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#1 2014-06-05 19:01:58

mike_r
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[Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

I bumped into this while reading one of the binned posts today, and took a second to parse it properly:

Maligning other GNU/Linux distributions, operating systems, or users thereof is prohibited.

May I suggest a small edit for clarity:

Maligning other GNU/Linux distributions, other operating systems, or their users is prohibited.

I have a wiki account, but I'm not about to edit this page without discussion given my quiet, low-key level of activity in the community.

Edit: Improved rewording implemented. n.b. title slightly modified to fit character limit.

Last edited by mike_r (2014-06-05 23:57:58)


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#2 2014-06-05 19:04:41

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Re: [Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

That page is locked, so you wouldn't have been able to edit it anyway.

Thanks for the patch: applied.


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#3 2014-06-05 19:18:54

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Re: [Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

That was quick! Unfortunately, the word which most added the clarity (to me) was the "other" before "other operating systems", which you did not include. When I first read the original text, my brain didn't separate the GNU/Linux distros from the other operating systems; i.e., into Linux, BSD, Windows, MacOSX, etc. By including the word "other" before operating systems, it makes it clearer that we definitely mean more than just Linux and variants thereof. I know its getting nitpicky, but that's the essence of the clarification I was after. Thanks.


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#4 2014-06-05 20:43:20

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Re: [Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

Fixed.


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#5 2014-06-05 23:27:55

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Re: [Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

Looks very good. Thank you.


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#6 2014-06-05 23:33:44

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Re: [Solved] Suggested clarification for "Forum etiquette-respect distros"

Cool. Please remember to mark your thread as [Solved] by editing your first post and prepending it to the title.


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