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2000\08\10@175033 by Mike Werner

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Bob Blick wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Olin Lathrop wrote:
>
> > I don't understand why we get 5 - 10 (haven't counted, just seems that way)
> > posts per day that have no subject tag.  Are these people too dumb to read
> > the rules or too arrogant to care?
>
> Neither. The rules are not written clearly enough for everyone who has
> English as a second language to understand.

When I put out a request for any people interested in helping out by doing
translations, I got not a single response.  I'd do it myself, but I only
know American English.

> Much too wordy. For instance, it's quite possible for someone to assume
> the tags are automatically added by the list server.

I'll take a look at the section on tags again to see if I can rewrite it to
be easier to understand.  If nothing else, this fall I'm taking a course in
technical writing.  Perhaps that'll help. ::grin::

> Also if you are using a US keyboard but have a foreign version of Windows,
> the punctuation keys are all weirded out. Last time I was in France I had
> a heck of a time using someone elses computer.

This, however, is something that we can't do anything about.
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