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Re^4: Modify choices for Nodes to Consider

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jan 13, 2006 at 01:26 UTC ( #522859=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Modify choices for Nodes to Consider
in thread Modify choices for Nodes to Consider

That’s misworded. The node is already published. The question you are answering is “what action should the janitors take on this node?“

If there should be any changes, I’d vote for changing “keep” to “leave,” and maybe also for changing “edit” to “fix,” but I don’t know that the labels really need changing.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re^5: Modify choices for Nodes to Consider
by tye (Sage) on Jan 13, 2006 at 08:42 UTC

    If I vote 'leave', when can I come back? Or does it make the node leave? Would 'fix'ing a node prevent it from moving between sections or prevent it from reproducing?

    I much prefer 'keep' over 'leave'. Even though it isn't perfect, I find it easy to read 'keep it there' or 'keep it as-is'. Hey, perhaps 'as-is' would be a good replacement? Or is that more difficult for some non-native speakers?

    I also much prefer 'edit' over 'fix' but would support going to 'modify'.

    'abstain' would be fine with me as well.

    - tye        

      “Abstain” over “nada” would be excellent – it always bugged me that “nada” seems to imply a vote for doing nothing, rather than no vote at all.

      “Modify” sounds like a clear improvement over “edit” and “fix,” as well; in fact, so much so that I now feel inclined to say it needs changing.

      I don’t like “as is” much because it’s not a verb. My quibble with “keep” is linguistic hair-splitting: keeping a node implies an active preserving action, whereas the meaning of the vote is for the janitors to passively take none. “Leave alone” would express this exactly, but is a bit long. I follow the argument that shortening it to “leave” makes it too imprecise, though. Hey, for “leave alone,” the thesaurus lists “let be;” does that seem palatable?

      The options would then be as follows:

      ☐ Let be   ☐ Modify   ☐ Reap   ☐ Abstain

      I quite like the look of that – it’s only slightly longer than what we have now, and much more precise.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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