[SM-Discuss] Results for Organization Policy vote
terry at aliboom.com
Sat May 6 08:51:09 EDT 2006
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On Fri, 05 May 2006 13:32:58 -0700
Eric Sandall <eric at sandall.us> wrote:
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> I was trying to point out how this would only confuse people. Since we
> already defined what earth, water, etc. would be of course they make
> sense, but if you're a new user, what does `scribe water` really mean?
> Is 'water' fluid, ever changing? A very solid molecule that has little
> compression (does this grimoire have no compression utilities? is the
> download uncompressed?)? Is 'earth' a dirty grimoire that no one
> touches? Do only the miners (developers) play with 'earth'? Does
> 'fire' contain the exciting, renewed packages that are changed daily?
> Perhaps 'fire' contains only spells we want to throw away, but can't,
> so we leave them in the 'fiery' pits of Hell?
> In short, we should keep the naming scheme we currently have to avoid
> confusion and (possibly) endless discussions about how people define a
> word such as 'water' and what kind of grimoire it matches.
> - -sandalle
I agree. There are probably areas where these names could be used
appropriately (perhaps as references to mirrors?), but not as names of
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