prefer “deliberate limitations” rather than “restrictions,” so be it; the terminology is not significant.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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